Learn how to repair broken ceramic ware.
Throughout the course of time, you will likely drop several plates, cups, saucers and dishes. While some of us just throw out out inexpensive ceramic ware, it is really not necessary. Unless it is shattered into multiple pieces, mending a broken piece of ceramic should be easy. All you need is a brush, some white glue, a positioning box, and a razor blade. Follow these steps, and you will be on your way to a mended dish.
1. Establish order
The first thing you must do is decide how your pieces fit back together. If it is only broken in 2, it really doesn't matter. But, if you have several broken pieces, makes sure you will be able to assemble them in that order. If
you assemble them in the incorrect order, the last piece might not fit.
2. Apply glue
Take a small brush, and apply the white glue to one side of the broken edge of the plate or dish. You need not worry about extra glue, we will take care of that later.
3. Adjoin pieces
Quickly adjoin the pieces of the plate or dish together. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire plate or dish is assembled.
4. Positioning box
Then, take the dish and place it in a positioning box to dry. A positioning box is something that will make the dish stay balanced. To make one easily, take an empty box, and fill it with uncooked rice or beans. This will hold the dish in place until it dries.
5. Let it dry
Let the dish dry for at least one hour. If it moves at all when you remove it from the positioning box, move it back, and let it dry for longer.
6. Remove excess glue
The last step is to remove the excess glue. Just take a razor blade and move it along the edge of the dish where the break was. Then, dip a cotton swab in hot water and rub it along the groove. This should remove any remaining glue.
Now you have a dish, ready to be used.