Repair a broken umbrella handle
A quick fix to be well prepared for the rain
Has the handle of your favourite umbrella broken? If you hold it close to the heart, don't throw it away! You can learn how to repair a broken umbrella before the rain starts pouring again. When it does, you'll be ready to face it with a smile on.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex)
Clean the parts
If you want to fix your umbrella, it's probably because it's a special one! Before repairing the umbrella handle, remove any dirt or dust on the parts to be glued with a damp cloth to ensure good adhesion of the glue.
Glue the parts
Apply thin beads of super glue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex) to the metal pole of the umbrella and attach the loose handle, applying pressure for 20 seconds. Easy as that!
Repair the umbrella broken rivets
The most common failure points on an umbrella are the little rivets holding the component parts of the stretchers together. If you can find a new screw like the broken one, you can replace it easily. If you can't find it, you can also use a wire: Match up the rivet holes of the two pieces of broken stretcher and pass the wire through the holes, wrapping until there is no more room for more wire. The holes are very small, so take your time! In the end, twist the ends of the wire together and tuck them away. That's it!
Sing in the rain!
After learning how to repair a broken umbrella, no rain will keep off your happiness! You'll have the most beautiful and unique umbrella on the street - and what about a fixed handbag? Embrace it!