There is nothing worse than cracking or breaking your favorite cup or saucer. Once I broke a coffee cup given to me by someone special but luckily I was able to repair it again. Now when looking at it you wouldn’t even know it had been broken unless you look really closely.
One of the most important things to be thinking about when it comes to gluing ceramic is whether or not it will be in contact with food or drink.
If it is going to come in contact with food then you should use a FDA approved glue that is food safe. Make sure you always check with the manufacturer before applying.
Let us look at both types of glue.
General Use Ceramic to Ceramic Glues
For normal household use, there are a couple of good options.
If you are wanting to repair broken ceramic or pottery then PVA glues are very good for that type of scenario. PVA soaks right into porous materials so is particularly good when mending old ceramic. If it is porous go for a viscosity of V15 or V25.
You can also use a superglue but you will need to be precise in your gluing as superglues do tend to set much faster than PVAs.
Food-Safe Adhesive for Ceramic
If you are looking for a glue that needs to come in contact with food then here are some options:
Note: Always double check with the manufacturer before using any adhesive on surfaces that come into contact with food.
Now you have the information you need to fix your special ceramic item. Let us know how it goes.