Miracle Mud Natural Cement
Miracle Mud Natural Cement
Miracle Mud Natural Cement
Contains approximately 10.5 oz. of Miracle Mudd dry mix and large Miracle Mudd liquid solution included. Makes approximately 1 lb of cement mixed.
Directions for use.
It is strongly recommended that you perform a simple test prior to applying
the Miracle Mudd to your finished work. This test is to verify the setting
properties of the product. Check the color of the liquid: it should be medium
to dark amber in color.
In a disposable dish mix a small amount of the liquid and dry together to the desired
consistency. Allow this test batch to sit, undisturbed, for 24 to 48 hours. After the waiting
period check the hardness by gently poking it with a pointed stick of some kind - It may
not be completely solid at this point but it should not crumble.
If it shows any crumbling, or does not seem to be set as it should, mix another test
batch, adding a small amount (approximately 25% of the volume) of Boiled Linseed Oil*
to the liquid first. This may slow the drying time so give it at least 48 hours. If you still
find crumbling in the test batch, return the liquid for a replacement bottle.
• Mixing Miracle Mudd®: Place a quantity of the liquid in a container (old coffee cans or
something else disposable) and add the powder a little at a time. Mix thoroughly, adding
more liquid or powder as needed. Once it appears to be the preferred consistency (this
will vary according to individual preference) allow it to set for a couple of minutes and
• It is wise to apply Miracle Mudd® with an applicator of some kind, rather than your
hands. A large "stenciling" brush with the bristles cropped short works well. Apply in a
circular motion to push the mixture under the leaves of the came.
• Once all of the lead has been sealed (when cementing a large panel work in sections)
sprinkle the whole panel liberally with Whiting or Sawdust. Lightly brush it over the
surface, and allow it to set for a minimum of fifteen minutes. Depending on the weather
conditions, cleanup can begin immediately, but if the weather is cool or damp, wait the
minimum time. If it is warm and dry, begin cleaning immediately.
• It is important that Miracle Mudd® be cleaned from the lead came surface and any
textured glass promptly, or it will be difficult to impossible to remove once it has had
time to set up.
• Using whatever stick or tool is your preference, trim the excess cement from the edges
of the came — vacuum or brush off — then using a soft bristled brush (a "bench" brush
with shortened bristles works well for this) brush in a circular motion to loosen the
cement from the surface of the glass and came. Vacuum or brush off again. Polish the
surface of the lead with terry cloth, or a polishing brush designed for this purpose, to
shine and darken the lead. Then finish any trimming and clean up any "blurring" from
the glass with a soft cloth.
• In most cases, the panel can be turned and the other side done right away. If it is a
large panel, allowing it to set for a day or two and then doing the other side, will make
handling much easier.
• If you are using Miracle Mudd® in the large "studio" size, store your liquid in an old
vinegar bottle or similar glass container. Over a period of time any oxygen in the plastic
bottle will begin "soaking" through the soft plastic causing it to “suck up.”
• Terry cloth is very good for getting the cement out of glue chip and similar textures, as
long as it is done promptly. It requires some elbow grease. Don't wait!
• If you have a "loose" panel to cement, mix the Miracle Mudd® fairly thick to avoid
having it run through to the other side.
• On large panels, solder, cement and clean one side, wait two days and turn it and
solder and cement the other side. Mix it thick for the first side so it won't interfere with
the soldering on the other side.
• If you do get some oozing through that makes the joints difficult to solder, don't use a
wire brush to clean the lead. Using a wire brush works the oil into the lead, instead of
cleaning it off. Rather, slice off the affected area with a sharp craft knife and then
• Miracle Mudd® is much easier to mix if you add the dry to the liquid, rather than
adding the liquid to the dry.
*Boiled Linseed Oil is available in artist supply and hardware stores.
Miracle Mudd is the fast and easy way to putty a leaded glass panel. Since the liquid and dry components are shipped separately, it has an unlimited shelf life until the two parts are mixed together.
Each order of Miracle Mudd includes the powder, the liquid and easy instructions for use. We usually mix Miracle Mudd to the consistency of peanut butter. If you prefer to use it thinner, simply add more liquid. In this case, you might run out of liquid before you run out of powder. That's why we sell extra liquid.
Don't forget to order whiting and a CHSB small scrub brush as an applicator!
THE FEATURES OF MIRACLE MUDD
- Two-part product means unlimited shelf life. No more expired cans of stuff that require a body builder to stir.
- No waste! Mix only what you need, when you need it. Miracle Mudd leftovers can be stored for short periods, in an airtight container.
- Easy to store, easy to mix, easy to use and easy to clean up. Just whiting or sawdust and a soft brush. (Miracle Mudd already contains Whiting for neutralizing flux, so sawdust is an acceptable method of cleanup)
- Sets up in 24 to 48 hours (depending on the weather) for quick handling, and provides a strong, weatherproof seal.
- Miracle Mudd is available in two colors: Black and Natural grey.
- Anyone who uses a Pzaz Brush will love Miracle Mudd. After cleanup with whiting or sawdust, use the Pzaz Brush to make your lead lines a rich black color without patina!
- We have had reports that it doesn't smell as offensive as competing products, but don't dab it behind your ears.