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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
Pier 53 Fire House
About:
KEIM was suggested to Architect as a product that might custom match to the desired custom color and would provide the desired high weathering performance. We met on site and the decision was made to coat the base walls of the building as well as the curb walls. Silan 100 was included in the Specification, which required cleaning of new concrete CMU, Silan 100, Concretal-W Grob, and Concretal-W Top Coat.

Challenges:
Location near water and weathering exposure

Solutions:
Due to the proximity to the water, we included Silan 100. On the lower curb walls, Silan 100 was installed on both sides of the low walls that were coated with KEIM.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Archbishops House, Port of Spain, Trinidad
About:
The Archbishop's House, at 27 Maraval Road, is the official residence of the Archbiship of Port of Spain. It was built in 1903 by Patrick Vincent Flood, the Fifth Archbishop of Port of Spain. The building, designed by an Irish architect in an Indian Empire architectural style, had a chapel and sacristy on the first floor. Construction was completed in 1904 by George Brown of the Trinidad Trading Company. It is listed as a heritage site and protected under the National Trust Act.

Challenges:
Previous paints were cracked, peeling and badly faded from the harsh sun and weather. In some areas, paint finishes were blistering from high level of moisture vapor coming from the historic stucco facade.

Solutions:
Old paint surfaces were cleaned and all failing and loose paint was mechanically removed to a sound surface. Contact Plus Textured Primer was used to create a uniform textured appearance and was finished with Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish. It is designed specifically for the harsh tropical climate of Trinidad.

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KEIM's Microcrystalline Silicate Coating Provides Decades of Non-Fade Color and Protection
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KEIM was selected as the most compatible coating to both protect the structures from moisture and provide a decorative finish respectful of the historic architecture, especially for the period of significance. The result was a natural mineral finish that not only draws the eye across the beautiful architecture, the beauty is expected to last beyond the next three decades in this dry climate. READ MORE

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