On the Centre Park Road, a lengthy queue snaked around the corner of Pat McDonnell Paints with Leesiders eager to get their hands on supplies to tackle home renovations.
"The reaction to the reopening has been great. DIY definitely seems to be the lockdown past time of choice," Store Manager Aidan McDonnell told.
Despite the new found love for paint, Mr McDonnell says customers have been very compliant of all the additional health and safety measures put in places.
"Customers have been very respectful and are observing social distancing in the queue.
"Hygiene practices have been implemented to the nth degree and access is limited to the store, so we are encouraging people to phone or email ahead first and collect their orders in store.
"We also offer free delivery, which we continued while the store was closed.
"Online orders were hugely popular in the last few weeks, so much so that our website crashed a few times,” he said.