CURIOUS ABOUT THE PRODUCTS WE USE WHILE CRAFTING OUR DOORMATS AT KREATIVE?
LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT BELOW!
we have tested & trialed MANY different materials when it comes to painting doormats. below, you will find brief descriptions of our favourite methods & materials, for a perfect finished product every time!
BEST PRACTICES FOR KREATIVE MATS
while our doormats are designed to withstand Mother Nature & can be kept outdoors, they last best being kept under a roof outside (covered porch, overhang) or just inside an exterior door.
your doormat will last best somewhere where it can be set up. such as concrete, a patio, a deck, porch, etc, rather than being set on dirt or gravel.
swapping out your mats regularly
if you keep a few mats at home, to switch up your greeting, you will be able to keep your mats for much longer. who doesn't love switching their mats out with the seasons?
cleaning your mat
for the most part all your mats will need for cleaning is a good shake/beating like any other rug. if it got really dirty, you could rinse it out with a hose or pressure washer (from a safe distance).
high traffic doormat
for our doormats that are going to be placed in higher traffic areas, such as businesses or houses that have a lot of coming/going, we recommend adding clear coat to your mat, request this while placing your order.
while painting your diy kit
don't be afraid to be aggressive while painting your doormat. you really want to get the paint down in the bristles of your mat, so make sure to apply pressure when pushing your brush down.
if you painted your own mat as a diy kit
MAKE SURE you let your doormat dry for 7 days, in a warm, well ventilated area! if you do not let your mat cure completely, it can transfer paint to the bottom of your shoes & get on the mat as well as your floor/deck/concrete around it.
check out some of the doormats we have painted over the years