Asked on Jan 30, 2012

Concrete heron with broken neck

TouchedpainterSherrie SKMS Woodworks


The heron was pushed off the deck by kids playing at the pond. They had to be strong because this bird is heavy. I don't know what was used to "fix it" about a year ago but now I would like it done properly. The head seems a little loose.
9 answers
  • Clay B
    on Jan 30, 2012

    YOu could try PC-7 epoxy/putty. put a layer between, but it also needs to be feathered on the outside. when dry, paint it. I forget they different types but I think PC-11 is white (pc7 is dark brown). Also, be fure you use any adhisive, make sure you make a jig/clamp system to hold it in place while it dries, before you apply any glue.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 1, 2012

    Devcon 2 ton epoxy would be my first will penetrate into the concrete more than a putty.

  • Ricardo B
    on Feb 1, 2012

    Make sure everything is NOT wet or even moist before you begin tackling your repair! Here's something to do. Please don't laugh at me until you try it... Select a real good brand of Bondo. Yeah, that stuff that's been used by the industry and by DIY guys to repair auto body damage. Or... you can go to your favorite big box store and get any epoxy glue that requires mixing the epoxy and the activator together, then apply. Be careful... it can be messy. Patience and steady hands regardless of which way you go...

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Feb 1, 2012

    I agree with Ricardo - be sure it's dry whatever you do. After you finish, give it a good coat of chalk paint. Try Annie Sloan's chalk paint. It is great for outdoor projects.

  • Sherrie S
    on Feb 1, 2012

    This time it must be done right & I have plenty of information to do it. I've already studied Pc7-Pc11-PC concrete, etc. Next will be Devcon 2 ton epoxy. Donna, you noticed the mess we made. I will check out chalk paint, too. Ricardo, I can't laugh at any suggestion. I will check out Bondo,too. Thank you all very much.

  • Sherrie S
    on Feb 1, 2012

    KMS, will this do the job? DD750 Capacity Vol.: 2 1/2 oz, Packing Type: Dual Tube, Color: Light Amber, Gap Fill: 1/4 in, Adhesive Tensile Shear:Applicable Materials: Most Metals, Fabric, Ceramic, Glass, Concrete, Wood, Resistance: Kerosene, Sulfuric Acid-10%, Toluene, Hydrochloric Acid 3%, Wt.: 1/4 lb

  • Sherrie S
    on Feb 10, 2012

    Shabby Daze - I've picked my product to fix the statue. You mentioned Annie Sloan for finishing but I saw nothing about using her product for concrete (the heron is concrete).

    • Victoria Larsen Stencils
      on Nov 14, 2015

      @Sherrie S I make a lot of concrete leaves and I spray them with exterior spray paint, let it dry then spray it with exterior sealer. They are holding up beautifully outdoors.

  • Touchedpainter
    on Sep 11, 2016

    I don't know what that gunk is on there. It needs to come off. My concrete statue broke at the narrowest part. A little girl holding her dress/apron open sideways & her skinny legs broke off. So those legs are holding up a lot of weight. We glued the legs on with industrial epoxy. We first had a sand pile to nestle the 1-1/2" statue in alignment until the glue hardened. Then we took repair concrete mixed just a little to sculpt the missing concrete around the break edge. Absolutely can't tell it has ever been repaired. Still raw concrete & don't intend to ever paint.

    • Sherrie S
      on Sep 11, 2016

      Thank you for your post. This job was redone by a person that knows what he is doing. All the gunk was removed and the repair done properly and the heron looks as good as new.

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