Friday, December 28, 2012

How to repair MacKenzie-Childs enamelware



This is what happens when MacKenzie-Childs enamelware is dropped or dragged:

This is a large, expensive pitcher, from the retired MacKenzie-Childs "Buttercup" pattern.  When these things happen I am usually bound and determined to find a way to repair.

I went to the autobody shop to hunt for some enamel paint.  It was a challenge to match the exact color  and every time I thought I had the perfect color, another color seemed to match it better.

I chose this GM paint, sanded the rim of the pitcher and painted on 4 layers, letting it dry in between each layer:

And I am very pleased with the results:


This also worked well on a little chip I had on a Courtly Check flower pot!



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4 comments:

  1. Patti, you are a master! This looks terrific. Glad you could save this wonderful piece. It's good as new! I adore the Buttercup pattern. Sad they discontinued it.

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  2. I hope I never need these instructions ;o) But thanks for sharing in case I do!

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  3. Wow, never thought about using auto paint. Great idea. It looks amazing. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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