Paint deals: the best places to buy cheap paint for your DIY projects

These paint deals are sure to make all your DIY projects a whole lot cheaper...

Paint deals: the best places to buy cheap paint for your DIY projects
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We are here with all the best paint deals so that you can save £££s when doing all those summer DIY projects. Sure you might not quite have finished any of them during lockdown because you are trying to home school, look after your sourdough culture and do a Joe Wicks work out every day but we aren't judging – we're just here to help you find the best bargains so you can carry on DIYing post lockdown. 

Wondering where to buy paint to update your garden perhaps? There are great outdoor paints on offer right now. Or maybe you finally want to upcycle that furniture you bought in a charity shop and are determined to make work? There's some furniture paint bargains to be had too!

Scroll down to see al the latest sales on paint, then if you're after some decorating advice, head to our paint hub.

The best paint deals

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Shop 25% off Cox & Cox paint (opens in new tab)  
Yes, Cox & Cox make paint now and it's as every bit as dreamy as you would expect. So many gorgeous creamy colours, all with a very stylish chalky finish. Get them while they are on offer!

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Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint – Winter Grey, 750ml |RRP  £14, now £12 on Argos (opens in new tab)
With a flat matt finish, this furniture paint can be used for a number of home makeover and upcycling projects. The neutral grey colour will work in any scheme and most surfaces should not need priming or sanding prior to application. 

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Ronseal Fence Life Plus Matt Shed & Fence Treatment | Was £16 now £12 at Wickes (opens in new tab)
Give your sheds and fences a spruce up with this fab paint. It would protect the wood from rain, frost, snow and won't fade in the sun either. Perfect Bank Holiday Weekend project.

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Dulux Light & Space Matt Emulsion Paint For Walls And Ceilings - Soft Coral 2.5L | Was £33.03, now £25.73 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
f you want to make any room feel lighter and brighter, then this Dulux emulsion is the one to go for. It's designed for interior walls and ceilings where you want to make a room feel more spacious. The formula is also quick drying, so you can do two coats in one day.

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Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint – Plymouth Grey, 10L | Was £38, now £30 on Wickes (opens in new tab)
Exterior in need of an update? Give it a fresh coat of paint with this high-quality masonry paint from Sandtex. There is plenty in stock with next day delivery available.

How to buy the best paint

For exterior jobs you need paint that can tolerate rain and colder conditions, and for fences and sheds you need a paint that works to preserve the wood. Inside you will mostly be using paint for walls or woodwork. Walls tend to be painted with emulsion paint – usually matt, although some people like a silk or paint with a slight sheen for high traffic areas of humid rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. Lots of companies produce paints that are designed to be more durable and can be wiped clean, great for kid's rooms and hallways. 

Where to buy paint online

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Amazon paint (opens in new tab)
Wickes paint (opens in new tab)
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The Range paint (opens in new tab)
Argos paint (opens in new tab)
Wilko paint (opens in new tab)
Farrow & Ball paint (opens in new tab)
Little Greene paint (opens in new tab)
John Lewis paint (opens in new tab)

For wood you will need a specialist wood paint and these come in eggshell, satin and gloss. Eggshell is more popular these days, but some still prefer to use a higher gloss paint for areas that need wiping down. Chalk paints are very popular and can be used for walls or furniture. You can also get specialist paints for floors and cupboards.

Paints tend to be water based or oil based. Modern paints are far less toxic than the lead paints of the last century, but you should still look out for those that claim to be low VOC (volatile organic compound) as they emit lower levels of potentially harmful gasses. 

High quality paints tend to cost more as they have a lot of pigment, meaning a richer colour that is easy to work with. These can cost upwards of £25 a litre so we are always glad to see paint deals on these. 

Cheap paint deals

Not found the paint deal you were looking for? Scroll for the best prices on all types of paint from kitchen paint to outdoor paint and primer.

Paint tool and accessory deals

For the best paint job you need to use the right tools. For painting walls and ceilings that means a roller. For intricate work (like cutting in) and painting woodwork, you usually use a brush, although kitchen cupboards will get a better finish with a small roller.

As well as tools to apply the paint, you need accessories to keep the space neat and protected, and maybe a stepladder or extendable roller to help you reach higher spaces. For very messy jobs, or those involving fumes (ie. stripping paint) you should wear gloves, a mask and also safety goggles.

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Hebe Hatton
Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.