How to seal a crack in a bird bath bowl

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How to seal a crack in a bird bath bowl
You can salvage a bird bath by fixing cracks in the bowl. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Bird baths not only look decorative in your yard or garden but also provide song birds with a place to splash, bathe and drink. Sometimes stone bird bath bowls can become cracked, causing the water to leak out. Although you could purchase a new bird bath from a gardening store, you can repair the crack in your damaged bird bath using a patching mixture. This can save you money and allow you to keep a bird bath that you may be fond of.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Scrubby sponge
  • Dish soap
  • Concrete patching mixture
  • Grout trowel
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Wet the bird bath bowl thoroughly with water, and scrub it well using dish soap and a scrubby sponge. Rinse the bowl well, then allow it to air dry.

  2. 2

    Spread concrete patching mixture over the cracked area of the bowl using a grout trowel.

  3. 3

    Press the mixture into the cracks, then smooth it across the surface to remove any demarcation lines.

  4. 4

    Tap over the mixture using the tip of a paintbrush, which will blend the patching mixture into the bowl to make it look like it hasn't been patched.

  5. 5

    Allow the bowl to air dry completely before use.

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