Shipping rules on paint change for the better

Royal Mail lifted a restriction on shipping water-based paint on 12 January 2015, and it is now possible to ship more than four pots of 18ml paint per parcel.

Fighting 15s has therefore removed the shipping premium on Coat d’arms paints, so prices are back at £2.00 inc VAT for an 18ml pot and £5.00 inc VAT for a 60ml pot.

The change has also allowed Fighting 15s to restore Coat d’arms 10-pot paint sets to the shop. These items had been removed because under the old rules it would have been necessary to send them in three parcels.

The change was brought about by a campaign on change.org by Leon Pengilley of Pendraken Miniatures (www.pendraken.co.uk), and his announcement about the change can be seen at www.change.org. Royal Mail’s new conditions for restricted items in the UK can be found at www.royalmail.com (the change also applies for overseas items, see www.royalmail.com).

It is still, of course, illegal to send solvent-based paints or aerosols by post in the UK or internationally, which is why Fighting 15s does not sell them online.

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