Freshen things up

IMG_4312.JPGThis is the rubber mat that stays at my front door. We have had this same mat for 10 years. It was here when we bought our home, so I don’t actually know how old it is. This is a high traffic area so this mat gets lots of abuse.

About once or twice a year, I give this mat a quick, little make over. I simply remove it from the front door, beat it on the side of the house to remove excess debris, place it onto the gravel(or whatever surface you have🙂), then spray it with black spray paint. This makes it looks brand new again!

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You can wash your rug before spraying, but it has worked fine for me to skip that. I don’t use any special kind of spray paint. I use the least expensive one I see on the shelf at the Dollar Store. Flat black looks best, but any black will do, so I use whatever I have on hand. I don’t know if this extends the life of the mat, but so far, my rug has no cracks or places that appearing to be breaking down. I have never sprayed the backside of rug, but you could if you wanted to.

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This is a great way to refresh your entry way if you have company coming or just want to freshen things up. The best part….it’s dirt cheap☺️!

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