Recreating damaged ornamental motifs
After recreating the background, but before applying a layer of varnish, recreate any ornamental motifs.
Use acrylic paints spread with water.
Choose the right shade as described above.
The best tool > Open it up “Recreating damaged ornamental motifs”
Completing the painting should start with matching the color. Unfortunately, an ideal method for matching the fake with the original has not yet been developed. Even a white background requires the use of pigment, as no ceramic product > Open it up “Hue matching”
Painting damaged porcelain
1 Start by applying tinted varnish to the exposed area, painting from the inside out. Pick up a lot of varnish on the brush, while being careful, so that it does not drip on > Open it up “Painting damaged porcelain”
Repair of paint and glaze defects
The reproduction of the missing motifs begins with mixing the paint in the appropriate shade with the varnish and applying it to the surface, to recreate the background color. and then > Open it up “Repair of paint and glaze defects”
Glazed items can be refreshed by baking in a hot oven. However, this method has its downside. High temperature may darken the binders, enlarge fissures and cracks, shrink some > Open it up “Painting porcelain – Materials”
Tools and equipment for painting porcelain
Use high-quality art brushes (with sable hair) in sizes from 00 do 3. Larger brushes are generally not useful. When buying new brushes > Open it up “Tools and equipment for painting porcelain”
Retouching old gilding
Many porcelain dishes have a golden border around the edge, which often wears out locally. It can be recreated with powdered metallic pigments. Carefully mix the powder, until reaching > Open it up “Retouching old gilding”
It's much easier to recreate a big one, expressive pattern rather than delicate ornamental motifs. Complementing a drawing consisting of delicate, straight or evenly spaced strokes is already very difficult. Paradoxically, the most trouble > Open it up “Painting porcelain”
Epoxy putty is used to fill cavities in porcelain. It is purchased in two separate containers, the contents of which should be mixed in the proportions specified by the manufacturer, for the trial to begin > Open it up “Types of filler”
Repairing the spout of a teapot
It is possible to model the missing part of the spout directly on it. You only need to construct a support for the putty. Plug the mouth of the spout with plasticine and recreate the bend of the spout. Trim off any excess > Open it up “Repairing the spout of a teapot”