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B&Q launches clearance sale with paint and tools up to half price off


B&Q has launched a clearance sale with essentials like paint and tools reduced by up to 50%.

The discount could be good for Brits who are looking to keep busy with DIY projects during lockdown.

We've spotted items going for half price in B&Q's clearance

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We’ve spotted items going for half price in B&Q’s clearance

B&Q is open for business during the third coronavirus lockdown because it’s classed as an “essential retailer”, so you can shop in store for your haul.

But keep in mind that you should tie in your visit while making a trip out for essential items.

You might also want to check ahead with your local store if they have the item in stock you’re looking for.

Shoppers can also order items online for home delivery, or use B&Q’s click and collect service.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
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It’s free to pick up your order from your local store.

Or if you want it delivered to your home, it will cost £5 for next day delivery unless you spend over £50, in which case it’s free.

We’ve picked out a list of the best bargains we’ve seen in the sale.

B&Q hasn’t said when the sale will end, so we’ve asked for more information and will update you as soon as we know more.

But before you splash out on any items, make sure you compare prices online.

You might be able to find a better deal elsewhere on the same, or similar, product.

Graham & Brown Boutique Multicolour Tropical Metallic effect Textured Wallpaper

  • Was: £10.80. Now: £9. Save: £1.80 (save 17%) – buy now
This parrot print wallpaper could work well in a living room or bedroom

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This parrot print wallpaper could work well in a living room or bedroomCredit: B&Q

If you’re looking to jazz up a room, then this tropical themed wallpaper could be a great option.

B&Q says it will also cover cracks and minor imperfections on your walls too.

We’ve also spotted a similar looking tiger print wallpaper being flogged at B&M for £9.99.

GoodHome Durable Puebla Matt Emulsion paint 2.5L

  • Was: £16. Now: £10. Save £6 (38%) – buy now
If you're more into muted tones, this matt paint could work well in your home

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If you’re more into muted tones, this matt paint could work well in your homeCredit: B&Q

If you’d prefer a new lick of paint to spruce up your walls, this 2.5 litre tub of matt paint in a beigey brown colour could make for a cosy, understated look.

And if you need some paint brushes to apply a lick of paint, B&Q has some in the sale too.

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We’ve spotted some paint being sold from £12 in the Wickes clearance too.

Melfi Light pink Floral Unlined Eyelet Curtain (W)117cm (L)137cm, Single

  • Was: £20. Now: £10. Save: £10 (50%) – buy now
B&Q has slashed half price off these curtains

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B&Q has slashed half price off these curtainsCredit: B&Q

These pink floral curtains could be great for your little girl’s room, and they’re half price.

If you’re looking for cheap curtains, we’ve also noticed that Argos is selling a load from £7 too.

Barbana Quarry Grey Metal Armchair

  • Was: £32. Now: £16. Save: £16 (50%) – buy now
This could be a good purchase ahead of summer

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This could be a good purchase ahead of summerCredit: B&Q

It might not be the weather for it yet, but this garden armchair is sure to come in handy once it hits summer.

It’s not foldable though, so be warned if you don’t have a lot of storage space.

We’ve spotted garden chairs being sold from £6 in Argos too.

Blyss Wired Video intercom system Black & gold

  • Was: £60. Now: £30. Save: £30 (50%) – buy now
Check if it's the postman with this video intercom system

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Check if it’s the postman with this video intercom system Credit: B&Q

If you want to see who’s outside before opening your door, it might be an idea installing a video intercom system like this one.

It’s also half price, so you can get kitted out for less.

Similarly, we’ve also seen this security camera being sold at Currys PC World for £22.97.

Colours Tezz Gloss Limestone Light shade (D)290mm

  • Was: £20. Now: £15. Save: £5 (25%) – buy now
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This could look great in the kitchen or dining room

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This could look great in the kitchen or dining roomCredit: B&Q

Looking for some new light shades? This one could be a good option.

It’s white and made out of metal, so we think it could work in a modern look home.

If you’re looking for more bargain light shades, we’ve seen that Wilko is selling them from £2.

Mac Allister Plasterers float (L)320mm (W)180mm

  • Was: £6.87. Now: £4.81. Save: £2.06 (30%) – buy now
DIY essentials like these are going for less in B&Q's sale

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DIY essentials like these are going for less in B&Q’s saleCredit: B&Q

If you’re looking to do a bit more hardcore work on your walls, then this plasterers float could come in handy.

Over £2 has been knocked off the price tag too.

We couldn’t spot an item like this going for much cheaper elsewhere, but we did notice Wickes has knocked money off some plastering tools it’s selling.

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