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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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Berkshire School - Berkshire Hall
Renovation of exterior Portland stucco facade with KEIM UniversalPutz Render System with KEIM Silan 100 silica gel water repellency protected with KEIM Granital silicate paint.

Difficult weather climate with high moisture, humidity and freeze/thaw. Over time, the original Portand plaster developed cracks allowing moisture into the facade.

Power wash entire surface and repair delaminations with KEIM UniversalPutz Standard Render. Place KEIM UniversalPutz Standard Render with KEIM Glass Fiber Mesh embedded by trowel over entire facade, and more.

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Gallery: National Veterans Museum and Monument
Check out the latest construction photos of the National Veterans Museum and Monument in Columbus, Ohio. KEIM Concretal Lasur Pigmented Mineral Stain for concrete is being used on both interior and exterior raw cast concrete to impart a lighter and whiter appearance, without changing the texture or "patina" of the raw concrete. Isn't it gorgeous? We can't wait to see the exterior staining take place now that the weather is better! READ MORE


  Signs point to improving business conditions for designers
By Michael J. Berens
After several months of declining growth, the interior design industry showed signs of regaining momentum in the latter part of the first quarter. Both residential and commercial sectors have experienced increased activity in recent months. The upward trend has boosted designers’ expectations that demand will continue to grow in the months ahead. That optimism is reflected as well in the findings of the just-released 2018 U.S. Houzz State of the Industry report.READ MORE

  The simplest way to incorporate biophilic design in schools
Architecture & Design
Biophilic design, which seeks to reconnect people with nature in an increasingly urbanised world, has grown in popularity in recent years—and for good reason. It promises significant benefits for building occupants. “Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve cognitive function and creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing,” design consultancy firm Terrapin Bright Green notes in its paper, 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design.READ MORE

  Luxury building in NYC has a facade that counters air pollution
A new 25-story luxury condo in SoHo would make a mark on the neighborhood in any case, but the high-rise development at 570 Broome is also in the news for its promise of a positive impact on the environment. That’s thanks to Pureti, a water-based spray-on solution applied to the building’s exterior.READ MORE

  Trends in design and home furnishings
The New York Times
Recycling textiles is a thrifty endeavor that is older than rag rugs. In April, visitors to the International Furniture Fair in Milan saw shining new examples in Waste No More, an exhibition in the murky vaults of the city’s central train station. Stretched across panels were vivid patchwork fabrics concocted from unsold or worn bits of Eileen Fisher garments.READ MORE

  Seating and signage prototypes designed for public spaces debut at Times Square
Times Square has always been a roiling sea of humanity, though thanks to its recent pedestrianization, it’s also become a far safer (and tolerable) public space. Now its caretaker — the Times Square Alliance — wants to use the famous plaza as a testing ground for public seating prototypes. The initiative, Times Square Design Lab, is debuting today as part of NYCxDesign‘s official kick-off.READ MORE

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