Use Fingernail Polish to Repair Ceramic Paint

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I had this Micky Mouse centerpiece (made in China) that was packed in with our Christmas decorations. The paint was peeling off. The under glaze was white and it took some work to remove the cracking and peeling paint. I wanted to repaint it but oil and acrylic paint wouldn't work.


Avon had some new fingernail polish in all the colors I needed except the black, which my Avon lady found and bought (no charge, what a friend) for me at Walgreens. I don't know how long it will hold up packed for a year, but it looks great right now. And it wasn't hard to cover the old paint that didn't flake off. Looks just as good or better than when it was new. If I do say so myself. ;-)

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

Repairing an old Mickey Christmas sculpture.

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January 19, 20120 found this helpful

Really good idea, GGVi!

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January 15, 20210 found this helpful

I keep a bottle of inexpensive bright red nail polish just to fix Christmas ornaments. I use clear polish as glue to fix any ornaments that get broken.

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