Terms & Conditions

We are Paint Traders Ltd, trading as The Paint Shed, a UK limited company registered in Scotland:

Address: 8-9, 20 Munro Rd, Stirling FK7 7UU
Registration no: SC031414
VAT No: 829 260 224

www.thepaintshed.com is operated by Paint Traders Ltd. Any references to 'we', 'us', 'The Paint Shed', 'thepaintshed.com' or similar terms is a reference to Paint Traders Ltd.

1. Introduction

1.1 By making a purchase with us, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1.2 It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are fully aware of all of these terms and conditions when making a purchase with The Paint Shed.

1.3 These terms and conditions can be altered at any time, so you should read them every time you make a purchase on this website. The publish date is stated at the bottom of this document.

2.The contract of sale

2.1 On occasion, an item may be mispriced. If you purchase a mis-priced item, we reserve the right to cancel the contract and relist the product at the correct price.

2.2 We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time prior to delivery, for any reason - no contract of sales exists until your order is verified by a member of staff. Our initial order status ‘Processed’ does not mean that a contract of sale is in place. This only means that the order has been successfully received into our system. From there on, validity and verification must take place before the contract of sale exists. Further, we reserve the right to degrade the order status from 'Pick in progress' to 'Declined' should your order become unacceptable for any reason.

2.3 The contract made between us through any transaction is governed by UK law, using only the English language.

3. Privacy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

4. Delivery

4.1 Information about UK deliveries can be found here.

4.2 Information about International deliveries can be found here.

4.3 Lost deliveries. We use the UPS or DPD for all of our deliveries for reasons of reliability and convenience. Unfortunately, as with all delivery services, there are very rare circumstances where parcels do not arrive in the agreed timescale. Under these circumstances, we endeavour to ensure that the item is delivered to you as soon as possible by contacting the delivery service and attempting to locate your parcel and have it delivered. In the case of lost items, we cannot refund orders or send out a replacement until the delivery is confirmed to be lost by the courier.

4.5 In the case of a parcel being signed for but the customer denies receiving the package, this is called a Denial of receipt. Under these circumstances, we must contact the courier to confirm the delivery details, and the courier will contact the customer to ask for written documentation to be completed to confirm that the parcel has not been received. These circumstances must be mediated by the delivery service and we cannot take action until it has been confirmed whether or not the parcel was received by the customer.

4.6 Most orders shipped by The Paint Shed require a signature upon delivery. Parcels shipped on this basis cannot be left without signatures. If you miss the delivery person, a card will be left to give you instructions to either arrange a redelivery or to collect it from your local sorting office / delivery depot.

4.7 Please note that in a multiple occupation building, anyone in the building is allowed to sign the parcel to confirm its receipt. Couriers consider an item as delivered once a signature at the designated address is achieved. It is your responsibility to ensure that the recipient is at the delivery address, or to obtain the delivered parcel from the signatory.

4.8 If an item is returned to us undelivered because it was not collected or received by the recipient, we reserve the right to charge delivery charges for subsequent deliveries.

4.9 When receiving your order you should inspect the packaging to ensure that it has not been tampered with in any way. If it does appear to be tampered with, you should refuse delivery. If the delivery is accepted and signed for, you will have entered into a contract to accept the item in its delivered state and, as such, we cannot assume liability for any subsequent issues surrounding loss or damage.

5.0 If collecting an order or purchasing in store, we will not accept liability for the paint once it leaves the premises. 

5. Prices

5.1 All of our prices are published both including VAT and excluding VAT.

5.2 Our prices may change daily. We may update prices during working hours.

5.3 All manufacturers generally have price increases throughout the years, due to increases in manufacturing costs and inflation. While we try to absorb as much of these costs ourselves, these price increases are unavoidable.

6. Returns and exchanges

Please refer to our returns and exchanges policy,

7. Copyright

7.1 All text and images on this website remains either the copyright of The Paint Shed, or the copyright of the paint manufacturer. Usage of any of this material is prohibited, unless authorised by the copyright holder. The Paint Shed is authorised to use all images that are used on this website.

7.2 If you are unsure of anything stated in these terms and conditions, or you have any questions, then you should contact us before making a purchase.

8. Risk and title change

Risk of loss and damage of products is assumed by you from the moment the product(s) are delivered.

9. Colour accuracy

We've made every effort to make the colours appearing on screen as close as possible to the ones sold by us that you will actually use. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee an exact colour match to the screen colour, colour card or any other paint. The colour appearing on screen should not be relied upon as being accurate. Paint swatch colours will vary depending on your screen settings.

10. Colour and paint

Specific colours entered by customers online, using the "colour required" text box, that are from a recognised designer range of colours, will be supplied with the "closest visual colour" from the selected manufacturers' own listed range of colours and shades. This will be carried out by eye and is a subjective decision by The Paint Shed. We will freely give assistance on all the products that appear on our website where individual knowledge exists, however we are unable to comment on any brands that we do not stock or sell. It is important that you know that we cannot accept returns or refunds for specially mixed or tinted paint colours once purchased, whether they have been opened or not. This is because each colour is made to order and therefore cannot be restocked. Please note, all paints on our website will be mixed to order unless specifically stated otherwise.

Paints purchased from other suppliers will not necessarily match those supplied by The Paint Shed and ready mixed versions of a paint will not match a mixed to order colour of the same name, number or code. If you have previously purchased a paint and need to replicate the colour, we recommend you purchase a tester or small quantity to check the colour is correct before committing to a large purchase. Please be sure that what you have ordered is the correct colour, shade and finish you require. If you would like to change the colour you have selected, please contact us immediately. If you contact us outwith 30 minutes from time of order, we would be unable to change the colour and unable to refund.

In the event of a colour dispute, you will be required to return all tins purchased at your own cost for analysis and inspection by the manufacturer. Results of analysis depend on the brand involved and can take many weeks. This is because the manufacturers will be looking to establish if there is a fault with a batch or if there is a problem with their paint. Once this analysis is complete and we have received the results from the manufacturer we will write to you with the findings of the report. No credit or replacement of the goods will be offered without prior receipt of the report and any subsequent settlement will be as instructed by the manufacturers and limited to and not exceeding the cost price of the goods. No settlement will be offered toward labour costs or any other loss in any circumstance.

11. Promotions

11.1 First Purchase Discount

This offer entitles you to 5% off your first purchase, only eligible for new subscribers to The Paint Shed newsletter (the “Offer”). The Offer is valid as of 09:00 GMT 14th October 2021 and will expire once it has been redeemed. The Offer is valid to UK customers only purchasing directly from www.thepaintshed.com. To redeem Offer, enter the promotional code at the online checkout (redeemable once per customer). Offer applies to full price items only. Offer excludes delivery charges. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional codes. Offer may not be applied retrospectively or in combination with any other offer or discount.  The Paint Shed reserves the right to terminate or change the Offer without notice.

Last updated: 14th October 2021