Are you an individual willing to order a few cans of paint abroad or a company interested in shipping paint internationally to your clients? Send paint by courier through the Eurosender platform! Find a safe and cost-effective delivery option in just a few clicks! Have a look at the regulations related to transporting paint and varnish domestically and abroad. Get answers to your most common questions regarding the delivery of this type of products.
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HOW TO SHIP PAINT CANS?
At Eurosender, we can recommend several transportation methods depending on your needs.
When packaging paint cans for shipping, there are two things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the tin cannot open under any circumstance. Second, take all the necessary steps to ensure that the liquid cannot spill and damage other parcels, even if the tin of paint does open during transport. Therefore, we encourage you to follow these simple guidelines:
Before delivering paint by courier, make sure that this specific type of paint is not on the transport company’s list of prohibited items. You need to check whether the paint is water-based or solvent-based on the manufacturer’s website. As a general rule, solvent-based paints are classified as hazardous and subject to strict transport regulations, while water-based paints can be sent by courier.
Before shipping paint internationally, you need to do the following.
Private individuals can only mail such products at their own risk provided they pack them properly. Whether you are delivering paint by courier or by post, it is not recommended to send more than 1L to other countries.
Licensed manufacturers and resellers can send paint by courier services, both nationally and internationally, provided they comply with safety, packaging, labelling and import regulations of the destination country. They must have all the necessary certificates and ship the product in adequate leak-proof containers keeping the optimal temperature.
Delivering paint by courier both domestically and overseas is an option for paints and varnishes that are not classified as hazardous goods. Check the rules and regulations above before making a decision on transporting paint abroad.
Aerosols including spray paint can only be sent domestically, as they are classified as dangerous goods due to the fact that they are flammable. Shipping this kind of paint internationally is not allowed. These items are prohibited for airfreight. Licensed companies transporting spray paint abroad can only deliver it by road.
Yes, as a rule, you can mail up to 1L of water-based paint without any restriction, provided it is properly packaged.
As this type of product is on the transport companies’ restricted and prohibited list, the insurance will not apply to paint sent by courier or by post.