You’ve been searching for the perfect coffee mug to give your special someone. You found one online, clicked the purchase button and it was delivered in a few days.
The only problem? It broke before they even had time to drink their first cup of tea or coffee out of it! What should you do? Do you have to buy another mug that costs more money than you want to spend? No! I am here today to show you how easy it is to repair a broken ceramic mug using epoxy glue!
I will be using a clear silicone caulk as my epoxy glue but there are other types of glue that work just as well or even better depending on what type of ceramic material is being used (porcelain vs bone china).
Table of Contents
How do you Epoxy a coffee mug?
- Preparing the mug
- Preparing the epoxy
- Pouring the epoxy into the mug
- Curing the epoxy resin and cleaning up
Can I epoxy a mug?
Yes, you can epoxy a mug. You can even epoxy a Starbucks cup. You can epoxy a ceramic mug. You can epoxy a stainless steel mug. You can even epoxy an old plastic one that you found in the bottom of your desk drawer at work, or maybe just throw it away because honestly who cares about mugs anymore anyway? The point is that there is no such thing as “too gross” when it comes to this project because no matter what kind of mug you have lying around at home (or work), we’re pretty sure we’ve got an idea that will make it more interesting than before!
We’ll get into the details soon enough but first, let’s address some common questions:
How do you seal a epoxy mug?
You can seal a cup with epoxy in a few steps:
- Sandwich the cup between two pieces of cardboard, then put it in a bag. Seal the bag.
- Place the sealed bag in a plastic container and seal that.
- Place the sealed plastic container in an airtight cardboard box and seal that as well.
How do you make epoxy mugs?
- Prepare the cup. Epoxy is great for whole tabletops, but it can be tricky to work with on small, curved objects like coffee cups. Use masking tape or duct tape to cover any areas of your mug that don’t need to be coated in epoxy (the handle, bottom of the cup).
- Prepare your epoxy. The type of epoxy you use will determine how long your mug takes to cure; some will take up to 24 hours! If you’re making a single mug, mix one-part resin and 2 parts hardener together (or whatever ratio is specified by the manufacturer) into a disposable plastic container so that there’s no chance of contaminating another surface with leftover materials after pouring it into your mold; stir well until completely blended together before pouring into molds and leaving it overnight for curing time (recommended).
Can you make epoxy cups without a turner?
You can use epoxy to make cups that don’t have a handle. You’ll need a way to turn your cup over and do the other side, though—like with a plastic spoon or similar object—and you’ll also want to use something like a heat gun or hairdryer so that you don’t get any bubbles in your epoxy.
Can you put resin on ceramic?
Yes, you can use resin to cover your ceramic mugs. In fact, it’s pretty easy to do and doesn’t take much time at all.
First, make sure that the mug isn’t dirty or dusty because that could interfere with the bonding process. Then you’ll need a blow torch and some epoxy resin (I recommend JB Weld).
Take the mug outside so that it doesn’t smell up your house when you apply heat to it, then put some JB Weld on the surface of your mug. After that has dried completely (you’ll know this because there will be no stickiness), turn on your blowtorch and let it heat up for about 10 seconds before aiming it towards your cup or bowl until its edges start turning black or smoking slightly—but not too long! You don’t want either one of them melting off entirely!
Once they’ve reached this point (or if they’re already there), quickly flip over onto something safe like tinfoil or wax paper so only their bottoms are exposed directly to fire; this way when we go back inside with our newly decorated mugs/bowls in hand, we won’t accidentally set something else ablaze while admiring them.”
How do you seal a vinyl mug?
Vinyl is one of the most versatile and useful materials in your craft arsenal. You can use it to create decals, as a stencil, or as a dip-dyeing agent. In this tutorial, we will show you how to seal vinyl mugs with epoxy resin so that they are dishwasher safe and durable.
- Using quality tools makes all the difference in applying vinyl effectively. Your choice of adhesive plays an important role in how your project turns out so take care when selecting which brand you use.*
- There are many different types of adhesives out there but only some work well with vinyl because it’s such a delicate material.*
- When working with epoxy resins make sure that everything is clean before starting your project! The last thing anyone wants is drips on their freshly applied decal.*
Can you epoxy a Starbucks cup?
It’s possible, but you’ll need the right materials and a little patience.
Step 1: Buy some epoxy and a card stock cup with a matching lid.
Step 2: Pour the epoxy into the mug, put on its lid, and let it sit overnight to dry.
Step 3: Handle your newly-reinforced cup with care so that no one thinks you’re trying to pick up girls at Starbucks by keeping all your belongings in Starbucks cups when you’re not actually buying coffee there!
So, now you know everything there is to know about epoxying a coffee mug. If you follow the tips and advice from this article, your next project will be a success. Before we wrap things up, here are a few more tips:
- Make sure you use the right materials for the job. Epoxy can bond anything together and it’s not as expensive as other glues or adhesives on the market today. However, using cheap epoxy is just asking for trouble—it doesn’t last long enough before going bad and it doesn’t hold well at all! You’ll be better off spending a little extra money on high-quality epoxy for your next project instead of trying to save some cash on an inferior product that will leave you wishing that you’d spent more upfront in order to avoid headaches later down the road when things begin falling apart (and believe me – they will).