Types of Paints in Kenya Now | Current Updates

Ever since the invention of paint, many homes, schools, firms, factories, hospitals and even vehicles have had a different look. They have become even more magnificent as compared to the past. Personally, you would not like your home to look disgusting. It must be your dream to have a good looking home that makes your status respected.

Different Types of Paints in Kenya

There are different types of paints in Kenya. The decorative paint for instance has been divided into six types as follows;

1. Emulsion water based

This type of paint is commonly used in ceilings and walls. The paint however comes with a variety of finishes such as silk, matt, eggshell and gloss among others. The paint is very decorative and durable since it is waterproof. Here are some of it’s advantages and disadvantages.


  • Easy to apply.
  • They are less toxic.
  • They are waterproof.
  • The paints can be painted on any surface.


  • Expensive as compared to other paints such as oil based.
  • They dry slowly.

2. Floor Paints

Floor paints can make your house good looking. The paint is very durable and can last up to a period of even more than 30 years. The paint is very affordable and can be found in the nearest paint shop.


  • They are long lasting
  • Easy to maintain
  • Water resistant
  • Cost effective
  • The paint is safe and visible

The disadvantage of floor paints is the fact that they absorbs stains.

3. Roof Paints

Did you know that you can buy plain sheets and later on paint them and make them look attractive? Well, if you didn’t know now you know. Roof Paints however comes in different colours. This means that you can paint your roof with the most attractive colour of your choice. The paint is however very affordable more so if you have a fixed budget.


  • Protects roofs against leaks
  • Extends roof life
  • Prevents roofs from rusting

The only disadvantage is that it can loose thickness as a result of weather changes.

4. Wood Finishes

Wood finishing is a process of protecting a wooden surface. Under decorative paint, wood finishes is among them. A lot of people prefer wood finishes since it is very affordable and economical. Wood finishes is however categorized into three that is; reactive, evaporative and coalescing.

5. Oil Based Paints

This type of paint contains synthetic oil in it. In most cases, this type of paint is widely preferred. The main reason for it’s preference is because it is very cheap and affordable. The paint however has some drawbacks. For instance this type of paint is very difficult to apply as compared to other paints. You can change the look of your home with oil based paints.

6. Textured Finishes Special Effects

This is a crown manufactured paint that provides an extraordinary look. Mostly the paint is very much preferred in dry walls. The Paint is very heavy and contains heavy consistency which consists of sand grain and gypsum. The materials clearly show how strong and durable this paint is.

In summary, those are the types of crown paints in Kenya. They come in a wide range of variety to suit users preference.

Paints prices in Kenya will vary depending on the quality and type among other factors. Some other shops will sell highly and others will in a wholesale price. The prices however begin from as low as Ksh.200 onwards.


I believe by now you have a very clear clue about paints. That is from types to prices. Let me also believe that this review was helpful and of great importance to you. The time to make a change to your home is now.

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