Repair crib figures from plaster

Crib figures made of plaster can bump easily and lose corners. With me, my two cats have ruined two of the Three Wise Men by knocking down the pieces so that pieces have jumped off.

I glued the big pieces back with superglue, but the small missing splinters now showed white corners. In the craft shop, I have not found a suitable color. So I bought in the drugstore cheap skin-colored nail polish and iridescent gold nail polish. With firm make-up I have filled the faces and smoothed, then fixed with skin-colored nail polish and finally painted with the golden paint. You barely see it.

Statuary Restoration - Reassembling, Fixing, Patching, and Painting Broken Statues and Figurines | April 2024