How to Send Paint by Courier

Prerequisites:

Bubble wrap

Parcel tape

Strong Cardboard box

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

When you send paint, make sure the metal paint container holding the paint is sealed tightly, using paint tin clips. Then securely band the tin in two directions, using a band-it strapping tool. If you do not have access to one of these, use reinforced parcel tape or duct tape, again, applied in two directions, to securely hold the lid in place.

Once this is done, wrap the tin with bubble wrap and secure with parcel tape. The tin must then be placed into a secure polythene bag, with a cable tie to secure it closed. This is in the event that if the tin did leak, the paint will stay inside the polythene bag.

Place the tin inside a double wall cardboard box and fill the cardboard box with packing peanuts. Make sure there are enough peanuts in the box to keep the paint container from moving around during transit.

If you are sending 2.5 ltr paint tins, or larger (maximum 5 ltr), these must be packed in separate boxes. No more than one tin per box.

Seal the cardboard box with packing tape and shake it to make sure the paint container is firmly in place. If you can hear it moving about, add more packing peanuts to fill any voids.

Finally, either write the delivery address on the finished box, or attach an address label.

Should you need a reliable courier for paint, then take a look at Overland Express, visit our send paint by courier page to get a real time quote.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overland Express customer services team on +44 (0) 20 8977 2777 or Email us at sales@overlandexpress.co.uk

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