I have an old concrete birdbath in need of repair?

by Patsy
It has over time developed a hole in the bowl . I need to know the best way to repair it. The hole is about the size of a quarter and growing.icon Thanks
  10 answers
  • Bev Bev on Apr 29, 2017

    I'd use 'Quickrete'.... it's a quick set concrete that adheres to concrete (regular concrete does NOT stick to regular concrete). Clean the hole, make sure there are no loose pieces of concrete or stones, rinse and fill with Quickrete.... best repair material, especially if you need to mold or shape (a gloved finger will work as well as a trowel on large surfaces).

  • C.B. C.B. on Apr 29, 2017

    Jetset concrete mix is the quickest drying & is used by septic tank installers to put risers on septic tanks. Wear gloves, because you really DONT want to get this one your skin! You could put a thin coat inside your bird bath & it'll seal it well.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 29, 2017


  • Dav12484437 Dav12484437 on Apr 29, 2017

    We used Flex Seal (which is advertised on TV and available in hardware stores) to mend our birdbath. Make sure to clean the patches well with a brush before applying.

    • William William on Apr 29, 2017

      Not safe for birds if a surface repair. Its a petroleum product.

  • Patti Clemmer Bridges Patti Clemmer Bridges on Apr 29, 2017

    make up some concrete and fill in the hole or make a pretty planter out of it

  • 861650 861650 on Apr 29, 2017

    As a last resort, you can plant flowers or some type of greenery in it. I did this for my mother and it turned out beautifully.

  • Patsy Patsy on Jul 15, 2018


  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 17, 2021

    Hi Patsy, You can use Bondo body filler to repair a concrete garden statue. It’s easy to use and you can shape and mold it with your hands or even a good old-fashioned spatula. Once the filler cures, you can carve it, drill, file, plane, sand it, or probably anything else. I even used a Dremel tool, t’s pretty cool stuff.

    I’ve always heard about body filler absorbing water, so I made sure to seal it with an exterior primer and latex house paint.

  • Jake Jake on Jul 20, 2022


    Repairs Yard art of all sorts especially bird baths.