When talking about paint, most people will think about putting some colour on your walls. Yet modern paint manufacturers have gone a step further by offering paint with texture, which literally adds an extra dimension to a decorating a home.
In Rwanda, however, most producers still stick to the traditional paint. Not so leading manufacturer Crown Paints Rwanda, which used last month’s Property Expo in Kigali’s Conference and Exhibition Village to put its high quality Crown Textured Paint in the spotlight.
Shrinal Patel, an interior designer at Crown Paints, said there is need to create awareness for textures because of its numerous advantages.
Crown Textured Paints have granular, sand-textured finishes, protect exterior surfaces against the elements, are durable and long-lasting, fill hairline cracks and disguise minor surface defects or repaired areas, and can be applied directly to cement surfaces.
The company showcased exterior and interior wall painting products during the expo that include the ‘Ruff n Tuff’ exterior paint that can also be used inside to creating different attractive patterns.
A building or home with leakages can be a nightmare to live with. Unfortunately, the awareness about the importance of waterproofing is still very low in Rwanda, even among architects and engineers.
Crown Paints Rwanda is on a mission to change this with Dr. Fixit waterproofing solutions, which are the life of a building or a home right from the start of construction to when repairs are required.
Areas that should be waterproofed are the foundation, bathrooms, external walls, water tanks, structure and roof.
Visit a Crown Paints distributor today to learn how Dr. Fixit can help protect your home.
About Crown Paints
Established in 1958, Crown has grown to a company with an annual turnover of 6.2 Billion Kenya Shillings. Having established in the Kenyan home market with depots and showrooms in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru, the company’s focus has shifted to the rest of East Africa. This includes a factory in Uganda, branded Regal Paints, which is currently the number two paint brand in Uganda. Depots have been opened in Tanzania (Dar Esalaam, Arusha and Mwanza) and plans are in place for Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Since last year, Crown Paints also has a manufacturing plant in Rwanda.
Apart from decorative paints, Crown Paints also has automotive paints in its portfolio under world and regional leading brands via PPG Nexa Autocolour and Plascon South Africa. The Crown Automotive division also manufactures under the brand Duco.
To bring rapid technology improvements, Crown Paints has struck international brand partnerships for product lines which provide solutions such as Flooring, Flowcrete UK. In the future, oil and gas will be the key to a dramatic envisaged development; to this end, Crown has a supply agreement with the world’s number two paint supplier for specialist oil, gas and marine coatings, Hempel.
Kenya will remain the hub for the region with a second factory in Western Kenya. Quality will remain the key, and innovation the forward drive. Crown’s heritage and quality has been the key to the company’s consistent performance and growth, supported by its 450 loyal employees, partners and dealers.
Read this article and more in issue n° 73 of Hope Magazine.