Repairing Cracks in Fine China

Repair fine cracks in china plates and cups by boiling them in milk. The milk reacts with the kaolin in china and closes the crack.

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Place the plate in a pan, cover it with milk (fresh or reconstituted powered milk) bring milk a boil, cover and let simmer for about 45 minutes.

I have not tried this myself because I do not have any fine china but if anyone else is interested and would like to try it let me know if it works.

I do have an old porcelain tea pot that has some fine cracks in it and plan to try it on this. The tea pot is very large and will require a large pot and a lot of milk for me to do this, not to mention the tea pot is about 45 years old, so wish me luck.

Source: This tip came from my AT&T home page listed under ordinary object, super uses: by Aishia Sultan.

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February 16, 20090 found this helpful

I read this tip on ThriftyFun a long time ago. I tried it on a Mikasa stoneware mug and it DOES work!

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