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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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#1
Great spot but be warned. These pods get through some paint. Could cost you more in the long run!
#2
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.
#3
Sounds like a bargain. I might have to get on down there!
#4
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?
#5
thanks i'll have to check this out :)
#6
My dad works for B&Q will ask him to check it out...
#7
looks like a good deal if its true. I will be taking a trip on friday!
#8
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.
#9
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
#10
Fab Deal we are doing loads of painting in the next 2 weeks so this will be handy!
#11
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
#12
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
#13
sounds like a super deal!
#14
Does anyone no the average price of a pot of paintpod paint?
#15
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 :)
#16
SO versus a conventional roller, what is the difference, it seems from here that it just uses more paint.
Is the finish better?
#17
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!!
#18
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
#19
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.
#20
Will definately be on the lookout for this on friday. Great find!
#21
I've got one and all I can say the main benefit we found is no spray and less mess. The final finish is about the same as a normal roller. It's just that you only get a trickle of paint coming through ( hence no spray) but if there is even a medium contrast between the old old colour and the one you are applying, it will requires a second or third coat.

Oh and it states you cannot use ordinary paint to fill the old empty pods, so not tried.
#22
Just contacted local B&Q, they said that the offer is going to be on. Althought the guy could not confirm what i had to buy to get the PaintPod free.
#23
i wonder how many of these will end up on ebay friday ??
#24
Good deal saves you having to contiously bend down and stand up to fill the roller
#25
Sounds like a good offer
#26
Really need to know what the min spend is before voting on this!
#27
Expensive and very limited paint range. These are a gimmick. You have to ask why Dulux/B&Q are giving them away.
#28
I have been doing some painting research as im doing my house, was thinking of getting one of these... overall the conclusion leans towards the paintpod not being cost effective and not actually adding that much extra value/time saving in the painting experience.

I personally think your better off getting some good quality paint and paint accessories in the long run works out much better...

Still added heat for the find though, cant complain about the deal - free product :)
#29
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.

I wonder if it depends on the colour...the boring but pleasant magnolia (ish) colour I used gave a fantastic covering and finish but a shade of green needed a bit more work...still found it easier though.

Edited By: twinkle on Aug 18, 2010 14:33: clarity
#30
i wanted to tell you my reviews on these, i have the compact and the big hefty one thta cleans the paint itself, i used it once and put it away, these is a gimmick, they are rubbish, completely dfferent to what we are told or see on utube videos.

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#31
Also, how many pro's use these in the daily work, absolute zero, says everything
#32
Another doorstop.
#33
still hot but
#34
Great Thanks
#35
anyone found out what the cheapest is to buy ie th paint thanks
#36
Absolutely hate the paint pod, nearly drove me in sane painting the hallway, constantly poured out paint everywhere except through the roller, ended up throwing it in a skip.
Just my experience of courseoO
#37
I can recommend a good HVLO sprayer, I don't really think much of the paintpods though,
as someone said above, B&Q are always giving these things away in deals
#38
i bought a full size paintpod a few weeks ago for £20 bargain and loved it found it really easy to use no dripping
#39
been using one this week for the first time, i found it very good. Its a little harder work "working" the roller and you have to press down harder so it gets tiring... but the finish is brilliant and there is no mess or splashs. I rennovate houses so no mess isnt important to me so i wont be using this at work but i will be using it for decorating my home. I guess this would be great for a woman or a novice who wants to do one room at a time
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Why is everyone talking about mess and splash with ordinary rollers?

Some tips from a pro:

Cut in first using a 2" brush. Then, fairly quickly (i.e. don't let the cutting in dry) get your roller and use the correct pile for the surface you are painting, don't overload the roller or load it unevenly, and develop a technique of light pressure with a full roller of paint then gently increasing pressure as the roller becomes less loaded. Paint in 1 metre squares at a time and roll first of all in an "M" pattern", then turn 90 degrees and do another "M" pattern filling the gaps. Finally finish with parallel action before moving on to the next 1 metre square.

Fast, easy, efficient paint usage and cheap.

Unless you have arms like Schwarzenegger then a 9" roller is good for most domestic jobs. Pro's use a 12" roller but most will find that heavy going.

A roller tray costs 96p
A decent frame costs £2.61
And sleeves cost £1.28

You can wash them all up and re-use them too. What is all the fuss about???

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