How to make a personalised doormat

Just a few minutes’ work with paint and stencils will give you a custom mat like no other.

Tools and materials

Coir doormat

Mask

Masking tape

Measuring tape

Protective gloves

Sponges (optional)

Spray paint in a selection of colours

White paint

Personalised door mat

1. Mark out your design

Lay the doormat on a drop cloth and mark out your desired pattern using masking tape and stencils. Use a measuring tape to make sure everything is even and centred.

Tip: For an all over pattern, use a sponge to apply white paint to the whole surface of the doormat. Leave to dry thoroughly and then decorate with the design of your choice.

Personalised door mat

2. Spray your stencils

Apply masking tape to keep each stencilled letter in place. Wearing protective gloves and a mask, spray paint the shapes and letters onto the mat.

Personalised door mat

3. Leave to dry

Leave to dry for a few minutes, then carefully peel off the stencils. Leave mat to dry fully.

Personalised door mat

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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