Asked on Aug 20, 2015

How to repair an outdoor cement statue

Carolyn jones
by Carolyn jones
I have two small deer garden statues, the ear and the tail have lost the cement. How can I repair on them? Is there a product out that I can use to reconstruct the ear and the tail? Would appreciate any help...
  8 answers
  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Aug 20, 2015
    I was told by a place that sold concrete statuary.......use bondo.
  • Connie Connie on Aug 21, 2015
    I use an exterior concrete cement bonding putty. It comes in powder form and you mix liquid latex with it. The key is to have some sort of thin nylon mesh between the cleaned bond area and the repaired section. You can even create missing pieces using this and they hold up for decades (so far 20 years!). The fabric (I have used a small piece of tulle, ballet skirt mesh) to both adhere missing parts and bond new sections. It reinforces the bond like rebar!
    • Tmb32049390 Tmb32049390 on Jun 02, 2023

      I repaired a broken cement birdbath with two-part epoxy over thirty years ago and it’s still holding!😀

  • Carolyn jones Carolyn jones on Aug 21, 2015
    Do you know the name of the product or where I can purchase it?
    • Connie Connie on Aug 22, 2015
      I don't have a product name, but it was powder form in a can and a concrete product. (you want exterior and follow can directions) they often say water but I use liquid latex for this and any grout mixture as it sticks better and never crumbles. But if you have a clean crack and no missing chunks, I would use an exterior, (two part epoxy, Bondo, Liquid nails) with some sort of mesh between the pieces. The glue bonds really well to the mesh from both sides and is the best way to repair that I have found. Use some tape to hold the pieces till cure time is complete.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Aug 22, 2015
    I repaired my mothers statues with epoxy putty. It is moldable before it sets up. I smooth it with water and my fingers. It sets up quickly, but you have time to work with it, and can build up the layers. It is also sandable and paintable once cured. You can purchase it at WM. Very inexpensive and easy to use.It is made to be used on concrete and other surfaces.
  • Jenni Jenni on Aug 22, 2015
    Bubba said Bondo or check with Hobby Lobby
  • Carolyn jones Carolyn jones on Aug 22, 2015
    That you I will check with some hardware stores for this product. Thank you again for your help.
  • Nancy Rasmussen Nancy Rasmussen on Nov 07, 2022

    Need to rebuild this guy arm hand what do u use?

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 08, 2022

    We used some masory caulking. Filled in the cracks and then painted to match the statue. You can't even tell where the cracks orginally were.