Shipping Paint Cans by Courier

How to send paint by courier?

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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Delivering paint by courier: services you can use

At Eurosender, we can recommend several transportation methods depending on your needs.

Standard shipping

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Van Service

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How to pack paint cans for shipping?

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:

  1. Close the tin properly.
  2. Secure the lid with additional clips or with a generous amount of adhesive tape.
  3. Pack everything in thick Ziplock bags that could withstand the weight of the spilled paint. Double-check if they are properly closed so that no spilled paint can escape.
  4. Wrap the cans in bubble wrap, fix the packaging with adhesive tape.
  5. Put them into a small cardboard box. Fill empty spaces with cushioning materials (packing peanuts, crumpled paper, etc.). Close the box.
  6. Put the smaller box into a larger one and secure it with high-density polyethylene sheets to absorb shocks.
  7. Close and seal the second box.

What should you keep in mind before transporting paint abroad?

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.

  1. Water-based paints usually contain words such as latex, vinyl, acrylic or chalk on the packaging.
  2. Solvent-based paints often contain words such as oil, urethane, epoxy, varnish or polyurethane.

Before shipping paint internationally, you need to do the following.

  • Check the pick-up and the delivery countries’ national regulations on official customs agencies’ websites.
  • Check the courier company’s internal policies related to shipping liquids.

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.


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FAQs about delivering paint by courier or by post

Can I send paint by courier? Is it allowed to ship paint internationally?

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.

How to ship spray paint internationally?

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.

Can you send paint by post?

Yes, as a rule, you can mail up to 1L of water-based paint without any restriction, provided it is properly packaged.

Is there any insurance for delivering paint by courier?

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.

Take into consideration these guidelines when transporting paint abroad by post or by courier. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will ship your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship paint internationally through our platform, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.