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Can You Ship Paint from the USA?

There are many different types of paint out there, for many different uses. For international shipping purposes, we break paint down into three basic categories:

  • oil-based
  • latex-based
  • water-based 

If you plan on painting a room in your home or the outside of your house, you want to consider oil-based or latex-based paints.

There are some new water-based paints that are becoming more available, but they do not really stand up to normal wear and tear compared to latex, and especially compared to oil. 

Latex and water-based paints are OK to ship internationally. They don't require any special handling. However, oil paints are often flammable, and that makes them Dangerous Goods for Transportation (our favorite topic!).

Yes, MyUS Can Ship Oil Paints Labelled as "Dangerous Goods" to Many Countries

Fear not, MyUS is here to open the US paint market to our valued members around the world (that’s you)! And we don’t stop just at paint--there are many different products that fall into this category:

  • primers
  • varnishes
  • wood stains
  • protective foam coatings
  • adhesives for your home or vehicle (like Plasti Dip®)

When considering your next DIY project, make sure your US package consolidation exporter has the proper resources to prepare and ship these popular products. 

If you have questions about whether you can ship paint overseas from the United States to your country, please contact us for more information. 

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