Hey guys, how are you? Welcome to ceramices.com website. Today I came with some fixing tips and tricks to fix ceramic mug. Now, I gonna talk about how to fix ceramic mug, how to fix a cracked coffee mug, how to repair chipped ceramic mug. I also talk about how to fix a broken ceramic mug and make them new like before. Sometimes the best ceramic mug, cup, bowl, and plate accidentally have fallen and get crack or brake.
When an adorable mug or cup getting crack or break we don't wanna through it away but we have to through it because we don't have another choice. That's why I write this content to reuse the ceramic mug. When you follow these tips and tricks, you will be able to fix the ceramic mug yourself. Let's jump to the steps to fix a ceramic mug.
fix a cracked coffee mug
you will need
Step 1: Find out the crack
Check out the crack on a ceramic mug. Don't budge or separate the crack with your hand. If the crack too small like a scratch or it isn't loosened, it doesn't need to be repaired. If you found that the crack is more, loose, little space between the crack, and the edges can be pulled apart even slightly, a repair is necessary.
Step 2: Mix the epoxy solution
Mix a little amount of epoxy ( depends on the crack) with the same amount of hardener. The epoxy is commonly packed with hardener and many types include a dual syringe applicator that distributes an equal amount of both materials. Pour the epoxy and hardener into a paper plate or small piece of cardboard. Then, mix them thoroughly as directed by using a popsicle stick.
Step 3: Push the crack edge
Push the sharp edge with a razor blade into the crack to open it a little wider. Hold the blade tightly by fingers and forth gently rather than pressing it straight down. In this step, you are trying to get an opening for the adhesive to inter in it.
Step 4: Apply epoxy into the crack
Apply epoxy into the crack with a toothpick. In this step, you need to work faster than other steps, because you have three to four minutes of work time before the epoxy starts to cure. Be sure as well, epoxy can dribble out of the crack and harden enough into the place.
Step 5: Warp and wipe the cracked area
Warp with a rubber band around the body of your ceramic mug to hold the edges of the crack together tightly. Clean up excess epoxy from repair areas with a soft dry cloth. Do not push the crack area when you clean it.
Step 6: Allow the epoxy to dry
Place the ceramic mug in a plain surface. After that, allow the coffee mug to sit until the epoxy becomes cure completely. Remove the rubber band and clean the coffee mug and start using it.
Fix a broken ceramic mug
You will need
Step 1: Gather the pieces of mug
Assemble all the pieces of the broken ceramic coffee mug. Place the prices aside. Do not pick up the sharpen piece with empty hands. Use hand gloves to pick up the broken pieces.
Step 2: Set the broken mug
Put the main body of the ceramic coffee mug into a bucket of sand with the part that needs to be repaired pointed up. This helps secure the ceramic mug and allowing you to work with both hands.
Step 3: Clean out dust from the broken pieces
Brush all debris or dust out of the broken edges with a toothbrush or paintbrush.
Step 4: Make the epoxy solution
Make a solution with a small amount of epoxy and the same amount of hardener. Epoxy usually comes with a hardener. Some of the epoxy and hardener comes with dual syringe applicator that distributes equal amounts of both materials. Dispense the epoxy and hardener on a small paper bowl and mix them thoroughly with a popsicle stick.
Step 5: Apply epoxy mixer on the main broken body
Apply the epoxy mixture to the edges of the break of the main body of the mug by using a toothpick.
Step 6: Repair the mug
Set the broken piece into the main body of the ceramic mug and hold it at least 30 to 40 seconds. Then, take a piece of masking tape, and put it on both sides of the crack. Do the same job until you finished to put all the pieces. Clean the repair surface of the mug with a soft cloth.
Step 7: Let the epoxy mixer to dry completely
Find out a plain surface and place the mug on it. Let the fixed mug at least 15 minutes to cure epoxy completely. Then, remove the masking tape from the mug and clean it as well. Now, your broken mug is fixed and you can use it as you used before.
Repair chipped ceramic mug tips and tricks
Smooth the chipped area by nail Polish
If your mug is chipped and you looking for a faster solution to make it smooth, nail polish will help you to fix a chipped mug. To avoid sharp edges of the chipped rim, paint over the damaged area with nail polish. Avoid using normal nail polish because they can sometimes contain formaldehyde. Use non-toxic nail polish.
Fix broken handle by using ceramic epoxy
If your ceramic coffee mugs handle has broken off, repair it by using epoxy glue instead of super glue. Epoxy glue has better structural strength than normal superglue. That's why epoxy works better than super glue on ceramic. Put epoxy on the broken area and set the handle, then wait 24 hours before handling.