Bray PatchArchie Bray Foundation
- Ceramic patching material
- Fills cracks and bonds breaks
- Fires white
- Applicable to green or bisque ware
Bray Patch is a ceramic patching material which is best used for filling cracks and bonding breaks. Although its bonding strength has limits, Bray Patch can be used for attaching appendages. If possible, use gravity to your advantage for increased bonding strength.
We recommend using Bray Patch straight from the bottle. If needed, it can be thinned with water. Since it fires white, we recommend covering with an opaque glaze or a slip if using a transparent glaze. You can also mix your clay body with Bray Patch to make the white color less noticeable.
Bray Patch can be applied to either green or bisque ware and fired to any temperature up to cone 10. It is air sensitive and, once hardened, it cannot be reconstituted. For optimal life, do not leave the lid off longer than needed, clean the lid and bottle lip thoroughly for a good seal, and store the bottle upside down. Freezing will also set Bray Patch, after which it cannot be reconstituted.
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Have you ever broken a piece at greenware or bisque stage? Know the frustration of trying to get a seamless reliable repair? Bray patch is the only product you need. It allows pieces to be reattached quickly and securely before firing. Glaze can be applied over repair for a seamless repair. My1st repair was the beak of a loon sculpture in bisque, after repairing, glaze was applied and the result is solid and amazing. Bray patch makes cracks and breaks so easy to manage, you’ll wonder how you managed without it. It will save you time and money!
I have tried every single 'bisque fix' type product on the market and this is by far the best one. I used it to reattach a large piece that had fallen off a vessel and it worked out gorgeously. I immediately bought more to share with all my ceramic friends!
Sometimes I work with very small decorative components that are easily broken of crack off while drying. Bray Patch has come to the rescue.
I have used this borrowed from a friend. It does it's bonding or patching well but is difficult to sand so use sparingly. IT will dry up if exposed to air so store upside down as directed. I just received my own bottle and feel secure having it to treat any potential cracks or breaks on my clay bodies.