How do you repair a broken umbrella? To continue using this useful accessory, we can make different repairs with different tools and products, depending on the detached or broken element. Of course, it is not always possible to repair it, but we can at least try in some cases. Let’s see below how to fix a broken umbrella step by step, and depending on the part that has broken.
Steps to fix a broken umbrella with glue
Sometimes a good glue will be enough to fix an umbrella completely. All you have to do is glue the broken parts, and that’s it, but you have to know which parts your broken umbrella will be good for.
- In particular, we opt for a simple repair with glue when the handle is separated or the tip is not in place.
- In the latter case, we lift the crown element of the umbrella a little, reposition it at the correct height and glue it back in place. In general, it is better if we clean the elements before joining them.
Steps to fix a broken umbrella with a needle and thread
In other cases, however, in order to fix the broken umbrella, we have to work on the stitching.
- In fact, it may be that the metal rods are no longer attached to the fabric, so we have to pass the thread through the small holes in the rods and secure it to the fabric with a couple of stitches.
- You don’t have to be an expert in sewing, just pass the water between the umbrella and the tip of the rod, so that the rod is fixed again.
Steps to fix a broken umbrella with a wire
If the piece that hooks into the latch is broken and we can’t leave our umbrella open, we can use wire rope.
All you have to do is open the umbrella and run a little wire around the hole where the catch is placed. This way you will create a new stop closer to the hitch that will allow it to hold on to the wire and thus be able to leave the umbrella open.
In case they break, we can test them by replacing them with other rods taken from other broken umbrellas and they can no longer be used. Of course, this type of repair requires a little more skill and attention so as not to hurt yourself.
Fixing an umbrella is not easy if you are inexperienced, but you should not always throw them away and buy new ones when they break. That way we only generate more waste and on the other hand we spend money so the next time your umbrella breaks try one of these methods and you might be surprised with an umbrella (inverted, bubble, UV-protection etc.) that lasts for years.