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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, Atlanta, GA
Cathedral of the Annunciation with new paint and color scheme, 2014

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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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Historic Structure, bearing existing paint, surrounded by 52 acre public botanical gardens This project is a turn of the century, original structure for the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens; stucco that has been rehabilitated in some parts, and the entire structure received a coating of an acrylic type paint in 1970’s. Some repainting was done in various parts over the years.

Testing the existing paint to assure compatibility; matching to desired color

It was necessary with Brooklyn Botanic Garden to assure that the existing paint, which was generally in good shape, was compatible with KEIM. Some minor repairs were done with Universal Putz.

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KEIM Mineral Coatings Decorates and Protects Marina One in Singapore

KEIM Concretal-Lasur (also called mineral stain), which is a sol-silicate based, thin layer coating for concrete emphazies the natural character of the concrete and at the same time provides additional weathering protection, was used to protect the concrete parts of Marina One, on the large columns and walls inside the building as we as on all visible concrete surfaces in the inner courtyard. READ MORE


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