Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £50*

Paint Sample & Tester Pots

Paint sample pots and testers are perfect for trying out a new colour or finish before committing to buying a full pot. Whether you’re touching up a room and want to make sure your colours match, or if you’re planning on experimenting with a different paint finish, sample pots ensure you've found the perfect shade and finish before you begin.

At The Paint Shed we stock a wide range of paint sample and tester pots from great brands, including Dulux, Johnstone’s, Crown, Little Greene and Farrow & Ball. We also offer free next day delivery on orders over £50 and click & collect from your closest Paint Shed store.

We stock over 240+ paint samples - to get started, simply click on the relevant brand below and choose your colour of choice.

14 Items

per page
Set Ascending Direction

14 Items

per page
Set Ascending Direction
  1. Benjamin Moore Sample Pot
    Benjamin Moore Sample Pot
    From £5.95 £4.96
  2. Colour Match

    Recommended

    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £7.75 £6.46 Was £8.62
    -10%
  3. Farrow And Ball Sample Pots
    Farrow and Ball Sample Pots
    From £5.50 £4.58
  4. Colour Match

    New Formula

    Johnstone's Trade Covaplus Vinyl Matt Sample Pot
    Johnstone's Trade Covaplus Vinyl Matt Sample Pot
    From £5.70 £4.75
  5. Colour Match

    Dulux Trade Sample Pot
    Dulux Trade Sample Pot
    From £6.10 £5.08
  6. Little Greene Sample Pots 60ml
    Little Greene Sample Pots 60ml
    From £5.50 £4.58
  7. Colour Match

    Crown Trade Sample Pot 250ml
    Crown Trade Sample Pot 250ml
    From £5.00 £4.17
  8. New

    Colour Match

    Scrubbable

    Crown Trade Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt Sample Pot
    Crown Trade Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt Sample Pot
    From £5.26 £4.38
  9. Paint Shade Cards
    Paint Shade Cards
    From £3.00 £2.50
  10. Tikkurila Helmi 30
    Tikkurila Helmi 30
    From £7.18 £5.98
  11. Little Greene Tinted Sample Pots 250ml
    Little Greene Tinted Sample Pots 250ml
    From £8.50 £7.08
  12. Craig and Rose Sample Pots
    Craig and Rose Sample Pots
    From £4.00 £3.33
  13. New

    Paint and Paper Library Sample Pot
    Paint and Paper Library Sample Pot
    From £5.75 £4.79
  14. Isle Of Skye Classic Matt Sample Pot 125ml
    Isle Of Skye Classic Matt Sample Pot 125ml
    From £4.63 £3.86

14 Items

per page
Set Ascending Direction

FAQs

Paint sample pots are small pots which allow you to sample a paint colour or finish, without the need to buy the full product. Usually recommended as the first stop when choosing a new paint, sample pots have saved many a headache in home décor.

The best way to test paint samples is by painting your chosen paint colour on a piece of paper and pinning this to different areas of your chosen room. This allows you to understand and see how the colour changes as the light within the room changes throughout different stages of the day.  

The most obvious use for paint testers is to let you see a paint once applied and dried within the space you are decorating. Paint can go through some dynamic changes during the application and drying process, so applying a small amount as a sample can waylay some of your decorating nerves.

Paint tester pots are also perfect for when you need to touch up a smaller area, but a full pot of paint will be overkill. This might be for a scuff on your corridor wall or for covering up repaired damage, such as a polyfilled hole.

Professional decorators or trades people may also find that paint sample pots are well suited for showing off options to clients and helping them to visualise what a paint or finish will look like on a surface.
Depending on the intended use of the sample pot, you may need to pick up more than one pot. The typical recommendations for applying sample paint are the same as for a full tub, so that means you should be using the same number of coats.

If you’re using sample pots to help you decide on a colour or finish, it can be useful to pick up a couple of similar pots. This will let you compare swatches of the paints and save you from multiple online or instore visits.

We have a wide selection of paint sample pots available, so you’re sure to find the right paint or finish for the job at hand. Our paint samples also come in a large array of colours, so click through to the brand you want and select the colour you're looking for.

If you have any questions or need help choosing the right paint samples, we are always here to help, find us on social media or give us a call on 033 3320 2369.