Whether inside or artfully arranged around the exterior of your house, terra-cotta planters and pots are an attractive addition to any home and can significantly increase curb appeal.
In most cases, you have to do very little to care for and maintain your terra-cotta pots, especially if you display them indoors.
But those kept outside are exposed to weather abuse, and they can show wear and tear and fracture over time. This is especially true if the pots are left outside year-round. The summer heat and winter cold can wreak havoc on the porous clay the pots are made of.
If your terra-cotta pots have become damaged, here are three solutions to fix those cracks rather than getting rid of the pots altogether.
- You can use waterproof silicone caulk to make repairs to cracks. It comes in a variety of colors, including the traditional red clay color.
- Cracks can be repaired by wiring the cracked edges together. This method takes time and patience, but it provides a durable and lasting solution.
- Rather than wiring the pot where it has been cracked, you can also wrap thin wire strands around the entire pot to hold it together and prevent further damage.
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