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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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Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
Some areas had been previously painted while others were original bare brick and concrete. Water intrusion and bio growth were problems. Repainting the cathedral is a challenge and a long-lasting paint solution was desired.

Soldalit Exterior Sol Silicate Finish was chosen for its ability to chemically bond to both mineral and previously painted surfaces. The nano-particle technology penetrates existing coatings to allow for superior bonding and creates a uniform appearance across painted and non-painted surfaces all while delivering the superior life of a silicate finish.

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Landmark Inn
The Texas Historical Commission awarded the contract for this project to J.C. Stoddard Construction. The contractors have removed most of the plaster from the Vance Hotel, which revealed a thick limestone wall held together by soft mortar joints. The soft, old mortar in the joints between the stones has been chipped out and replaced. A new layer of plaster was applied over the mortar and the limestone. After it dried, the plaster was coated with a special mineral protective coating to provide years of durability.

The goal was to provide a durable, highly permeable coating to protect the restored stucco from the weather and eliminate fade. Also, maintaining the natural moisture balance of the building envelope was crucial.

The KEIM Royalan system was chosen as the coating for the exterior of the property. This was the product utilized due to its weather protection and vapor permeability. The KEIM Royalan Grob was used as a first coat in order to fill hairline cracking in the new stucco.

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KEIM Coats Exterior Facade of Garment District Loft Building
Another finished project in the books for KEIM! This 11-story loft building in the Garment District of New York dates back to 1912 and has approximately 53,250 square feet of space. It was recently purchased by Luxottica U.S. Holding Corp and was remodeled to house their U.S. operations. The exterior facade was in need of a refresh, so the owner chose KEIM for its durability and compatibility with the historic building envelope. Exterior stucco had significant cracking and KEIM suggested the use of Contact Plus Coarse Texture to fill in hairline cracks and impart a more uniform overall texture. The building then received coats of Granital Exterior Mineral Silicate Paint and highlights of blue Restauro Lasur for vivid details.


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