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cement statues

Posted by danaoh SWOhio zone 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 4, 11 at 12:15

have old cement mushroom and turtle, they need sealing. How do I do seal them?

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RE: cement statues

I know there is a concrete sealer that can be bought a most hardware stores....

RE: cement statues

I use polyurethane, shellac, varnish, clear acrylic spray, wax, even shoe polish it all works depending on the surface texture and what you do with the finished item. (imo)


RE: cement statues

Is the surface of the concrete items sound/solid or is it weathered, flaking, grainy,...?

forgot to ask...

Are the items outside? Exposed to weather? Have some protection?

RE: cement statues

I use concrete sealer from Home Depot, whether I paint things or not. But if I paint them, I often put poly on top.

hugs, Karen

RE: cement statues

  • Posted by danaoh SWOhio zone 6 (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 7, 11 at 9:13

They were outside for years. Have had them in garage for a couple of years, looks like they have "large pores". Should I put them on a heat vent to be sure they are dry all the way through? Guess I also seal the bottom if I am sure there is no moisture in there, right?

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