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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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Church of Scientology ASHO + LA-ORG Building
The decorative panels and fluted columns are painted with an acrylic polymer paint that shows variegation in the color from fading and weathering. Holes will remain after removing row of bronze lights. Surfaces behind the gold signage letters are rough.

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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513 King Street, Charleston, SC
In the 1920s, the building housed Atlantic Bank, during which time much of the building's grandeur was established, including the addition of cornices, pediments, high ceilings, crown moldings, glazed brick and coffered ceilings. During the recent restoration, many of these original elements have been brought back to life.

North stucco facade was badly cracked and in need of repair.

Failed stucco was removed and replaced and existing stucco was patched to eliminate water intrusion.

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The 2018 Mega Demo — May 17 & 18

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