How to Fix Cracked Decorative Glass How to Fix Cracked Decorative Glass

What You'll Need
Clear-drying Super Glue
Pure baking soda
Liquid ink matching the cracked area
Plastic bowl
Plastic spoon
Razor blade
Soft glass cleaning towel
Water
corative glass, mainly used in temples, churches or other "holy" areas can be a beautiful accent to any home, somehow conveying peace and serenity to all who bathe in their light. However, a downfall to this lovely work of art is that the glass itself is handblown and quite delicate, making this particular type of glass very fragile and hard to repair. Repairing broken stained glass can be almost impossible, however a simple crack can almost always be fixed with the right hands and the right tools.
Tools and Materials Needed:
Clear-drying Super Glue
Pure baking soda
Liquid ink matching the cracked area
Plastic bowl
Plastic spoon
Razor blade
Soft glass cleaning towel
Water
Step 1--Prepare the Ink
Pour a small amount of baking soda into the bowl, followed by a couple drops of the liquid ink. Mix baking soda and ink together, adding more ink if necessary until color resembles the area of glass you are trying to repair.
Step 2--Use Super Glue 
Squeeze a thin, even line of super glue on both sides of the crack to seal the glass.
Step 3--Apply Coloring
Before the glue dries, spoon the prepared coloring over the super glue, pouring off any excess as you go along. The glue and baking soda should mix together smoothly, forming a clay like consistency.
Step 4--Seal the Crack
Working quickly, spread the colored mixture along the crack with your finger, being careful not to put too much pressure and to cover the entire crack.
Step 5--Wipe Off Excess
Dampen towel, wiping off any excess mixture surrounding the crack before the mixture dries.
Step 6--Even Things Out
Use the razor blade to even mixture out, allow it to dry. By the next day, the mixture will have dried rock hard and should blend in relatively seamlessly with the existing glass.

Decorative glass, mainly used in temples, churches or other "holy" areas can be a beautiful accent to any home, somehow conveying peace and serenity to all who bathe in their light. However, a downfall to this lovely work of art is that the glass itself is usually handblown and quite delicate, making this particular type of glass very fragile and hard to repair. Repairing broken stained glass can be almost impossible, however a simple crack can almost always be fixed with the right hands and the right tools.

Step 1 - Prepare the Ink

Pour a small amount of baking soda into the bowl, followed by a couple drops of the liquid ink. Mix baking soda and ink together, adding more ink if necessary, until color resembles the area of glass you are trying to repair.

Step 2 - Use Super Glue 

Squeeze a thin, even line of super glue on both sides of the crack to seal the glass.

Step 3 - Apply Coloring

Before the glue dries, spoon the prepared coloring over the super glue, pouring off any excess as you go along. The glue and baking soda should mix together smoothly, forming a clay-like consistency.

Step 4 - Seal the Crack

Moving quickly, spread the colored mixture along the crack with your finger, being careful not to put too much pressure and to cover the entire crack.

Step 5 - Wipe Off Excess

Dampen towel, then begin wiping off any of the excess mixture surrounding the crack before the mixture dries.

Step 6 - Even Things Out

Use the razor blade to even mixture out, and allow glass to dry for a full afternoon or night. After a few hours, the mixture will have dried rock hard and should blend in relatively seamlessly with the existing glass.

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