best paint companies in Kenya

7 Best Paint Companies in Kenya

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There are many factors to consider when choosing which paint brand will satisfy your needs including availability, customer service, price, catalogue and more. You don’t want to start your project and when you go back for another bucket of paint only to find out that your manufacture changed or stopped production.

As it is hard to list due to different customer needs, we will instead list best paint companies in kenya according to year of establishment and try to give out the most important information on them to help you choose your brand.

Lets jump in


number 1 crown paints plc

Established in 1958, crown paints has grown to a company with an annual turnover of KSH. 9 billion in 2020, producing 3 million liters of paint per month and is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and has regional operations in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.


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Crown Paints is the most innovative paint Company in Kenya, providing tailor made solutions to the construction and retail segments of the market with innovative products, services and world class after sales support. Crown paints has the most extensive dealer network in Kenya in both semi-urban and rural areas including depots and crown décor world showrooms countrywide. If you want variety then crown paints got your back, they produce paints for all your needs.

Their website wins with an amazing easy to use user interface with an e-shop too.


kansai plascon paint

Operating in Kenya since 1959, Kansai Plascon Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Japan based Kansai Paints Co, the leading paint company in Japan and a top 10 global paint company with 51 operations globally. It acquired the famous Sadolin brand back in 2017, which boosted its operations in Kenya and East Africa.

Sadolin paints kenya

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.



Established in 1967, Galaxy Paints is among the oldest paint companies in Kenya. Galaxy paints acquired Rubio Monocot, a company leading with wood coatings and stain removers while also partnering with Marmoram from South Africa for customized wall coating systems, which in Kenya is operating under their sister company Molecular Kenya Limited, As a result, diversifying its service offering to its customers. It also ranks as one of the best paint manufacturing companies in Kenya.


Galaxy Paints and Coatings Ltd has distribution depots in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret, along with a countrywide distribution network, allowing us to reach all our customer bases: Nairobi, Central, Western Kenya, Coastal, Eastern, Northeastern, Rift Valley and Nyanza regions.


Basco Paints Dura coat

Established in 1976, Basco Paints is the manufacturer of the signature Dura coat brand of paints. You probably have heard of Peter Marangi somewhere, well that’s Basco paints. It has a large factory capable of producing up to 5 million liters of paint in a single production shift.


Basco offers over 7000 hues to choose from. Its products are also available in Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and DRC.

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7 best paint companies in kenya


glory paints

Established in 1992, Nasib Industrial Products Ltd is the manufacturer of Glory brand of paints. The company has over the years become a significant player in the local paint industry through production and supply of decorative paints, industrial paints, wood finishes and automotive paints for the competitive market.

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Established in 1997, United Paints Ltd has since grown to be one of the most respected paint brands in kenya. Having started as a hardware business, United Paints has continuously and innovatively transformed its products offering to meet the ever changing customer preferences. They offer over 10,000 colour shades for your interior and exterior finishing.

It is really the spring of beauty.

united paints

United Paints recently achieved a topscorebrands status of the most affordable quality Paint in Kenya at the Top Score Brand Awards 2021/2022


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Founded in 2016, Royal Paints is a homegrown Kenyan entity, which brings together experts with vast experience in the decorative and architectural coatings industry. We are a company committed to manufacturing, marketing and distributing paint and coatings, which deliver the best in product performance to suit your every need.

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By using technologically advanced manufacturing processes and formulations, Royal products, are designed to meet industrial performance demands, while posing no threat to the environment nor the people living in it. Whatever surface you are coating, Royal paints products and technical experts will be able to help ensure your success.
In addition, through their website you are able to get advice on the best paint for you by just filling a form.

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