Is there a widespread "whaaat?" going on right now? You heard correctly—we're talking about do-it-yourself doormats. These doormats are so lovely to look at and so much fun to make! You may use a variety of techniques to transform ordinary coir mats into something interesting, eye-catching, and entertaining that will make a statement at your entry. Your imagination knows no limitations. Not to mention, DIY projects are a great way to add color to an old, fading mat. Now, how do we go about making a doormat ourselves? Spray painting is one of the most popular ways to "smarten-up" or DIY a simple mat. If you know how, spray painting doormats is quite simple and enjoyable. Here are all the supplies you'll need to make a DIY spray-painted doormat that will impress everyone, including you!
A Plain Mat
Of course! Purchasing a basic mat is the first step in the DIY doormat quest. To get you started, Canada Mats has several basic coir mats. Choose a canvas for your spray painting that is any size you wish.
Additionally, if the quirky design you have in mind has a nice border, we have you covered! Just pick from one of our five stunning plain bordered mats!
Spray paint is then required when the canvas (or doormat) has been set up. This may be obtained from any hardware shop or, if a man has some, borrowed from a male friend. Online shops sell specialized lightweight spray painting equipment for interior decoration.
If you want to print letters or even images on the mat, stencils may be fashioned out of paper or cardboard using just a basic cutter or pair of scissors. On a sheet of paper, they may be cut out as seen in the illustration.
Additionally, you may use cookie cutters and the lids of used jars and cans as stencils to draw shapes on the mat's surface. Additionally, potato molds may be used to imprint unique design prints on the mat.
- Select a location that can be utilized for spray painting and won't be impacted by the mess you'll make.
- Your coir mat should be put on the selected work surface. Make sure the surface is covered with a newspaper beforehand for further anti-mess protection.
- The mat may be sprayed with a background color, and shapes or alphabets can then be added with the stencil. Alternately, you may leave the mat plain and stamp the pattern on top using a stencil or stamping molds. Your emotions must make the decision in this situation.
- You should wait 48 hours before using.
Enjoy the end results.
- In contrast to professional mat makers, who dye their fibers, spray painting uses paint to cover the mat fibers. This will make the spray-painted patterns more susceptible to fading. A excellent option is to have an image or design that is more focused on the edges and less dense or light in the middle. The mat looks elegant and artistic with a block of design or letters imprinted in one corner.
- Always apply two or three layers if the design is equally distributed throughout the mat face, giving each coat enough time to dry in between.
- Hold onto the stencil. When there is fading, it can be used to recoat.
Utilize these at home. Tell us how it worked out. And lastly, don't forget to upload some images of the unique mats you constructed. Also, if you have any hacks, upgrades, or other tiny suggestions, please let us know. We'd be thrilled to see them. Cheers to DIYing!