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FREE Paint pod compact with ANY dulux product @ B&Q

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Just seen this deal being set up on a visit to my local B&Q this morning. Starting this friday B&Q are giving away a Paint Pod Compact, from dulux, when you buy ANY dulux product.
I have had my eye on a full size paint pod for a couple of weeks, but with this deal I will be more than happy with the compact.
The member of staff told me it was starting on Friday and they are expecting it to fly out... opens @ 07.00!

Compact PaintPod
The Dulux PaintPod Compact is the smaller sibling to Dulux's PaintPod roller painting system. Both release paint onto the roller at the press of a button, but the Compact is cheaper (£44.99 RRP versus £69.99), smaller and lighter. You simply clamp the battery-powered header unit on to the pot of special paint.

So, is the Compact really worth the extra expense over a traditional roller and tray, especially as it lacks the big PaintPod’s self-cleaning system? We gave it a try, with rather mixed results.

Using the PaintPod Compact
On the positive side, the Dulux PaintPod Compact can cover large areas quickly once it’s up and running, and leaves a very smooth finish. It almost banishes the spatter effect of a traditional roller, but not quite. If you've left paint on the roller and then move it suddenly, it will slop paint.

Working out how much paint is on the roller takes a little getting used to. Initially, we found it difficult to judge. This improved with practice, but the difference between well-loaded and over-loaded is only a couple of seconds’ button-pushing. And a traditional roller is inevitably much lighter; our arms began to droop three-quarters of the way across a not enormous ceiling.

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    ThunderBolt
    Great spot but be warned. These pods get through some paint. Could cost you more in the long run!
    kinnear606
    I already have a PaintPod. could i just buy an extra Dulux PaintPod roller and get the Compact free? Or is there a minimum spend on Dulux product? Not bad if i can get a Compact for under £5.
    DomManley
    Sounds like a bargain. I might have to get on down there!
    Thrifty Spender
    kinnear606
    I already have a PaintPod. could i just buy an extra Dulux PaintPod roller and get the Compact free? Or is there a minimum spend on Dulux product? Not bad if i can get a Compact for under £5.

    I was told it was any dulux product, so I guess you could just buy a tester for £2 if you wanted?
    cheerleader
    thanks i'll have to check this out :)
    macc
    My dad works for B&Q will ask him to check it out...
    Greg Thomson
    looks like a good deal if its true. I will be taking a trip on friday!
    twinkle
    I bought the compact when it was £25...nice and easy to use but it need the whole head replacing after painting 2 rooms and the roller failed to pump after 1 room...however Dulux did replace the roller for me....a free until would be very useful as I actually like using it.
    callaneva
    Brilliant, I'm just picking paint for the living room, so will def be looking out for this. Wonder if it will be online as I won't be able to get to B&Q until sat when they will probably all be gone
    ZebbyBear
    Fab Deal we are doing loads of painting in the next 2 weeks so this will be handy!
    bigweapon07
    ive heard the price of the paintpod paint might be coming down too, or an offer of some sort. definately on though is this offer
    ZeBadger
    I found, that I needed to do three coats to get it looking decent. Used an absolute ton of paint... and the paint aint cheap.
    Still it was a lot less messier than a regular roller.

    Edited By: ZeBadger on Aug 18, 2010 12:54: Improving grammar
    Jake1983
    sounds like a super deal!
    dutch_courage
    Does anyone no the average price of a pot of paintpod paint?
    oblivion6
    This sounds like a cracking deal, i was wondering if the paint in the pods is a special mix or if you could fill up empty capsules with standard dulux paint??

    Either way im toying with repainting our gaff so this will do the job :)
    kingstongold
    SO versus a conventional roller, what is the difference, it seems from here that it just uses more paint.
    Is the finish better?
    Krinkle
    Having read many reviews I have a rather negative view of these things! It seems they are more expensive to run and you are limited to the special paint pod colour palette, which I have to say is pretty crap!!
    kinnear606
    kingstongold - Aug 18, 2010 12:56SO versus a conventional roller, what is the difference, it seems from here that it just uses more paint.
    Is the finish better?

    When i've used mine, i dont seem to use lots of paint. Also by the time you've finished 1 coat you can start the second
    kinnear606
    dutch_courage - Aug 18, 2010 12:55Does anyone no the average price of a pot of paintpod paint?

    Cost about £25 for a pot at B&Q the other week. Often have deals like 2 for £40.
    jcduk
    Will definately be on the lookout for this on friday. Great find!

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