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How to Glue Rocks Rock Epoxy and Rock Sculptures

It's easy to bond rock together using epoxy! Photo credit: My man Maurizio Magnani

Glue Rocks Together | It's easy to bond rock together using this great epoxy! Photo credit: My man Maurizio Magnani

Glue Rocks Together - Use Magic Epoxy Below

Quick Column Summary:

  • Stacked rock sculpture
  • What is the bonding material
  • Use a rock/masonry epoxy

Maurizio Magnani was perplexed after visiting a public park in Duarte, CA. Here's what he wrote to me:

"I would like to build a river rocks assembly I saw at a nearby park. See the photo below.

The rocks are bonded together by some kind of bonding material which is placed in the back of the rocks and somewhat hidden from sight so as to give the assembly a dry stack look. I was able to reach with my finger between two stones and felt that the material was very hard and smooth because I could not scratch it.

Do you have an idea as to the kind of bonding material was used? And, by the way, it is grey in color if that might help in identifying it."

Here's my answer to Maurizio:

Easy! The rocks are bonded together with an epoxy. There are many different epoxies that work well for rocks and masonry. CLICK or TAP HERE or the IMAGE below to get the best one.

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Glue rocks together using this affordable epoxy. I've used it with great results. CLICK or TAP HERE or THE IMAGE TO ORDER IT NOW.

It appears the viscosity of the epoxy that was used at the park was very high having the consistency of a very thick batter like mortar.

Low viscosity epoxies will flow like maple syrup and should NOT be used.

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5 Responses to How to Glue Rocks Rock Epoxy and Rock Sculptures

  1. Thanks for your answer, I had a haunch that the bonding material might have been epoxy based. As I'd suspect that there a number of epoxy compounds out there could you recommend me a brand (or brands) I can use for the job?

    Thanks

    • Yes you can use maple syrup, but let me know what happens after a week of rain. You can also use bubble gum and you can use blood. The correct question was: What's the BEST adhesive to use to glue small rock pieces to something? Look above.

  2. Thanks for the help! I used the epoxy you recommended and my cairn turned out great! I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

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