How to Repair a Chipped Gravy Boat

Nothing stands out more than a chip on good china, especially a table centerpiece such as a gravy boat. But you don't need to throw it out just because it's chipped, or put up with the eyesore. If your gravy boat is chipped, you can repair the damage, whether or not you have the chipped piece. Using a few household items, you can make the damage almost undetectable and restore harmony to the table.

Things You'll Need

  • Two part epoxy
  • White paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Pastel chalk
  • Knife

Instructions

    • 1

      Squeeze a small amount of two part epoxy onto a piece of white paper. Mix the epoxy using a toothpick.

    • 2

      Match the color on the part of the gravy boat with the chip to the pastel chalk. You may need to mix different colors.

    • 3

      Scrape the chalk with a knife to create a chalk powder, and mix the powder with the epoxy using the toothpick.

    • 4

      Spread the epoxy into the chip. If you have the chipped piece, you can press it into place over the epoxy. If you don't have the chip, use the epoxy to build up the chip to match the surface of the gravy boat.

    • 5

      Set the gravy boat aside and allow the epoxy to dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can scrape off the epoxy if the color isn't exactly right. Just try remixing with a different color.
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References

  • "New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home"; Reader's Digest; 1996

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