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