Be careful when planning to repaint your home - you may end up redecorating your car instead.
Last Friday, according to B&Q customer Kate Patten, a tin of paint from the DIY store 'exploded' ten minutes after she'd bought it, splattering five litres of off-white emulsion all over the interior of her £25,000 car.
Thirty-four-year-old Kate, of Soham, Cambridgeshire, says she believes the accident was caused by a sales assistant who failed to seal the tin with the usual metal clips.
"I went in as normal, took a sample of the wallpaper with me that I needed for a colour match, and paid £43 for five litres of the paint that they mixed," she tells the Ely Standard.
"I watched it being done, and just as it came out the assistant started texting on his phone – that annoyed me but I bit my tongue, paid and left."
The cost of repairs to the Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport car has been estimated at over £2,000, says Kate - but she says that B&Q has only offered her replacement paint and a free valet.
"I want B&Q to acknowledge there is an issue and their CCTV can surely tell if the correct procedures were followed," says Kate's husband John.
The store tells the Daily Mail that the matter will be settled through insurers, so that Kate will get the repairs paid for - although this could mean increased premiums in future years.
It adds: "Once a customer has left the store we have no control over the handling of products that have been purchased, and the goods become the responsibility of the customer."
Unfortunately, this is true. Kate might have a chance of claiming that the company was negligent in not putting the metal clips on the can, but would only be able to claim up to £275 in this way. There's more information from Citizens Advice here.
But while it is possible to claim against a manufacturer when its product causes damage, this only applies if the item is actually faulty. In this case, the paint seems to have done its job of turning everything white rather well.
The cheapest cars to insure
Tin of B&Q paint 'explodes' inside £25,000 car
Price new: £5,995
Dacia has made a big impact in the UK with its line of affordable motors.
The Sandero is the foundation of the brand's offering and is famed for being the UK's cheapest car.
With a group two insurance classification it's also one of the cheapest cars to insure right now.
The entry level Access model is sparsely equipped, but it has a practical interior, big boot and low running costs.
Price new: £8,060
The Seat Mii is a small city car which Auto Express praises for its spacious interior, good build quality and supple ride.
All models are in insurance group one, bar the group two Sport version.
The Mii is available in three-door or five-door styles, but both measure just 3.5 metres, making it perfect for getting around town.
Price new: £8,090
The Skoda Citigo was crowned Auto Express Best City Car 2013.
The magazine praised its low running costs and practicality as well as its grown up driving experience.
Like its Mii stable mate the Citigo has group one insurance in all apart from its top specification model, making it one of the cheapest cars to insure.
Price new: £8,265
The third of the Volkswagen's group of three city cars to make the list is the Up!
Auto Express says the Up! was 'born to rule' city streets with its small dimensions and lightweight body.
There's three versions of this fun city car; Take Up! has a group one rating as does Move Up! while the higher spec High Up! gets a group two classification.
Price new: £8,345
The Hyundai i10 is another car which can get you a cheap insurance quote thanks to a group one insurance rating across all the 1.0-litre petrol models.
Auto Express says the new 2014 i10 offers big car features in a small package. And for £8,345 you also get Hyundai's five-year warranty and roadside assistance package.
Price new: £8,995
Vauxhall has managed to squeeze one of its full sized Corsas into insurance group two.
Auto Express says the 1.0-litre ecoFlex model has the lowest insurance costs of any mainstream supermini.
The eye-catching design, solid interior and big-car features make it an appealing buy for drivers.
Price new: £9,575
The Smart car caused a bit of a stir when it first appeared thanks to its dinky dimensions and bold two-seat layout, making it very useful for driving about town and absurdly easy to park.
The Smart ForTwo is the latest incarnation, which keeps to the same formula; it still has only two seats and is one of the smallest cars on the road measuring just 2.5 metres long,
The entry level 0.8- and 1.0-litre models qualify for group two insurance.
Price new: £11,810
The Peugeot Partner Tepee 1.6 VTi is the passenger version of the Partner van and according to Auto Express easily the most spacious new car that currently qualifies for a group two insurance rating.
It's got a boxy shape that provides plenty of room and has sliding doors which make it a very practical and flexible family car.
If you're after something smaller the Peugeot Bipper Tepee, which is the smallest of Peugeot's family of Tepee MPVs, also gets a group two insurance rating.