Repairing chipped crockery with Textas


If you have crockery that’s chipped, like this cute old Japanese mug, you might like this super easy repair using Textas and highlighters!

First, I used a green Sharpie.  Then I used an orange highlighter.  Then I dabbed on some black Texta making sure it wasn’t even.  Lo and behold, you now can’t see the chip!  The original tones of the mug are great because they’re textured and dark, but if you’re not to precious about the piece, try it even if it’s lighter colours.  Nail polish can work really well too.  Bear in mind your repair may fade if you use a dishwasher but otherwise is a very simple fix.  Reuse, recycle, Repurpose.

NB: For international readers, Textas are sharpies, and highlighters are highlighters 🙂

7 responses to “Repairing chipped crockery with Textas

  1. This method can also work with shoes – I have red patent leather sandals that have been touched up with red texta or red nailpolish – depending on if I am at home or at work

  2. Hi Lissane – I love this technique & have happily used permanent markers to touch up all kinds of things – including picture frames and wall paint. Be careful with cups & plates that the surface is for show & not drink or food, then you drink/eat the texta & the unsealed surface can be a germ-pit. Otherwise – colouring in for grown ups – have fun.

  3. I love this, Lissanne, because I do it too! It works for the edges of paperback books, furniture, almost anything where the chip or worn spot is small and I can find a color that works, or layer colors like you did.

  4. I love this, Lissanne, because I do it too! It works for almost anything where the chip is small and I can find a color that works (or layer colors like you did). The edges of paperback books, shoes, and certain pieces of furniture come to mind.

  5. Treasured ceramic (kiln fired clay) cup fell to the floor & broke into three clean pieces. Is there any way of repairing it such that it can be used for drinking from again? Any kind of glue that will be food-safe and water-resistant?

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