How to Produce Paint in Nigeria

In this post, we will discuss how to produce paint in Nigeria. This post is intended to serve as guide for your do it yourself paint production


Nigeria has a large population of people. These people build new buildings and erect new structures everyday. They also renovate them daily. Then, they need to make them look beautiful and attractive.

To do this, they will need one important commodity which is called paint. Paint is demanded by people who build houses everyday. This has given rise to the need to produce Paint everyday. Some people produce paints while some people produce them.

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How to Produce Paint in Nigeria
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Interestingly, some people earn a living by producing and selling paints to people that need them. They  make the product and supply it to building contractors, structural engineers, home makers, government, departments, agencies and organizations.

Hence, there is constant demand and supply of paints which  makes it a lucrative business. Paint is an important product  required for pain ring and beautifying homes, offices and other structures.

There are three categories of paints in Nigeria. They are satin, text-coat, and emulsion. The satin paint is also called nylon paint. You can choose any one of the three paints to beautify your house.

If you want to know more about how to produce paint in Nigeria, read this post further.

Profitability of Producing Paint in Nigeria

Paint production business is a profitable one in Nigeria. You can make millions of naira from it monthly.

In Nigeria, structures and buildings are constructed daily in all parts of Nigeria. This has necessitated the production of a product to beautify buildings and structures.

Consequently,  Paint has to be produced everyday. This will ensure that one will not run out of business. You will make profits everyday by selling paints to customers.

For example, a litre bucket of paint goes for #25,000. If you produce 100 litres of paint daily, you will make #125,000 as profit everyday. In a month, you will make #3,750,000. This shows that producing paint in Nigeria is profitable.

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Amount of Money Needed for the Investment

Every business needs some certain amount of money to be invested into it. The paint production enterprise us not an exception. The amount of money to be invested depends on the scale of production. The scale of production could be small scale or large scale.

Small Scale of Producing Paint

To produce paint on a small scale, you need between #50,000 and #200,000. You don’t need any expensive equipment.  You only need some buckets and your hands to mix the raw materials.

Medium Scale of Producing Paint

You need a small factory, mixing tank, sand mill, paint filter machine to produce paint. You will also need  a truck to delivery paints to your customers. You can hire 5 people to mix the paint and deliver it to the customers. You need between #2,000,000and #10,000,000 to start a medium scale paint business.

Large Scale of Producing Paint

To produce paints on a large scale, you need heavy equipment and a plot of land to build the paint producing factory. The heavy equipment required include  a sand mill, roller mill. The cost implication to produce paint commercially will not be less than #15,000,000.

Tools/Materials/Ingredients Needed and Where to Find Them

The ingredients used for producing paints are chemicals. They can be procured where  paint making chemicals are  sold in markets. Water  is also required to mix the chemicals. Water is a free gift of nature. It is found everywhere.

The chemical ingredients for producing paints are calcium carbonate, colourite/colouring, P.V.A, formalin, ammonia, hydrosol, marble dust,geniple, K14, Bama Cork, nitrosol, acrytext.

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Step-by-Step Process of Production

A. Emulsion Paint

  1. Pour calcium carbonate into a bucket. Preferably, 20 litre bucket.
  2. Pour 10 litres of water on the calcium carbonate in the bucket.
  3. Mix the ingredients together .
  4. Add your desired colour to the mixture.
  5. Add 1kg of P.V.A to the mixture.
  6. Stir the mixture very well.
  7. Add nitrosol powder to water and mix thoroughly.
  8. Dilute nitrosol solution before adding to the mixture above.
  9. Add 10cl of formalin to the mixture.
  10. Add 10cl of ammonia and 10cl of hydrosol to the mixture.
  11. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure thorough mixing.
  12. Add acrytext bit to the mixture until you get the desired thickness.
  13. Stir the mixture to mix thoroughly.
  14. You have produced emulsion paint.

B. Textcoat Paint

  1. Pour10 litres of water into bucket.
  2. Add 1 bag of calcium carbonate to water.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the desired colour to the mixture.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. After mixing, add marble dust to the mixture.
  7. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Add P.V.A to the mixture.
  9. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Add Nitrosol to the mixture.
  11. Mix thoroughly.
  12. Ad 10cl of formalin to the mixture.
  13. Add 10cl of ammonia to the mixture.
  14. Add 10cl of hydrosol to the mixture.
  15. Stir to mix thoroughly.
  16. Add acrytext gradually to the mixture to get the desired thickness.
  17. Stir to mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  18. You have produced the textcoat paint.

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Packaging Strategies

The paints are produced in the required volumes and poured into buckets and drums. The containers are sealed off with the appropriate covers.

They are package using attractive and colourful product labels and stickers having information about the manufacturing and expiry dates, SON number, volume of paint in the container, ingredients used for making the paints, manufacturer’s physical address, e-mail and phone number. Information about the producer’s depots is also provided on the packaging label.

Marketing Strategies

  1. You can sell produced paints to wholesalers around you.
  2. You can sell produced paints to retailers around you.
  3. You can sell through paint depots and retail outlets..You can market paints  on media stations.
  4. You can market paints on social media.
  5. You can market by using marketers and sales representatives.
  6. You can also export the paints out of the country.


Paint production enterprise is very profitable. You can get 100% returns on investment with little start up capital. It is a simple business to establish and grow in because the raw materials required are easily sourced from the market.

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People build houses and erect structures everyday. Consequently, they need paint to beautify their houses and structures. Therefore, this ensures that as a paint producer, you still remain in business and make profits.



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