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Courier for Paint

Overland Express are a specialist carrier for paint, so if you need to send paint within the UK, Europe, or Worldwide, we have many cost effective delivery options available. Read on for information on how to send paint.

We have been sending paint, with our partners APC, UPS, and DHL, on their extensive domestic and European road networks, for over 25 years.

When sending paint, there are a few things to consider, whilst DHL are able to send paint through their network, they do have restrictions, so we have listed them as follows.

You can ONLY send water based paint and emulsions worldwide via DHL. They will NOT accept flammable, non water based paints. If in doubt, please DO NOT select DHL as the carrier.

A cardboard box must be used for the outer packaging due to COVID-19 handling restrictions.

Oil based paints, varnishes, gloss and undercoats, lacquers, wood preservatives and treatments, heat proof paint and stove paint, car paints, anti-foul, floor paints and sealers, aerosols, wood stains, worktop oils and any other flammable or hazardous paints, can only be sent in limited quantities, a maximum of 5kg, throughout the UK only (excluding Northern Ireland). These cannot be sent by air, or outside of the UK Mainland. If you are in any doubt, please contact us.

To send paint, please refer to our packaging advice which can be found here.

Before sending paint, please read our packing instructions carefully, as we cannot insure paints, or accept any responsibility or liability for any damage caused during transit.

Place a layer of packing on the base of the box, then place the item onto the packaging and fill any gaps with packing material. This reduces the chance of the liquid delivery moving around during transit. Shake the box to check that the liquid you are sending cannot move about. If necessary, add more packing material until it is securely held in place.

Furthermore, as we benefit from being a volume purchaser from the likes of DHL, UPS and APC, we get preferential rates, which in turn, we pass on to you.

To start saving huge sums of money on all of your paint deliveries, please take a look at our great rates that are available through the 'Send a Parcel' tool above. And remember, when you send paint, please select UPS Specialist. Please note: DHL can only carry non-hazardous water-based paint.

Please read below, some of our frequently asked questions when sending paint by courier.

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I am SO impressed with this company and the service they offer!!! My daughter lives in France and I wanted to send her some perfume and other ‘girlie’ things for her 29th bday. My parcel got collected from my house Monday afternoon this week and my daughter received it on Wednesday - in 2 days!!! So impressed and will def be using them again!!!

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Perfume delivery within EU

I used their specialist road services to send perfumes from the UK to EU. I've got a good price and my box arrived safely. Customer service is great too, as I had to modify the pick-up date.

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Always amazing, I'd give 6 stars if it was possible.

I've been using them for a while now, for the tyre service. If you are reading this now, I can stand on my feet and say use them and you will be happy of the service you will receive as I am always. Cheers to the team.

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Specialist Areas

If you are sending standard parcels, liquids, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Save Money

If you are looking for an affordable parcel delivery service, we can provide you with some of the lowest rates available. We have negotiated large discounts for sending parcels through the major carriers and pass these onto our customers.

Save Time

Fast, easy, and efficient online booking with our send a parcel tool, allows you to quickly compare courier prices and choose the delivery service that suits you.

Wide Choice

We partner with industry leaders, such as DHL, UPS, DPD and FedEx, giving you a wide range of choices when sending documents and parcels, on an express or economy service. With timed delivery options for more urgent items.

Fully Tracked

We provide you with full tracking details, to allow you or the receiver, to track your parcel throughout its journey.

This includes SMS text messages to advise you when the parcel will arrive.

Alternatively, you can use the tracking page on our website to provide the current location of your parcel.

Specialist Areas

Besides traditional parcel delivery, we specialise in niche areas, such as sending musical instruments, alloy wheel delivery, paints, perfume’s and electrical items containing lithium batteries, including mobile phone and laptop delivery.

Be sure to use the correct page when sending these items, this is to prevent prohibited items from being sent through the wrong service.

Customer Service

You can easily contact us by phone, email or live chat. We are always available during working hours, to answer any enquiries.

With over a quarter of a century of experience, we offer the highest level of customer service and make sure that we exceed our customer’s expectations, by providing industry leading solutions to their needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I send paint by air?
A. Only water-based paints can be sent by air, everything else must be sent by road.

Q. How do I know if my paint is water based?
A. Please read the material safety data sheet (MSDS) that relates to your paint. This can be found on the manufacturer's website.

Q. I am sending paint to Europe, will I need Customs paperwork for this?
A. A commercial invoice is required for anything other than documents being sent outside the United Kingdom. We provide these free of charge. Please be aware that import duties may be payable in the receiving Country.

Q. How do I package paint to send by courier?
A. Please read our comprehensive packing instructions on how to package paint for shipping.

Q. Can I send spray paint?
We can send spray paint within the UK Mainland only (excluding Northern Ireland), in limited quantities via our road service. The maximum that can be sent is 5kg. These cannot travel by air, or any express services. Please select APC or UPS specialist.