If you’ve been lusting over beautiful, colourful cork boards in a range of shapes and designs, but you’re not willing to fork out for an expensive set on Etsy, why not create your own with this quick and easy, one day DIY from Rust-Oleum.
With a sheet of cork and Rust-Oleum paint, you can create the perfect tessellating hexagon cork board to fit your interior colour scheme. We chose Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint (available in 42 colours) to complete this project, ensuring a flawless finish without brush marks.
Take your template and mark out a design on the back of the cork. We used a ruler alongside our template to ensure straight lines.
Place the cork on a cutting mat. Using your stanley knife, carefully cut through the cork. You may need to go over each line a few times with the stanley knife, depending on how thick your cork is.
On the front of each cork hexagon, mask areas that you do not wish to paint with tape, ensuring each piece of tape if pressed down firmly.
Holding the can approximately 30cm from the surface, spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion.
You will see that some of the paint will absorb into the cork! Apply several light coats a few minutes apart for full coverage.