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!
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.