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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
University of North Carolina Greensboro Soccer Stadium
About:
UNCG Soccer Stadium is a 3,540-capacity stadium located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The stadium is home to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans men's and women's soccer teams. It has also hosted the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship on several occasions. The stadium opened for soccer in 1991.

Challenges:
Moisture migration and penetration was causing water to leak into mechanical, bathroom and concession areas beneath the seating surfaces, and causing rapid degradation of the concrete surface and underlying support. Pollution, dirt, mold and mildew growth had streaked the concrete areas leaving them unsightly.

Solutions:
Thoroughly clean concrete surfaces, patch and repair as required. Cleaned concrete was treated with Silan 100 Water Repellent to ensure no future moisture migration problems.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Miami Freedom Tower
Location:Miami, Florida
About: Originally completed in 1925 for The Miami News newspaper business, it is an example of Mediterranean Revival style standing at 255 feet next to the ocean. Once used to process Cuban refugees, it was sold to private ownership and donated to Miami Dade College for use as a cultural and educational center.

Solutions: Remove loose stucco, clean surfaces, apply KEIM Universalputz Render with KEIM Glass Fiber Mesh reinforcement embedded between the Universalputz Render (stucco) layers for a stucco finish that will not crack or delaminate over the life of the brick substrate.

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Artist Uses KEIM products to paint Armitage Ghost Mural in Chicago
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The project is part of an initiative called "50 x 50: Art in the Neighborhoods" sponsored by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The initiative involves DCASE working in conjunction with the Aldermen of each of the 50 wards of the city to sponsor new public artworks in every ward. This mural was jointly funded by DCASE and the office of Alderman Mary Ann Smith of the 43rd Ward.

The location is outdoors at the Armitage Avenue Station of the Chicago Transit Authority (the elevated train, or "El"). It is located in the Armitage-Halsted Landmark District, which is a historic district in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The district is the first commercial district in the city to receive landmark status, and it is known for its historic architecture, much of which dates back to the late 19th century (specifically from about 1870 to 1890, when the area was the commercial center of the north side of the city).

The mural was commissioned to celebrate the district's unique architecture and its identity as a commercial district and to create an artistic link between the neighborhood's past and present.

The mural is painted on a previously unpainted concrete block wall. The wall was built when the elevated train tracks next to the building had to be widened about a decade ago. The building had to be narrowed by about a third to make room for the new tracks. The old stone building is otherwise quite beautiful. The concrete-block wall facing the tracks, however, was unsightly and a lot of neighborhood leaders have wanted a mural there for quite some time now.

Keim products used to paint this mural are Soldalit All Surface Sol-Silicate Finish as the base coat to create a mineral “canvas” and Design Pigmented Sol-Silicate Fluid Artist Paint for the mural. It is finished with PSS 20 Anti-graffiti finish for protection. All products are extremely breathable and will ensure the legacy of this mural for decades to come.

Thank you to Steve Carrelli for his artistic license in using Keim paints and for Henry Frerk Sons of Chicago for their continued distribution support.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


  Luxury spending is on the rise
By Michael J. Berens
Encouraged by improving economic conditions at home and abroad, wealthy Americans have increased their spending on luxury items. Sales of luxury homes and goods, as well as expenditures for luxury experiences — such as vacations, cruises, spas and resorts — have risen in recent months.
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  2018's hot interior paint colors from major brands
Consumer Reports
Ask five experts to forecast the hottest interior paint color for 2018, and you'll get five different answers: A dreamy blue, an adventurous blue, a vivid red, and—surprisingly—two shades of black. Color experts keep an eye out for trends, traveling around the country and abroad, and taking cues from the arts, fashion, pop culture, and the automotive industry, among other areas.
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November 16
New York, New York

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