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OUR STORY
KEIM mineral paints — a Bavarian invention by the scientist Adolf Wilhelm Keim — are liquid silicate paints that becomes a part of the surface to which it is applied and binds the color pigment into it as well.

KEIM became the leading manufacturer of mineral paints providing only the highest quality, research-based paints with application characteristics prized by painters, and long lasting durability demanded by owners.
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PROJECTS
Courtyard Marriott Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
About:
The Hotel is centrally located in the one of the largest thoroughfares in Washington. The property is in a highly visible location for travelers in all directions, and as such, the appearance of the Hotel is all the more important. Hotel owners wanted a long lasting concrete finish that would look good for decades.

Challenges:
The majority of the structure is concrete; concrete that required repair and refinishing prior to applying a highly durable, breathable, lightfast coating.

Solutions:
Concrete repairs were installed, and the use of KEIM Concretal Fine Filler was utilized to create a even texture prior to painting.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Saint Matthews German Evangelical Lutheran Church
About:
With a rich history and designation in Charleston as a Category 1 building of historical prominance, a project was begun in 2012 to restore the interior and exterior of the sancturary, following the Secretary of Interiors guidelines for historic restoration.

Challenges:
Years of severe moisture intrusion and damage left the interior plaster surface badly damaged and the exterior masonry in very poor condition.

Solutions:
After significant testing to determine the physical properties of the existing historic stucco, brick and masonry, a recommendation was made to remove loose stucco and repair the surface with Universalputz Standard Render which very closely matched the composition and physical properties of the historic masonry and remaining, intact stucco.

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KEIM is Used in Two of 12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018
Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest lists 12 buildings that AD PRO surveys to not just be completed in 2018, but done so with a design that produces an identity to match the needs of its environment... and KEIM USA is involved in two of these fabulous projects. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio utilized our Concretal Lasur mineral stain in white on the veterans monument both inside and out, as well as our Silan 100 outside for water protection on horizontal surfaces. The Menil Drawing Institute utilized our Lignosil in various shades of white for the exterior.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


  You're going to see these color trends everywhere in 2018
Culture
Trends come and go, there's no doubt about it. And new color trends, in particular? Well, those seem to pop up often enough. After all, it's an easy way to totally transform your entire home, or even just a single room. But enough of that. It's time to get down to — what are bound to be — the most popular color trends of 2018.
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  The world's top architects on the most important projects of 2017
Architectural Digest
In 2014, when she became The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first curator of architecture and design, Beatrice Galilee had an inspiration: Why not invite more than a dozen architects and designers to speak at the museum on the same day — as a way of summing up a year's worth of architectural achievements.
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  Architects define leadership for a changing profession
AIA
What does it mean to lead? At AIA's Leadership Institute, architects received a crash course. While the term leadership seems straightforward, each leader defines it differently — and those definitions are often highly personal.
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  Three architecture projects that will build community and address inequality this year
Smithsonian
A decade after the global economic collapse, urban development is booming. This is good news for architects. Indeed, 2018 promises to be a favorable year for the profession: A spectacular array of sleek museums, posh hotels and some of the world's tallest towers are slated for completion.
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  PPG's Dulux announces 2018 color picks
Durability + Design
The company takes on the themes of "dark glamour" and "elegant retreat" with its two Colors of the Year picks for 2018: Black Elegance, a black infused with a dark brown, and Golden Goose, a metallic complement from the company's Effects Finishes Liquid Metal line.
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