Concrete Statue Repair
How To Reattach A Broken Concrete Statue Head
I received an email asking for help:
I accidentely knocked the head off of a statue. Is there anything I can use to reattach it? It was my late Mother’s and I really need to fix it. Thank you for your answer. Irene
Thank you for contacting me and I hope I can be of help. But first, you didn’t tell me what material the statue is made from. Because you found my web site and I deal with garden art, I will assume you are referring to a concrete statue.
Yes … you can fix it with an epoxy glue that is meant for concrete. There should be a brand available at (hopefully) Lowe’s or Home Depot, as examples. Go to the paint department area and that’s where all the epoxy glues can be found. (Important for you to know, is that there really is no way to use a concrete mix to stick the head back on. Don’t even try it.)
Epoxy glue comes in 2 tubes that you mix together before you apply it to the concrete. Not a big deal to do, just a bit messy. Just FOLLOW the instructions –read them over first before you even open up one of the tubes.
Make SURE the concrete statue is bone dry!! Even a little bit of dampness in the concrete will very likely cause failure to your repair attempts.
The epoxy might be slightly visible when dry, but how “invisible” the repair will be is of course also dependent upon how neatly and carefully you can apply the glue.
I wish you the best of luck with this concrete statue repair.