While resin statues and figurines are attractive additions to any garden or landscaped area, they are easily broken. If one of your favorite outdoor resin statues is damaged, don't purchase a replacement. Most resin statues can be quickly and easily repaired at minimal cost. The process of repairing a resin statue is simple; you should be able to complete all but the largest repairs in less than an hour.
Resin Statue Repair
Sand exposed or broken surfaces of the resin statue with fine grit sandpaper. Wipe away excess resin dust with a coffee filter. Exposed surfaces should be smooth and free of dust and dirt. A clean surface allows the glue or epoxy to properly adhere to the resin.
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Use cyanoacrylate super glue to bond small, non-weight-bearing breaks. Apply a thin line of glue to exposed surfaces, and hold broken pieces together for 30 to 45 seconds. Lightly sand excess glue to create a smooth bonding surface. Wipe away dust with a coffee filter before painting the repaired area.
For larger breaks, drill a small hole in both surfaces, and insert a piece of spring music wire for added strength and support. Spring music wire is available in hobby shops and craft stores.
Resin epoxy is required for larger breaks, and breaks in areas that bear significant weight. Resin epoxy comes in a two-part kit, so you will simply mix a small amount, apply the epoxy to the broken surfaces, and join together. Use rubber bands or painter's tape to hold broken pieces in place until the epoxy is dry.
Use water-based caulk to fill holes caused by rocks and debris thrown from a lawn mower. Water-based caulk is paintable and easy to mold. It will expand and contract with changing temperatures, which will help prevent further breakage. Use a plastic knife to shape the caulk.