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DIY door mat

18 Sep 2019

Welcome visitors with this quick and easy painted door mat that’ll give your ‘habitat’ an extra dose of curb appeal.

You will need:

  • Coir door mat
  • Testpot in your choice of colour – we used Resene Tuna
  • Testpot brush
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Felt tip marker
  • House-shaped template printed on A4 paper (download below)
  • Scissors

Step 1 Print the house-shaped template at the bottom of this page on to A4-sized paper and cut it out with scissors.

Step 2 Using a felt tip marker, trace the outline of the template on to the centre of your coir mat.

Step 3 Apply painter’s tape to mask around the outside of the house outline.

Step 4 Using a testpot brush, fill in the house shape with most of your chosen Resene testpot. We used Resene Tuna to paint our mat. Use a dabbing motion to get paint deeper into gaps, but save a little bit of paint for touch ups.

Step 5 Carefully remove the masking tape while the paint is still wet.

Step 6 Touch up any areas you may have missed and fill in any gaps.

Step 7 Be sure to let your door mat dry completely before using it. For best results, let it cure completely for one week before getting it wet.

Door in Resene Turbo, weatherboards in Resene Triple Concrete, trim in Resene Black White, bench in Resene Tuna, plant pots (from left to right) in Resene Black White, Resene Silver Chalice and Resene Nocturnal, house numbers in Resene Nocturnal, deck stained in Resene Woodsman Mid Greywash waterborne timber stain and painted house door mat in Resene Tuna.

To print out the below template, right click on the template and select 'save image as'. Save the image to your computer and then print it out on to A4-sized paper.