How To Seal Your Cremation Urn

one ceramic, one aluminium and one wood urn with an adhesive tube below

As we navigate through the delicate process of honouring our loved one who has passed on, the choice of a cremation urn holds deep significance. Beyond its functionality as a vessel for cremation ashes, cremation urns can provide a sense of closure and peace of mind to those left behind. Some people prefer to seal their cremation urn in order to ensure their loved ones' ashes are as safe as possible. This article will discuss how to seal properly a cremation urn, 

The significance of sealing a cremation urn

Sealing a cremation urn is a solemn ritual that symbolises the preservation and protection of your precious memories. It serves as a final act of love and respect towards the departed, ensuring their remains are safeguarded for eternity. The act of sealing an urn can bring solace to grieving hearts, providing a sense of closure and comfort in knowing that their loved one's ashes are secured eternally.

By carefully sealing the cremation urn, you honour the life and legacy of our cherished family member or friend. It represents a physical manifestation of your enduring bond with them, encapsulating their essence in a vessel that will stand the test of time. As you seal the urn, you create a sacred space where memories can be cherished and treasured forevermore.

The significance of this act goes beyond mere practicality; it is an emotional gesture that signifies your commitment to preserving the memory and spirit of those who have passed on. Sealing a cremation urn is not just about closure—it is about creating a lasting tribute to someone who will always hold a special place in your heart.

Step by step guide to sealing a cremation urn

When it comes to sealing a cremation urn, it’s important to handle the process with care and respect. Here is a step by step guide to help you seal a cremation urn properly.

First, gather all the necessary materials including the cremation urn, sealant (such as adhesive or silicone), gloves, and a clean cloth.

Make sure you have a clean area to work on, free of distractions and any moving air source such as fans or an open window.

Next, make sure the surface of the urn is clean and dry before applying any sealant. This will ensure a proper bond between the lid and base of the urn.

Carefully apply a thin layer of sealant around the rim of the base where the lid will be placed. Be cautious not to use too much sealant as it may overflow when closing. If this happens simply wipe off the excess with tissues or a cloth.

Once you have applied the sealant, gently place the lid on top of the base making sure it aligns correctly. Press down firmly but gently to secure them together.

Wipe away any excess sealant that may have squeezed out from between the lid and base using a clean cloth. Allow ample time for drying before handling or moving your sealed cremation urn. We recommend a full 24 hours of waiting to ensure maximum strength of adhesion is achieved.

Different types of cremation urns materials and their sealing methods

When it comes to cremation urns, there are various types to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics. One popular option is the classic metal urn, typically made of brass, aluminium or stainless steel. These urns normally come with a screw on lid or a threaded closure in order to fix the lid on top of the urn. These urns can be opened still and so it is recommended to add a small amount of silicone epoxy or metal glue to the inside of the lid before the final closing

Another popular choice for a cremation urn is wooden urns, which offer a warm and natural aesthetic. Wood urns can have various different methods of close, including sliding panels, screws or magnetic fixtures among others. It is important to see what type of closing fixture is part of your urn as you may not even want to seal it with a wood glue as that can be much harder to open. Wooden urns can be sealed using wood glue to ensure a tight closure.

Ceramic cremation urns are generally urns that require the most amount of sealing as their lids often do not come as a tight fit to the urn. These lids can also be opened quite easily as they are not threaded or screwed, which is why you will want to seal them more often than not. Ceramic urns can be easily sealed by using a silicone sealant or epoxy glue to ensure the lid can not easily come off.


Sealing a cremation urn is a meaningful and respectful way to preserve the memory of your loved one. By choosing the right type of urn and following the proper sealing methods, you can ensure that their remains are protected for years to come. We hope this article has helped to inform you of how to properly seal your cremation urn. As Australia's largest urn store, Eternal Urns has an extensive range of the best quality urns available, so check out our range today if you are in need of one.