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Ceramic resttoration - painting the repaired areas

Where to find Repair Supplies

Broken Ceramic Repair Lessons
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Fixing broken plate lesson - basic lesson
Cementing only lesson
Fixing chipped Italian platter lesson step-by-step lesson
Chipped pottery repair lesson

Fixing broken vase - more complex repair
Restore vase lesson
How to Replace Stoneware Crock's rim using the potter's wheelHow to replace Stoneware crock's rim
Cementing, filling, coloring and glazing broken antique plate
Restore plate lesson including coloring
kintsugi - mending broken pottery with gold
Kintsugi - mending with gold
How to repair crack in ceramic
How to fix ceramic crack
Repairing broken stone sculptures and statues
Repairing broken stone sculpture
Restoring multi breaks and missing piece antique bowl
Restore bowl lesson w/ missing pieces
How to paint broken china, ceramic or pottery?
Painting pottery after repair
Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Sculpting missing pieces
Cybis Arion Boy on Dolphin - Repair Broken and Missing Finger
Miniature repair w/ missing finger
Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Making missing part w/ fired clay
Repairing broken plaster of paris tall lamp
Plaster lamp repair w/ missing parts
Repairing Broken Moroccan tagin
Repair Moroccan Tagin

We offer professional ceramic and sculpture repair services for individuals, collectors, antique shops and museums. The items listed below is a partial list of the core materials and tools one can use from home with decent quality without requiring ovens, vacuum chamber, kiln, etc.

See Step-by-Step Ceramic Repair Lesson

pottery, ceramic or sculpture repair Repair pottery, ceramic or sculpture glue pottery, ceramic or china
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Important note: The materials listed below are a subset of what we use in our lab that do not require specialized equipment, instrumentation, safe set up and long training period. Therefore, in most cases, the outcome of your work may be sufficient for your needs but you should not expect perfect results.

Do it yourself - Reliable Materials and Purchase Sources

We Do not sell supplies - Just trying to help with what is needed and where to get it

IMPORTANT: Ceramic restoration materials are not food safe, liquid or heat proof (over 190 degree F) and repaired items should not be used on cooking or food serving ware more...

A. Cleaning, Old Cement Removal and Surface Preparation

Cleaning Old Glue: Goof Off removes stains, paint, oil, cements, glues and cold glazes. It does not remove all 2-part epoxies.

Glaze thinner anc acrylic cleaning

This thinner is specifically designed for ColdGlaze Pro 2, solvent based for cleaning acrylic paints, Ultimate Golds & Silver Sylmasta products.

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Surface cleaning: Acetone or Lacquer thinner do a good job cleaning surfaces before applying cements, coloring or cold glazing. Do not use alcohol for surface cleaning! It leave oily coat on surface. Can be purchased in any hardware store

B. Two-Parts Epoxies and Cements For Ceramic, Glass and Stone


Fast Cure PC-Clear Epoxy: 4-5 minutes cure time strong bond. PC-Clear is formulated to remain clear during and after its curing time. It is very durable and flexible. If disguising a repair or the absence of color is needed, PC-Clear is your product of choice. It comes in 1 or 16 Oz sizes.

Step by step repair tutorial using PC Clear Epoxy.

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What glue to use for ceramic repair

Slower Cure Clear Epoxy: This is a standard rapid setting epoxy that is very popular in England. Araldite Rapid initially cures in 5-10 minutes, but gains in strength overnight. ($15)

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Clear Epoxy for China restoration

Higher strength, clarity and quality clear epoxy. UHU clear epoxy family are 2-component epoxy adhesives for heavy-duty applications. The bond strength can be increased by curing at a higher temperature. It will set with a very hard surface finish, with high resistance to impact, ageing and moisture. Cures in 2-6 hours ($14)

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C. Epoxy Fillers and Casting materials

Where to buy PC-11 epoxy Where to buy PC-11 epoxy


White Slow Cure Epoxy Filler: PC-11 is off-white and slow cure time and sandable / drillable filler epoxy. Powder color pigments can be mixed in for closer color match to the repaired ceramic. Slow cure time set in 30-40 minutes and fully cures in 10-12 hours. It comes in 1 or 16 Oz sizes.

Step by step repair tutorial using PC-11 fine filler.

Where to buy PC-7 epoxy filler - black

Dark Grey Slow Cure Epoxy Filler for maximum bonding power of tremendous strength. PC-7 formulation provides extended working time, set in 60 minutes and fully cured in 24 hours. PC 7 is sandable / drillable filler epoxy with great bonding power.

Where to purchase heat resist epoxy?

PC-Fahrenheit is a hand moldable putty epoxy designed for increased temperatures. Temperatures extremes of 350°F (176°C) to 500°F (260°C). PC- Fahrenheit sets in 8 minutes to a dark grey color. A full cure is reached in 60 minutes.

Where to purchase pc-Super epoxy filler?


PC-Super Epoxy (1 Oz.) is a non drip translucent paste epoxy with unlimited uses in sealing, and as a filler for most materials. It has a viscosity similar to Vaseline making overhead and side work easy without drip or sagging. It is with slow cure time and sandable / drillable. It cures in 3-5 hours. See a step by step repair using PC-Super Epoxy filler.

Where to find mold making supplies - mold putty

Mold Putty

Mold putty is the best product for making quick simple flexible rubber molds for resin, plaster, polymer clay and other purable setting materials

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Where to buy casting resin?

Casting Resin

two-part liquid urethane casting systems designed for use by sculptors. A wide a variety of fillers can be incorporated into this casting resins such as, metal powders, micas, pigments, non-water based dyes, marble dust, micro balloons, and solid glass spheres.

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Where to find water clear casting resin

Water Clear Casting Resin

Rigid clear casting that is commonly used for lenses, encapsulations, and water reproductions.

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D. Coloring Paints and Pigment

where to buy mineral based pigments?

Powder pigments: Mineral pigments may be mixed directly into epoxy resin prior to mixing with hardener.

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Where to purchase Matiss Acrylics

High Quality Acrylic Paints: Matisse Derivan Acrylics paints are high quality and can be used with the over coating and additives listed below. Where to Purchase

An all-purpose, premium quality acrylic paint Americana is water-based and non-toxic and has a matte finish that can be varnished to create various sheens. Highly pigmented. Excellent one coat coverage. Purchase at Mister Art

Cold gold and silver glazes

BEST metallic Silver and Gold Paints: Ultimate Gold & Silver have been developed by Sylmasta to fulfill a void for high quality golds. These golds and silvers are compatible with other Sylmasta products. They can be mixed with the dry pigments as well as the solvent-based acrylics.

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Where to find Iridescence and Gold Leaf

Iridescence and Gold Leaf

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Other gold and silver supplies

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Where to purchase acrylic additives

Acrylic Additives: Liquitex Fluid Mediums are designed to be mixed with acrylic paints or be applied over for the right sheen, protection, durability and texture.

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E. Cold Glazes

Gold glaze / China Glaze

High End Cold Glaze - ColdGlaze (Advancement to Rustins) is a 2 Part Epoxy System. ColdGlaze system has been specially developed for the re-glazing of repairs on china, ceramics porcelains etc. It cures to a tough; almost glass hard finish, which has excellent clear characteristics.

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matting Agent Powder

Matting Agent S532 - This is a matting agent for ColdGlaze Pro 2 & ChinaGlaze. For a matte finish, simply mix Sylmasta Matting Agent S532 with the Coldglaze PRO 2 or ChinaGlaze to achieve desired finish.

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Where to buy One-part Urethane Cold Glaze for ceramic and china repair

Clear Gloss "cold glaze" spray
Ceramic Spray Sealers are final spray coatings that produce smooth, hard surfaces. They are used to brighten the colors and protect the finishes of objects decorated with non-fired color products. Comes in matte and glossy. Generally - not recommended for professional repairs.

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G. Misc. and Tools

Custom Sculpture Bases. Pedestals. Woodworking and Artifacts

Sculpture and statue bases: The Base Shop offer sculpture bases and pedestals. You may choose custom made or available stock. Stone or wood.

Purchase sculpture bases

Purchase acrylic displays

Micro-Mesh products enhance the performance, life and appearance of materials and products. These "cushioned", long lasting fine abrasives provide the ultimate finishes "sanding" results.

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Modeling clay used to hold broken pieces in place as the epoxy cement cures

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Where to find sculpting diamond burrs

Diamond Carving Burrs: Quality Lapidary Products

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Where to buy Kutzall Tungdton sculpting burs

Klutzy Tungsten Sculpting Burrs:
These tools are fast-cutting and long lasting, designed to work easily and efficiently where other conventional tools fail

Where to buy ProTouch Micro Paint Brush

Portico Micro Paint Brush:
Place or remove the smallest drops of paint with nominating, non-absorbing fibers. Exact positioning even in the hardest to reach locations.

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Where to find sculpting diamond burrs

Dental Supplies and Tools

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