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How to Fix 4 items in your Home with Glue

From time to time, items in the home can get damaged. Whether they are dropped, knocked, pushed, or thrown, it can be a real shame when something is broken. 

The good news is that glue can be used to fix a range of items. This means you might not necessarily need to replace that vase or put that lamp in the trash.

Let’s take a look at just some of the items you can fix with glue. 

A Desk Lamp 

Ensure that the lamp’s surface is clean as are any parts that need to be glued. Wiping away any dirt or dust can help the glue to stick a little better. 

Now apply the glue along the edge of the broken piece. Now firmly place the broken piece against the lamp. Hold the piece and the lamp together for 15 seconds. 

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Your lamp should be fine to use now. However, you should ideally wait until the glue is completely dry. This will ensure the broken parts are less likely to move. 

A Broken Vase 

Gather all of the broken pieces together. Be sure to protect your hands when doing so. Now take some glue and apply a very small amount to each of the pieces, one at a time. Begin with the smaller pieces, put the glue on them and stick them to your vase. Hold them for a few seconds so that the glue bonds. 

When you’re done, make sure you wipe any excess glue away. 

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A Broken Bowl 

When it comes to repairing a bowl, you should make sure that it is clean. You can use the following instructions if you have also broken a plate or a glass. Adhesive can be used for many applications which means you can mend more than you realize. 

Now add some glue to the bowl or glass. Attach one of the pieces that have broken off and hold for at least 15 seconds. 

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If you’re mending a glass, apply the glue in small dots to each of the surfaces. Then hold the two surfaces together for at least 15 seconds. 

A Picture Frame 

If you have broken a frame, be sure to take it off the wall before you mend it. Wear gloves if the frame contains glass. Clean all areas that need to be repaired. Do this by sanding if the frame has been scratched. 

Now put some glue on all parts, ensuring there are no gaps left when you attach them. Wipe with a cloth if there is any excess glue. Hold the broken parts in place for at least 15 seconds. Wipe any excess glue away with a cloth. 

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With a bit of glue and some patience, you too can fix the above items. Make sure you take your time as you’re more likely to do a good job. With a bit of practice, you could get used to fixing a range of items in your home easily and with good results. 

Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.

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