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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
Fort Hill Tower
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

About: The Fort Hill Water Tower stands on the site of a revolutionary war fort, which played an instrumental part in forcing the March 17th 1775 evacuation of the British forces occupying Boston. The tower was constructed of red clay brick in 1869 and includes an inner spiral stairway leading to the high lookout windows and a steel cylinder water tank rising nearly to the inner roof.

Challenges: Heavily peeling facade, mortar joints failing, brick is in good condition, roof leaking, inside walls uncoated.

Solutions: Strip off all old paint, re-point mortar joints and paint with a vapor permeable mineral silicate paint.

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Abstract to realism — Mineral art for a residential tower
KEIM
The once drab façade of this 18-story high-rise in Feldbergstraße, Langen Germany attracted attention for all the wrong reasons. Then work on a spectacular and colorful repaint began, and in seven weeks gray concrete gave way to an abstract and naturalistic mural with blue skies, white clouds, deceptively real trees and an illusionist petting zoo. The artist responsible for this amazing transformation is mural artist Ulrich Allgaier. READ MORE

INDUSTRY NEWS


  Kelly-Moore announces 2018 color pick
Durability+Design
Kelly-Moore Paints recently announced the result of its Color of the Year 2018 designer survey, a color that the company says works well in any season. The 2018 pick, Bahia Grass, is a subtle shade of green that the company calls “the epitome of a modern neutral, clearly tinted yet delicately balanced.”READ MORE


  Long-term remodeling outlook foresees strong growth
By Michael J. Berens
Coming on the heels of third-quarter indicators that showed sustained high levels of activity in the remodeling industry for the remainder of the year, recent longer-term projections forecast even higher levels of growth in the coming year and beyond. Analysts foresee a perfect storm of a continued shortage of available housing for sale combined with rising home values and eventual increases in mortgage rates putting pressure on current owners to remain in their homes.READ MORE


  The most dangerous color for staging homes to sell
The Decorologist
It’s the time of the year when everyone seems to be talking about the “Color of the Year,” including me. But just because a paint company puts out a new one (no less than 10 different companies do it each and every year now) doesn’t mean that THAT is the color you should repaint your walls or use in your decor if you are trying to sell your home. Color for staging is pretty important, so let’s not make a mistake that should be avoided.READ MORE


  Should you paint your brick house?

Do you feel as though your traditional brick home needs an exterior refresh? You’re not alone. Painting your exterior brick can give your home’s look an overhaul, but there are important factors to consider when making such a drastic change to your abode. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of this option, and what to keep in mind when tackling this project on your own.READ MORE


  Real estate stagers can and should offer design services
By Fred Berns
The most financially successful interior design professionals are often the most diversified. One lucrative stream of revenue available to real estate stagers is offering interior design services. Problem is, too many stagers avoid that opportunity because they feel they lack the proper credentials. True, stagers without design certification can't call themselves "interior designers." But most certainly can promote themselves as "interior design professionals."READ MORE


  'Awe' of P.E.I. National Park inspires paint color
CBC.ca
P.E.I. National Park now has its own paint color — a green-blue titled "awe" — as part of a series of paint colours by Home Hardware meant to evoke the colors of Canada's national parks.READ MORE


  In landmark ruling, court orders paint companies to pay to clean lead paint out of California homes
Los Angeles Times
In a ruling that could set a precedent for lawsuits over the effects of climate change, a panel of appeals judges on Tuesday found three paint manufacturers responsible for the health hazards of lead paint in California homes and upheld an order that they pay to abate the dangers.READ MORE


  These 80s interior design trends are coming back in a big way
Cheat Sheet
When you think 80s interior design you think big, bold prints and loud colors. Well, whether you like it or not, a lot of those loud design choices are coming back in a big way. Read on to find out which of your favorite 80s design trends are back in style.READ MORE

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