Sending emulsion paint need not be difficult or expensive, we have been sending paints and emulsions for the last two decades. Emulsion paints are extremely popular and are typically used for interior walls and ceilings, are water based and contain vinyl or acrylic resins added for durability. They come in Matt, Silk and Satin finishes, with the silk and satin varieties providing more durability. Brushes and rollers are simple to clean, washed in water, without the need for brush cleaner or turpentine solutions. They are also far less odorous than oil-based paints. Pretty much every homeowner has used emulsion paint at some point. Other popular water-based paints include clay and chalk paints. These are more eco-friendly, as they do not contain oils or acrylics. They come in a wide range of colours and earthy tones and also have a matt finish. These are very popular for furniture and do not require an undercoat or primer.
So why is it so difficult to find a courier for emulsion paint? Most couriers tend to stay away from shipping emulsion paint, due to past experiences of lids coming off and paint going everywhere. Far easier to avoid them all together. However, with a little thought and care when packing emulsion paints, you can significantly reduce the risk of any damage during transit. We have put together a definitive guide on how to pack emulsion paints, which can be found here. Please note that Overland Express, or our carriers, will not accept any responsibility for paints damaged in transit.
Working in partnership with DHL, we can send emulsion paints worldwide, along with any other water-based paints, fully tracked and signed for, door to door.
Oil-based paints, varnishes, spray paints, radiator paints, sealers and lacquers cannot be sent with DHL, as they are flammable and need to be sent on the UPS Specialist road service.
The easiest way to determine if you have water-based paint, is to read the cleaning instructions on the outside of the tin. If it says that you can clean your brushes out in water, it is water based. If it says that you require thinners or turpentine solution, it is oil based. Traditionally, all gloss paints, fence paints, undercoats, varnishes and sealers were oil based, todays modern varieties are often water based. If you are in any doubt, ask the supplier of the paint, or check the material safety data sheet (MSDS). The MSDS also contains shipping information and will indicate any restrictions applicable to that particular product. If the packaging contains any flammable, or hazardous labels, it cannot be sent with DHL and must go on our specialist service.
Please take a look at our quick quote tool above, to see how much we can save you when shipping emulsion paint.
We have listed below some frequently asked questions relating to sending emulsion paint by courier.
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