If you knocked over a resin figurine and broke it into pieces, there's no need to panic. You can glue a resin figurine back together easily with the right tips and tricks. Just follow these steps to learn how to do it.
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Things you need
- Resin glue
- Solid colored paper
Gather all the broken pieces of the resin figurine to one area, and make sure to grab all the smaller pieces as well. In order to glue the figurine back to its original shape, you need all the pieces.
Lay out some solid colored paper across a table. Using solid colored paper will allow you to see all the pieces of the resin figurine, whether they are large or very small. Using newspaper will only disguise pieces among the articles and pictures.
Place the large pieces of the resin figurine in their appropriate positions prior to applying the glue. This will help you determine exactly how they fit back together.
Choose the type of glue to suit your needs. Plumber's Goop adhesive works great to repair resin figurines that reside in your garden because it holds well and is weatherproof. Choose an epoxy for indoor resin figurines.
Apply a small amount of resin glue to the broken piece of the figurine and carefully place it in its appropriate position. Hold the piece down for a few seconds with slight pressure to create a tight seal on the glue. Repeat until you fit all the large pieces in their places.
Begin working with the smaller pieces once you secure the large pieces into place on the resin figurine. Continue putting the pieces in from largest to smallest until you replace all the broken pieces.
Tips and warnings
- Always test fit pieces into their places on the figurine prior to applying the glue. This will help avoid mishaps of gluing pieces into the wrong places.