Asked on Dec 08, 2017

What is the best way to patch a hole in a resin statue

Bonnie witlam
by Bonnie witlam
Wanted to make a lamp out of this..hub drilled the center 😳😳😳
i want to patch it so I can drill the hole about an inch away..then repaint the whole’m in the dark☹️😆🤪
what is the best way to patch a hole in a resin statue
what is the best way to patch a hole in a resin statue
This is the close up..I sanded the this is what it is made of..
  14 answers
  • Patty Patty on Dec 08, 2017

    You might try Durham's rock hard water putty. It's a powder that you mix with water to the consistency you want. It does dry "rock hard" and is sandable and paintable. Should be sold with spackle.

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Dec 08, 2017

    Buy some Bondo, apply, sand and paint.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 08, 2017

    You could try fiberglass patch which is available at your hardware store.

  • William William on Dec 08, 2017

    First you need a backing on the inside of the hole for any repair. Cut a disk out of some thin cardboard slightly larger than the hole. Use a long nail and pierce the nail though the center of the disk leaving the nail in. Fold the disk slightly and force it gently in the hole with the nail head down. Use some liquid super glue and saturate the disk. Pull up on the nail to glue the disk to the inside of the hole. Hold it tight for the glue to dry. Then you can either push the nail inside or pull it out. Now you can use some auto body filler or two part epoxy putty to cover the hole. Let it dry completely. Sand it smooth with the surface and drill you new hole.

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    • Charly Charly on Dec 09, 2017

      William. You are a GENIUS! I have never heard of or thought of this technique but I sure am going to steal your idea! You can apply this technique to soooo many repairs. If Bonnie doesn't appreciate your suggestion, just know that I sure do! Now, that's thinking outside the box or dog in this case. Thank you again, William!!!

  • Lim_shipley Lim_shipley on Dec 09, 2017

    I found the most amazing repair putty called alum fast. it is a metalic epoxy for repairing ac leaks. It sticks solidly to almost anything and stays put. It can be sanded but if you smooth it with a wet finger before it sets it looks great. You can get it at amazon.

  • Kandy Kramer Kandy Kramer on Dec 09, 2017

    I have used the mudd that comes with a sheetrock patch kit to do exactly what you are talking about. It is cheap and very easy to work with. Oh yeah, it is also very forgiving and easy to redo if you mess up or just don't like the way it looks the first time.

  • Teresa Teresa on Dec 09, 2017

    I have done it by using a bit of spray expanding insulation and putting then putting tape over the hole.

  • SHA28418188 SHA28418188 on Dec 09, 2017

    I use expansion foam, also. Go slowly and don't forget to wear gloves!

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 09, 2017

    I am confident I have the perfect solution.

    The Oatey epoxy putty stick.

    Try patching the hole with epoxy putty stick, sand if needed and paint.

    Every DIY and craftsperson should have one. It does so much more than plumbing.

    Ive repaired candlesticks, jewelry, elliptical foot, laundry tub sink, pottery, ceramics, concrete dog, wood rot and firewire cable damage with the putty and so much more!

    This putty stick is my all time favorite repair crafting item to have on hand. Its less than six dollars at your local Lowe's hardware store in the plumbing department. You can buy similar brands for twice the cost in boating rv and wood repair departments......

    Putty characteristics

    Steel-filled material, mixes in your hand and hardens in minutes

    Suitable for plastics, metals, fiberglass, concrete and ceramics

    May be drilled, tapped, filed, sanded, sealed and painted when hardened

    Non-toxic material contains no solvents

    Will not shrink

    Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.

  • Judi Holgate Judi Holgate on Dec 09, 2017

    I've used crack filler before then blended in paint on top of it. Or, a cork! cut and fit to size, push in, then touch up with paint...I'm sure there are many others but hopefully that will get you started. Good Luck!

  • Tammylu Tammylu on Dec 09, 2017

    I've used JB Weld putty products. Sandable and paintable!

  • William William on Dec 09, 2017

    Thank you Papoose03! I have used this technique to repair a lot things. When i worked for a nursing home as a maintenance tech I had a lot of residents accidentally break figurines and statues they cherished. This kind of repair worked. I have even filled damaged statues with expanding foam to repair broken bases and pieces. Used Sharpie's to color as close as possible. They were so happy and grateful.

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Dec 09, 2017

    it looks like a perfectly drilled hole so it must have had a use. I would make a feature and stick a wine bottle cork in it.

  • Tanya Ickes Rogers Tanya Ickes Rogers on Dec 09, 2017

    Bondo or JB Weld