Repair Ceramic Planter

Repair Ceramic Planter

Ceramic Planter Repair

Fairly recently we got a new kitten.  It has tons of energy and has kept me busy repairing things.  Luckily I have lots of glue.

There are several steps needed here gluing the bits and pieces of this planter back together. 

Step by Step

Honestly, this was not my best job ever.  I was a bit hurried and did not practice enough.  Thus, one of the joints is actually noticeable.  You don’t have a lot of time to mess around with this product (Mister Glue). It is extremely strong but also very fast setting

Clean the surfaces.  All you want to do it clean off any dust and debris.  In this video I used a can of pressurized air.  Same stuff you might use to clean your computer. 

Then try putting the two surfaces together. Practice. This is before you apply the glue or Accelerator.  Do it several times so you know the best way.  If you have several pieces, you may also want to figure the best sequence

In this case I had two large pieces which I glue on first.  Then there were three small pieces that I glued together into one.  Then I was able to attach that all at once. 


There are likely other things I do because I have used the glue a lot but this one is fairly important.  When you are running a strip of glue along an edge, don’t go past the point where it is going to be attached.  If you do that it will minutely add to the surface and the next piece won’t go in tight enough. 

You will see in the video that when I’m applying the glue I don’t go past the ‘corners’.

If any glue squeezes out the edges, just leave it and use a sharp edge to gently scrape off once dry. 

There is a lot more info throughout the website.  There is a search function and a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.  If you can’t find what you are looking for or an answer to your question, go to the contact page and email me.  Or you can comment. 

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Bouncy Pillow Patch

Bouncy Pillow Patch

Do you have leaks in your inflatables at the cottage?  Any water flotation device?  Water trampoline?  

Inflatables, Bouncy Pillows, Etc

Are you having to add air constantly because patches won't work?

Make sure the surfaces and both clean and dry.  Apply Mister Glue to one side only.  Press the two sides firmly together and hold.  Was a bit awkward with the bouncy pillow.  I had to let the air out and place a piece of wood underneath where the patch/hole was in the vinyl.  The hole was cut by a flying piece of roofing material (Oops!!).  The cut in the vinyl was about 10 inches long.  I put a square piece of plywood that extended a little past the length of the cut.  You can put the glue on either surface.  In this case I applied it to the patch as it was easier.  Pressing the two pieces together was a trick as my hands didn't cover the whole patch.  You can use another board or in this case I had another person help press the surfaces together.  It only takes a few seconds with vinyl. But I always caution with a little extra time.  Full cure time is several hours.  Also, you may have to put a drop here and there at the edges if the glue didn't squeeze all the way there. 

If you are repairing a water toy or floatation device, you might want to wait till tomorrow to put back in the water.  

It will dry flexible and waterproof.

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We Got a New Kitten

We Got a New Kitten

We Got a New Kitten

And almost lost a planter.

Fairly recently we got a new kitten.  It’s about 5 months old now and one could say he is calming down.  But if you did’t know what he was like when he started off, you might think he was still kinda crazy. 

His name is Nugget and he likes plants.  He is absolutely gorgeous.  One beautiful cat.  100% black.  He is lean with a wonderful silken coat. 

And he is a terror!

The first planter he destroyed when we were away for a few days.  It was filled with corks to hold up the wheat like dried thingys.  That one was shattered and unrepairable.  Corks everywhere.  The one pictured here had five broken pieces.  All from the base around the bottom.  I’ll post the ‘repair’ video in the next week or so. 

Honestly, this was not my best repair job.  My wife doesn’t truly mind.  You can’t really see the seams when the plant is amongst others. 

I hurried it a bit though.  Before you put the glue or accelerator on either surface, practise putting the edges together.  Try them right side up and  upside down.  See which goes more smoothly.  You have almost no moving around time.  And if you don’t get it right, you now have  a layer of glue that makes it more difficult.  I know, a lot of stress, right. 

Also, if there are several pieces, figure out which to do first.  I had three small pieces that I glued together then glued them all as one piece to the rest of the planter.

And here is some info on using Mister Glue to bond resin


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Refrigerator Magnets – Metal to Metal

Refrigerator Magnets – Metal to Metal

Metal to Metal Refrigerator Magnet

I ordered a package of very small magnets from Amazon.  They are very small and very strong. 

I wanted to make them more interesting as I was using them to hold some family photos, grandchildren etc.  Especially the ones of the recently born twins.

One of the several things I found to use was a sort of locket that belonged to my wife’s mother.  Has her initials on it.  We both thought that making this into a fridge magnet would be cool. 

The magnets are very small and one needs a very little bit of Mister Glue to get results.  A toothpick was used to take a tiny little bit of glue from the tip of the bottle to the surface of the magnet. 

Glue one side only. 

Pressing the two pieces together for about 15-20 seconds.  Full cure time is much longer but most bonded materials will be usable almost immediately. 

Watch the Video:

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Refrigerator Magnets to a New Level

Refrigerator Magnets to a New Level

Sneak Peak

Sneak peak of how to videos.  Create your very own refrigerator magnets.  I used corks, shells, beach stones and a locket with some very strong mini-magnets.  

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