Help - Cracked and broken pots

Joshua, TX(Zone 8a)

I have some clay pots that are cracked and want to know if anyone has an idea of something I can paint on it or cover them with to hold them together?
Also, does anyone know of a glue, adhesive, or other substance to glue pots back together that have broken? Have tried super glue and it was not super.
Thanks so much. ~~~ Carol

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

I've seen some programs where they drill small holes on both sides of the crack and wire it together but that seems like a lot of work. Have you tried epoxy glue?

I consider broken pots as recyclable material. I use the shards to cover the hole in the bottom of pots, add it as mulch to keep squirrels from digging around certain plants, and used them at one time as a de-clogger for my chipper/shredder. Glazed pots that break are now saved for future use if I ever try mosaics.

Joshua, TX(Zone 8a)

Haven't tried epoxy yet, waiting to see what is suggested. I've got plenty of small broken pieces that will just be used in a variety of ways. I'm really taking about the one's that are small/slight cracks or a few broken pieces separated, not the ones that are broken into a hundred pieces. lol

Lakeland, FL(Zone 9b)

use silacone

Joshua, TX(Zone 8a)

Good idea, Thanks! You think it will hold up with water and if it's outside?
With the silicone, for the cracked few, should I put it on the inside, outside, or both?

Lakeland, FL(Zone 9b)

yes use the one for fish tanks let it set tho for 24 hours

Joshua, TX(Zone 8a)

Can that be found at HD or Lowes?
Use it inside and outside of the cracked spots?

Satsuma, AL(Zone 8b)

I have used gorilla glue for clay pots; find it at the borgs.

Use duct tape or something to hold it together while the glue sets. You can scrape off the glue squeeze-out when it is still gummy; this is easier than waiting until it's rock solid. :)


Joshua, TX(Zone 8a)

I was wondering if that would work. Thanks for the note.

Orofino, ID(Zone 6a)

Gorilla Glue is unbelievable....I have used it for many things and it is hard to imagine how well it bonds...just don't use alot, it foams up and bubbles out....but for clay pots, it's wonderful!!!!!! ceramic ones, too.....Deb

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