Paint is any pigmented liquid matter, liquefiable, or solid mastic composition in which, after been cautiously applied to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film, according to Wikipedia. Primarily, paints are used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects. Paint can be made or purchased in many colors—and in many different types, such as watercolor or synthetic
Paints in Nigeria are available in three major categories with each category having its common brands. The Top Category of paints in Nigeria features top-quality brands including Berger, Dulux, Meyer and IPWA. While Dulux is considered the leader in this paint category, the duo of Meyer & IPWA comes next while Berger occupies the second position.
The second paint category, popularly known as the Medium Category, also features market dominants including Eagle, President and Portland. Of these three popular paint brands in the Medium Category, Eagle seemingly boasts the best quality.
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The third paint category features brands with basic quality and none of these paint brands seems more dominant than the other. Paints in this category include Precious, Prestige, Value and Fine Coat.
In terms of the functions they perform, paints generally come in various classes. This is why it is essential to consider the primary purpose of painting before finally choosing from the paint varieties on the market.
While some paints only serve aesthetic purposes, others do more by adding a protective feel to the objects they are used on. Likewise, some paints are best suited for industrial use while specific others work best on furniture.
- Wood adhesives
- Synthetic/enamel paints
- Emulsion paints
- Fire retardant and fire intumescent paints
- Anti-corrosion paints
- Structural paints
- Paints for special effects
- Anti-bacterial paints
- Epoxy paints (for industrial use)
Choice of Paint
Your choice of paint is primarily influenced by what you need paint for and as such, it wouldn’t be reasonable to opt for an expensive paint category whereas you only need paint for a minor purpose. Ultimately, you should understand that the Prices of Paints in Nigeria is greatly influenced by the choice or brand of paint desired.
Provided that you need paint for ostentatious buildings in one of Lagos’ expensive areas or you want the very best for your personal property, you might have to consider the imported variants of Berger or Dulux.
In the instance that you’re a building developer helping your client to make a choice of paint, endeavour to buy quality products. Doing this can guarantee reasonable durability for the paintwork of your client’s property.
But for somebody intending to paint a property that will be up for sale, it’s advisable to consider the location of the property and the quality of the property in terms of finish and structure. Constructively, you can combine paint categories for the different segments of a commercial property.
While top-quality paint is recommended for the exterior parts of the property, medium or basic paint should suffice for the interiors. Considering that the exterior parts of the commercial building will be more susceptible to damage, it is very safe to use top-quality paint for them.
There is different kind of paint for a different type of users such as the Acrylic paints for artists, watercolor paints, Emulsion and Acrylic paints for road markings, buildings and industrial.
However,all paints are produced and manufactured by different companies both locally and internationally. Are you interested to know the different types of paint companies in Nigeria? In this article, I will focus on the top 5 paint producing companies in Nigeria.
- Dulux paint
Dulux paint is a top production company of paint in Nigeria and is well known for its high-quality and decorative paint production.
Dulux paint was founded in 2015, it produces over 120 colors scheming with high speed and precision for both wholesalers and retailers, it also has branches in over ten major Nigerian cities.
There are also good at color consultancy services in case you are interested.
- Berger Paints Nigeria
Next in position is the Berger paint, the company was established in 1760 by a German color chemist, but in 1959 it begins its operation in Nigeria.
It is also known for its high-quality production of pain. The company operates in 6 different segments
- Architectural furnishes
- Industrial coatings
- marine and protection coatings
- automotive and vehicle refinishes
- Wood finishing and preserves
The headquarter of Berger paint is located in Lagos but operate in 25 depots across Nigeria.
- International Paint West Africa (IPWA)
Another company that produces quality paint in Nigeria is the International Paints West Africa otherwise known as the IPWA.
It is a certified company by the Nigerian industrial standards and also by the standard organization of Nigeria.
They focus on the following product:
- building and industrial paints
- marine and protective coatings
- wood finishes and refinishes
- Packaging coating and other allied products
It has a production plant in Port Harcourt and Lagos state it has outlets in other major Nigerian cities.
- Meyer Paint
Like Dulux, Berger, and IPWA, Meyer is a reputable company that has consistently produced the finest quality of paint in Nigeria since its incorporation in 1960.
Formerly known as DN Meyer PLC, its name was later changed in 2016 after the stakes of its partner company were acquired by another conglomerate.
They focus on the following product:
- Architectural paints
- wood paints
- auto refinishes
- Industrial and marine paints
- Roof coats
- Road lining paints
- Tube coatings
- HP coatings and Adhesives
Meyer operates its corporate offices in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt and runs outlets in virtually every Nigerian state capital.
- Portland Paints Nigeria
Is also a contender in the paint industry in Nigeria? It started off as a small division of WAPCO a cement producing company but is now a subsidiary of UAC Nigeria.
They focus on:
- automotive and distributive paints
- marine and protective coatings
Their flagship brands are Sandtex and Crown paints. They have outlets in the North, south, east and western regions of Nigeria.
5. Trumpcoat Paint
It is also an indigenous paint company that produces basic quality architectural and decorative paints. They offer both interior and exterior painting services for commercial and residential projects. Their head office is in Lagos
7. Premium Paints PLC
Premium paint manufactures and distributes decorative paints, auto refinishes, wood finishes, industrial coating, and protective coatings. Its headquarters is in Ogun state.
Premium distributes all over Nigeria and Africa and maintains a good portfolio in the industry.
8. Prestige Paints Nigeria Limited
Incorporated in 1999, the company produces good quality building paints, automobile paints, marine coating, industrial paints, wood stain, and finishes. They also maintain an efficient distribution system.
Incorporated in 1995, Chemstar manufactures good quality paints and allied products. Their productions include fine coat acrylic paints as their flagship brand, wood finishes, and auto refinishes. They also have a nationwide distribution network.
We’ve listed the best 5 paint companies in Nigeria, you can make your choices and go ahead to order on Konga or Jumia.