Glue for Ornament Repair Mar 11, 2008 11:25:44 GMT -5
Post by nicki on Mar 11, 2008 11:25:44 GMT -5
jazzman said:Hello Everybody
I don't have any suggestions about ornament yellowing, however I do have a question about how to repair ornaments that have broken. Because of the different type of materials used, I have found it difficult to know which type of adhesives to use. Any suggestions?
Hi Jazzman, we are often asked about ornament repair.
If a part of the ornament has simply come unglued, it is important to first clean off the old glue. I use a thin bladed knife to scrape off any residue. This also "roughs-up" the surface a little which will help the glue hold. The just a tiny dot of super glue should make it as good as new.
The key to using super glue is... LESS IS MORE. If you use too much not only will the glue not hold, it will probably drip on something else creating damage. JUST THE TINIEST SPOT of Super Glue will hold with amazing strength.
Super Glue or any other type of adhesive doesn't work as well if its a clean break. The break will probably show and will not have it's original strength, so may break again along the way.
Porcelain ornaments are the hardest to repair. The break will always show, and often the glue will not hold it.
There are many adhesives out there, but we have found super glue to have the best hold. If you've found something that works better for you, post your tip here! Happy Collecting, Nicki