How to Repair Resin Urns


Resin is considered as a suitable material to be used for making urns because it is lightweight compared to the traditional cement versions. Besides that, it also holds fine detail well, durable, plus also cost effective. However due to its lightweight, it can be damaged easily if it is dropped and knocked. The urns can also crack if it is left to freezing weather. Resin urns can also be damaged by weed whackers or lawn mowers, along with plants that has heavy root growth. It the damage of your resin urns is minor, it can be easily repaired if you do it the correct way. Below is some of the information that you should know whenever you want to repair your resin urns.

To repair resin urns, you need:

  • Multipurpose construction adhesive
  • Resin epoxy
  • Soap and water
  • Paper towels
  • Sandpaper
  • Hardware wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Duct tape
  • Nylon rope
  • Metal rod
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit
  • Screws
  • Screw driver
  • Washers
  • Marker
  • Putty knife
  • Nylon cable ties
  • Pliers
  • Paint
  • Plastic gloves

Repairing Resin Urns

How to Repair Resin Urns

  • The first thing that you need to do is to choose a resin epoxy glue, or multipurpose construction adhesive.
    • If the resin urns have large open cracks, you should be using a liquid epoxy and also an epoxy putty or construction adhesive in order to patch the surface of your resin urns.
  • Next step that you have to do is to clean the surface of your resin urns thoroughly by using soap and water.
    • Make sure that you wipe the urns thoroughly with paper towels.
    • After that, you should sand the surface so that you would be able to give your adhesive good surface contact.
    • Then, you need to cut a piece of hardware wire that is much larger that the crack that you found on your urns and set it aside first.

You must always make sure that you avoid any damage caused by plant roots. You need to place the plant into a container before putting it inside your urn in order to hold the plants. If you want to hide the inside planter, you should use trailing plants, gravel or moss.

  • Then, you need to apply your adhesive or resin epoxy into the crack surface that you found on your resin urns.
    • Gently when start to apply the solution so that you do not expand the damage.
    • Next, you have to create a brace using a nylon rope. Tie it around the urn in order to enable you to pull the crack tightly together.
    • Take a metal rod and insert it under the nylon rope so that you could form a handle before you start to twist the metal rod. This is to further tighten up the rope.
    • After that, you should tuck the end of the metal rod into the rope so that it can hold securely in place.
  • Then, you need to take the hardware wire and tape it over the crack area on the inside of your resin urns.
    • Make sure that you spread the adhesive over the hardware wire and also the crack area.
    • You can use a putty knife in order to work them into the hardware wire.
    • Before you can remove the rope brace, you need to allow them to dry thoroughly. Then, you have to touch up the patch using suitable paint color.

    Always remember that whenever you want to repair your resin urns

    • Especially for urns which are made of thick-wall, you need to mark and drill pilot holes for screws along the sides of the crack within the inside of your urn. Make sure not to drill all the way through the urn’s wall and then, you have to attach hardware wire using screws and washers. After that, you need to use a putty knife in order to press your adhesive through the hardware wire so that you could cover the crack and then, allow them to cure thoroughly.
    • While waiting for the patch to dry, you can use nylon cable ties as a brace. Ensure that you create a usable size to enable you to join then from end to end. By using pliers, you need to tighten up the cable ties surrounding the urn.
    • Always do your work in a well ventilated area especially when you are using adhesives.
    • Remember to wear plastic gloves as well whenever you are working with adhesives.

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