Repair a broken watering can
Repair your grandma's treasured old watering can
Did you find your grandmother's watering can in the garage? We're sure you're very fond of it and would like to give it a new lease of life! With these simple steps you can do a watering can repair quickly and easily so that it will last another 20 years. Give it a try!
WHAT YOU NEED
- A superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex)
Get the materials
You will need a superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex), toothpicks, sandpaper and a cloth.
Unblock the holes
After being hidden away for so long in the garage it's more likely that the watering an holes are blocked. Let's start by unblocking them so that the water runs freely. The simplest way to do this is to put a toothpick in each hole until they're all unblocked.
Sand the surface
In case your watering can is a bit rusty, sand the surface to make it smooth. Then wipe it well with a dry cloth.
Clean the pieces to be glued
Before gluing the broken piece, sand the pieces to be glued together and wipe them with a cloth to remove any dirt or dust. This way, you ensure a good adhesion of the glue.
Glue the parts
Apply a thin line of superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex) to one of the broken pieces and stick them together, applying pressure for 10-15 seconds.