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Alkyd resins are essential raw materials used in the surface coatings and paints industry. In any case, in Nigeria today, alkyd resins are still to a great extent imported partly due to the non-accessibility of a portion of the traditional seed oils that are utilized for alkyd production. The decision of oil is one of the essential contemplations in alkyd resin production. This paper considers the possibilities of using non-traditional seed oil of oilbean from our locally-accessible tropical plants of oilbean, compares it with breadfruit and the most broadly used soybean seed oil for alkyd resin preparation. The physico-chemical and mechanical properties of the alkyd resins synthesized by alcoholysis process gave better results when compared with some conventional alkyd resins. The utilization of oilbean and breadfruit seed oils for alkyd resin synthesis established new process that uses locally accessible crude materials for alkyd production both for modern, structural, industrial and architectural coatings and hence improves the Nigerian economy.