So after a few technical hiccups, Pyro is now available to buy here.
A quick review (and a discount code!) can be found after the jump
Right first up here’s what you need to know: £2.39 (£ 1.91 ex. VAT) a tin.
Low pressure. International shipping available. Free delivery on orders over £100.
Aside from the white, here’s the entire range. It’s a matt finish and is some of the thickest paint I’ve used.
Needs a good shake to get it going otherwise you’re going to get all sorts of silly string style issues, but to their credit rather than pass the blame, Pyro have addressed this head on and have this to say:
“We’re not completely happy with the caps so we’re giving away fat caps with all orders, this will be changed with the next shipment and replaced with better caps”
It’s not even that big a deal, but you have to give ‘em props for dealing with it. As I said, it’s thick so fat caps are the obvious option, but that’s not to say you can’t use other caps – all the lines I did below with it were with the standard stock cap and once they’d have a good shake there weren’t any issues.
Colours are nice and bright, but on first use I think I’m more of a fan of the muted tones. All of them cover fine and I’m sure you’d agree that the indicated colours on the tins match up pretty closely to what comes out of them. + How you gonna argue with names like “Prison Grey”, “Yellow Snow” “Deep Shit”, “Fake Tan” and Jamez Brown”?!
…I mean, Obviously there are missing a Hurt You Bad Envy Green / Ginger Prince Pube Orange from the current line up, but It’s a solid range to launch with. The pinks are a little close tonally, but if you’re into precise fading and all that then it’s probably a good thing:
As it’s a UK paint I suppose most people’s benchmark to judge it against would be Illuminarty, but as that is a gloss finish I’d say Pyro”s nearest direct comparison would actually be Monster Colors – which it is a good deal cheaper than per tin.
Online sales have been delayed for a bit while the website was perfected, but I understand that The Bench up in Birmingham have been selling it out of the shop and it’s got the thumbs up from the regulars who’ve been using it for a bit now.
As always I’m going to say support UK graff and buy British, but when it’s cheaper than the alternatives and just as good then you don’t really need me to tell you that. If people get behind it the same way they have with Illuminarty then they can expand the range in the future and add to the growing UK based paint suppliers.
…and before we get to the discount code, here’s a few words from the Pyro team on it’s origins:
“The idea to start Pyro came about at Christmas 2010, we didn’t really take the plans any further until summer last year when we started the ball rolling, we were getting through so much paint we wanted to make something good quality but much cheaper, the price of paint has rocketed in the last few years, and people have been looking for cheaper options so thought we would just give it a go.”
I like that the UK paint companies are just people having a go rather than faceless multinationals looking to cash in on graff. If you want to try it for yourself then using this code will get you 10% off this month: PYROCOLORS2012