List of Top Paint companies in Kenya. Basco Paints has emerged as an innovation powerhouse having pioneered the production of eco-friendly emulsion paints, antibacterial paints and the lead-free range of paints.
The antibacterial paint, also being produced by Crown Paints Ltd., reduces the risk of cross-contamination, infections and illness by preventing the buildup of bacteria and mould which pose a myriad of health risks.
The paint is best suited for infection prone places such as health institutions and humid surfaces such as toilets, bathrooms and kitchens.
The next frontier for the Kenyan industry could most likely be mosquito repellent paint which has already been launched in South Africa. The paint repels malaria causing mosquitoes from walls and ceilings coated with the solution for up to three years.
Paint is any pigmented liquid, liquefiable, or solid mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects.
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (called the “matrix” or “support”). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.
In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action (the final work is called “a painting”). The support for paintings includes such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, pottery, leaf, copper and concrete, and the painting may incorporate multiple other materials, including sand, clay, paper, plaster, gold leaf, and even whole objects.
List of Top Paint companies in Kenya
1. Crown Paints
Crown Paints, also known as Crown Berger was formed in 1958. It is the market leader in the Kenya paint industry with an annual turnover of about Sh6.2 billion and is the only paint company listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Crown controls an estimated 65 per cent of the Kenyan market. The company is well established with showrooms and depots in Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru. It has also ventured into Uganda and Tanzania while plans are in place for South Sudan and Ethiopia. Its Ugandan brand, Regal Paints, is currently ranked second in the country.
Basco Paints, a family run entity founded in 1976, is the manufacturer of the Duracoat brand of paints. It has the largest factory in the region capable of producing up to 5,000,000 litres of paint in a single production shift and is the second largest company in the country in terms of market share.
Basco Paints holds the prestigious Superbrand East Africa status and offers over 7,000 hues to choose from, the broadest range across the region. Its products are widely distributed in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda South Sudan and the DRC. The company also trains, examines and certifies painters as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Royal paints is a leading paint company that is Kenyan owned and is committed to manufacturing the best quality paints and wallpapers for its customers. This company has been in the market for the past four years over which it has increasingly wooed the market.
The paints are environmentally friendly and developed using the highest technology there is thereby promising to deliver only the best to its customers.
Moreover, it is very easy to acquire paint for your dream house from royal paints. All that you need to do is visit the Royal Paints website, fil in a form, get advice and then select the best paint for you.
You can reach out to Royal paints through the following ways
Kansai Plascon joined the ranks of Kenya’s top paint companies when it acquired Sadolin Paints in 2017. Founded in 1918, Kansai Paint is the leading paint company in Japan and a top 10 global paint company. With 51 operations globally, Kansai Paint employs more than 10000 employees worldwide.
Kansai Paint has world class Research and Development facilities in Japan, India and South Africa, enhancing its decorative brand leadership by continuously driving innovation in the marketplace.
Galaxy paints like Crown Paints are among the oldest paint companies to be established in Kenya. This company ranks among the top 10 paint companies in Kenya today in terms of its popularity and turnover.
Recently, Galaxy paints acquired Rubio Monocot, a company leading with wood coatings and stain removers. As a result of this, Galaxy paints has diversified its service offering to its customers.
Solai Paints Ltd. is a wholly Kenyan owned paint manufacturing and distributing company started back in 1990. The company mainly focuses on the development and manufacture of finishing products such as paints, vanishes, and thinners among others. Apart from Nairobi where the company headquarters are located, the company has expanded its operations to other major towns across the country as well as three East African Countries.
Novel Paints specializes only in decorative paints. It makes it to the list of paint companies in Kenya as it has been here since 2001.
Address: Off Dar es Salaam Road, Nairobi
Phone: 0708 114 276
8. Nasib Industrial Products
Nasib Industrial Products Ltd is the manufacturer of Glory brand of paints. Established in 1992, the company has over the years become a significant player in the local paint industry through production and supply of surface coatings for the competitive market. Its range of products include automotive and decorative paints, thinners, primers, wood finishes and adhesives among others.
Sadolin Paints East Africa started in 1959 as a subsidiary of Sadolin and Holmblad of Denmark. However, in the 1980s Sadolin Paints (E.A.) Ltd.’s new owners signed a new long term trademark and technical agreement with Sadolin Denmark’s new parent company Akzo Nobel which gives the local company access to international technology in the sector. Sadolin Paints East Africa specializes in the industrial and automotive segments of the paint industry.
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