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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
Church of Scientology - ASHO + LA-ORG Building
About:
The stucco had intermittent crack repairs that contrasted surrounding surface textures, and shadow outlines remained from relocated signage and lighting. Keim Royalan Grob and Royalan silicate coating brought an overall cohesive appearance to the various textures and sheens.

Challenges:
Holes will remain after removing row of bronze lights. Surfaces behind the gold signage letters are rough. Textural shadows remain on the surface where earlier lettering was installed at the first story level. There are many visible cracks in the surface of what may be a thin Portland plaster over the precast concrete building shell.

Solutions:
Smooth out rough-textured surfaces and fill divots with Keim Universalputz Standard Render, treat new render surfaces with Keim Lime Remover, and apply a primer coat of Keim Royalan Grob diluted 10% with Royalan Silicate Dilution, followed with a top coat of Keim Royalan.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
New York Studio School
About:
The New York Landmarks Conservancy became involved with the School in 2009 when it received a $250,000 state matching grant for the exterior restoration. Work on the New York Studio School was completed at the end of 2014 by general contractor, Titan Restoration.

Challenges:
Use of control or expansion joints was not allowed given the historic nature of the facade's stucco. There was also water intrusion and pollution staining on much of the facade.

Solutions:
A mineral silicate finish was then added to weatherproof and decorate the patched stucco finish.

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AIA Accredited: Building Envelope Symposium
KEIM
Kemper System America, in conjunction with its partners, will be hosting a full day of AIA/RCI accredited educational program across the U.S. Each location will feature presentations, up to 6 credits and speakers with Building Envelope solution expertise. Each event is FREE with breakfast and lunch provided!

Learn about cutting-edge technology for modern and older building envelopes:
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  Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland
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  This Stunning Town Hall in Denmark Blends Effortlessly Into Its Surroundings
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  A Portland Couple Trades in a Farmhouse for Their Midcentury Dream Home
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Kamissa Mort and Elizabeth Edwards have decided their project would be selling their 1890s farmhouse in southeast Portland, Oregon, and finding land on which to build a new home in another part of the city. “We looked around our 1890 house and realized that we were decorating it like a modern home,” explains Mort.READ MORE


  Amos Rex'S Bulging Underground Galleries Create Playful Landscape in Helsinki Plaza
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JKMM Architects designed a series of domed subterranean galleries for the soon-to-open Amos Rex museum in Helsinki, which bubble up through the ground to create a playful outdoor landscape. The Helsinki-based practice renovated Lasipalatsi, a functionalist 1930s building in the Finnish capital, to provide a new home for the former Amos Anderson Art Museum, now called Amos Rex.READ MORE

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