Easy How: To Tips To Repair A Resin Broken Urn

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Today, I’m sharing easy how-to tips to repair a resin broken urn. Just because a piece has a broken surface, don’t throw it in the trash. I will share easy steps to fix the broken edge of a fiberglass planter.

I love to recycle and give old pieces a new look.  As an example, this cabinet needed some love and gave it a beautiful new look. You will be amazed when you see the before and after! 

Also, this is one of my favorite features of upcycling with paint to date. It is a stunning piece so I hope you take a look

I have to tell you I’m thrilled I made the fix because this urn is very well made.

Now let’s see my easy tips to repair fiberglass planters.

I found this urn thrifting some time ago, and it is a good quality urn. I have used it in our home before and I was tired of hiding the broken side. So, it was time to fix it.

Why Repair A Broken Resin Urn?

Repairing a broken resin urn can be a way to restore its aesthetic and sentimental value. Urns are often used as containers. Also, repairing a broken urn can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new one, especially if the urn has significant sentimental value.

There may also be practical reasons for repairing a resin urn.

Ultimately, the decision to repair a broken resin urn depends on the individual’s personal preferences and the significance of the urn. If the urn holds sentimental value or is an important part of a collection, then repairing it may be a worthwhile investment.

Supplies List:

  • spackle tape
  • joint compound
  • chip brush
  • fine grit sandpaper or sanding sponge
  • French Linen paint
  • White wax
  • lint-free rag
  • plastic bag
  • soil
  • real plant

Easy How-To Tips To Repair A Resin Urn Planter

Step 1: Add Drywall Tape to the Edge to Begin Repairs

First thing, add a piece of spackle tape to this classic urn.

After the tape, using a chip brush I add joint compound. Using a chip brush seemed to be the best way to apply the joint compound.

Now let the joint compound dry. using a sanding sponge I sand this area smoothly. Doing this is a great way to give resin urns a seamless repair.

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sanding the spackle smooth easy how-to tips to repair a resin broken urn
sanding the spackle smooth

Painting The Piece To Keep The Look Of Stone

Step 2: Painting For a New Look

The next step, paint the joint compound, here I use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen to blend with the color of this piece. I also add some in-spots on the rest of my resin urn project. Let the paint dry.

By the way, you can buy ASCP French Linen here.  If you would like a less expensive chalk paint for a repair this is a good option.

Add White Wax

Step 3: Add White Wax

After the paint dries, I apply Miss Mustard Seed white wax because this is a wonderful way to continue the concrete look. As an alternative that works well and I have used this product so I can highly recommend it for this urn.

When working with wax it’s important to work in small sections at a time. This keeps the wax fluid and it is easier to buff. It’s also best to buff wax immediately after application to avoid it from becoming sticky.

Speaking of buffing wax, it’s important to always use a lint-free rag and not paper towels. If you use a paper towel it will leave a lot of lint on your urn.

Last Add A Protective Coating

Step 4: Add Protection To The Resin Planter

So, if water will be touching this resin planter applying a clear matte finish of Mod Podge spray matte spray from Michaels is my go-to.  I especially like this spray because it’s not only matte, but it also protects from UV light so there’s never yellowing. I have used these many time for outdoor use on planters and it has always worked well.

Adding Violas Is A Favorite Of Mine

Step 5: Adding A Viola To My Or Plant

As you can see, I did add a Pansy to the fixed urn.  

Finally, because this planter has no drainage holes, a large plastic bag and a layer of rocks are added to prevent plant roots from getting root rot from watering

full-shot easy how-to tips to repair a resin broken urn

So, what do you think about easy how-to tips to repair a resin broken urn? Don’t you think it’s worth the minimal time it takes to make a piece new again.

Have a Great Day
Have a Great Day

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55 thoughts on “Easy How: To Tips To Repair A Resin Broken Urn

  1. Amazing tutorial Cindy! So many of these don’t make it through our harsh winters so this is a post I’ll likely refer to often 🙂

  2. Very pretty, Cindy! I have been scoping out planters like this and concrete or resin they are pricey. I’ve seen some that are broken for lower prices at thrift stores, but always turned away. Now I might go get one and fix it myself! Thanks!

  3. Fixing the urn was a good idea. The price tag for new ones gives me sticker shock! Now I know that If I can find a thrifted one that is broken it can be fixed to look new!

  4. Great tutorial for repairing broken urns. I love urns with a pedestal, so it makes sense to fix a broken one. They can be pricey to purchase. The flowers look lovely in the makeover urn. Happy weekend.

  5. This post is right on time, Cindy! I have a couple of outdoor urns showing wear and tear. I figure they must be nearly thirty years old and have a few cracks here and there. I hate to get rid of them. When we moved from our old home, I gave them to one of my best friends, and after we settled in, I asked for them back! The nerve of me! But she put them in her garage and wasn’t using them! I already have some spackle tape and joint compound and know now how to fix them! Thanks so much!

    1. Use good polyurethane if using outdoors which I’m sure you know.

      We have pots 20 years and I updated them with chalk paint and brand new. They’re expensive now a days

  6. Great tutorial and very handy. I have two small puppies that destroy all mine and I have never thought of repairing them. I will be in the future, pinning for later.

  7. Cindy, your urn turned out beautiful! You would never have known it had been broken. I have a cement angel with a broken wing that I haven’t had the heart to throw away. I am going to try your technique to see if I can make her new again. Thanks so much for the wonderful instructions. Wishing you a happy week ahead, sweet friend!

  8. That is amazing, Cindy! This urn is gorgeous. I love the way you saved it and gave it a new lease on life. I know you’ll be able to use this beautiful piece for years to come. Hugs, CoCo

  9. I would have never thought of repairing that urn this way!! Thanks for the tutorial – I am pinning because I am sure I will use this post in the future!! Thanks!

  10. I had no idea it would be so easy to fix a broken urn like this Cindy! You definitely gave it fresh life. I love how it came together. Hugs, CoCo

  11. That’s such a pretty urn, Cindy! I’m so glad you fixed it instead of tossing it out! Thanks for the tutorial! I’m pinning it now so I’ll have it when I need it someday!

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