Until you find a broken concrete statue or urn, you might not realize that cement statuary & planters are actual very breakable. Over time, weather can affect the stability of your cement garden antiques making them more susceptible to damage. Prevention is the best approach. If your garden pieces are too big to store for the winter, tip your urns upside down so water & snow can’t accumulate inside and cover your statuary with shrub covers or tarps. But if it’s too late for prevention and you find yourself with broken cement, take heart and head to the hardware store!
Pre-mixed concrete patch comes in ready-to-use tubes. This convenient patch mix can be used as a crack filler or as an adhesive to reattached broken pieces. Over the years, I’ve used this simple mix to fix all kinds of cement garden antiques. As a glue, apply it to both surfaces and brace the area until it dries. As a filler, I use my fingers to blend it–if the color isn’t an exact match, I add dirt or moss and feather the patch out into the rest of the piece.
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