Make sure you have all the materials you need before starting. To ensure even coverage, make sure the door mat is as clean as possible. Start by printing the template in the size you want (we printed one letter per A4 page). Create your stencil for spraying by cutting the letter shapes out of paper as shown.
Cover your surrounding working area carefully with the protective sheet. In our Spray basics section we offer useful tips on how to achieve perfect results. Start by shaking the spray can for 3 minutes. Next, remove the sprayhead and prise off the safety ring with the aid of the screwdriver.
Place the stencil in the centre of the door mat and secure with adhesive tape. Any areas that you don’t want painted should be covered entirely with masking film. First of all, spray the motif with universal primer, then leave to dry for a short while. We recommend you spray at a distance of around 25 cm, using horizontal and vertical strokes to ensure more even coverage.
Once the primer is dry, it’s time to add some colour to the letters. We sprayed the middle section in pastel pink, having covered up the top and bottom sections. After a short drying time, continue with the next colour. Spray the lower section of the word in mild mint (or your own choice of colour) and the upper section in light ivory. Allow everything to dry thoroughly.
When the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the template.
Products and materials
- Door mat (made of coconut fibres, for example)
- Template with the word “Hi”
- Large covering sheet to protect your working area, protective base layer for spraying
- Adhesive tape
- Screwdriver for removing the safety ring from the can
Festive textile decorations for your Christmas tree – or as attractive gift tags!
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