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Posted in response to sandstone statue repair from G Staut on July 18, 2008 at 08:15:18:

Re: sandstone statue repair

I have never repaired statues made from sandstone, but I have repaired porcelain and soapstone statues.

I would use epoxy for the repair. I found that it is important to discover the "burst order" for the fragments, and put them back in reverse order. In general, I replaced one piece at a time and let the epoxy set thoroughly before progressing to the next piece. With the soapstone, I used extraneous bits ground and set into epoxy to fill any small voids left at the end. I would think you could use bits of sand the same way. With sandstone I imagine you will have to be careful not to get epoxy where it will show, as it will probably leave a visible line or blot. Being able to rub some sand into any exposure would help.

Good luck,


From Don Peck - July 20, 2008 at 10:31:38

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