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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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Commonwealth Building Mural: Urban Ripples
Murals are an inexpensive, engaging process that adds to the energy of neighborhoods that are still developing their character.

Bill Savarese

Products Used:
Granital Exterior Mineral Silicate Finish, Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish, Spezial Dilution/Thinner, Granital Exterior Coarse Texture Base, Lime Remover

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Arlington House — Mansion Exterior
Extensive mock-ups and studies were done by KEIM, and a detailed presentation was provided to the National Park Service. After approvals, the building was completely stripped and cleaned. Repairs as necessary were done. KEIM Universal Render was applied as a skimmed layer and for repairs, and KEIM Royalan was the coating of choice for the faux treatments for facades as well as the large exterior columns.

Certain elevations had substantial settlement-type cracking and moisture problems. The rear of the building required special attention due to settlement cracking and moisture issues.

Stucco was repaired with Universalputz Render, and a renewal layer of Universalputz Render was installed, with Ashlar jointing struck in the public facades.

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KEIM finish used for massive exterior rehab in New York City area
Another excellent KEIM project in the New York City area, and this one is a "monster" in size. 711 Seagirt is an apartment building built in 1974 and is 25 stories tall and houses 917 apartments. Located in Far Rockaway, New York, the exterior is being refurbished with KEIM Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish because of its coastal location and desire for a pure "white" finish. READ MORE


  The real architecture that inspired the superheroes home in 'Incredibles 2'
Architectural Digest
Fans of the Disney and Pixar box office hit "The Incredibles" — which grossed $633 million — will know that the superhero family's home was destroyed at the end of the 2004 film. However, in the much anticipated sequel, the crime-fighting brood finds themselves moving into a new home — a stunning 3,800-square-foot glass, wood and stone midcentury masterpiece. READ MORE

  From historic to cutting edge: Revitalizing iconic buildings
National Geographic
The world's iconic buildings achieve celebrated status because their architecture stands the test of time. But what lies beneath those enduring facades? Design and engineering evolve quickly, and many urban buildings predate concepts like sustainability, climate change and even recycling, resulting in waste and inefficiency. Enter the retrofit.READ MORE

  Dirty money, shiny architecture
Architect Magazine
Have you ever wondered how the median home value in San Francisco is $1.34 million, while someone who makes minimum wage can afford a market-rate one-bedroom apartment in only 12 of 3,007 U.S. counties? The reason, in large part, is that the rich these days have so much money that they don’t know what to do with it. But the effect of the top-heavy wealth distribution on housing prices and availability is unconscionable.READ MORE

  Color trend forecast 2019: Bold bursts of color
The Adelaide Review
Forecasting color trends is somewhat unpredictable as fashion and interior design trends are moving faster than ever but expect to see bright and intense colors. Interior design trends are heavily influenced by prevalent fashion trends. From color to texture to the richness created by the layering of materials, the decision process behind selecting a material or color palette for a design concept is an intentional play of how the final product will work as a resolved and enlightening space.READ MORE

  Construction adds 25,000 jobs in May
Associated Builders and Contractors
The U.S. construction industry added 25,000 net new jobs in May, according to Associated Builders and Contractors' analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This follows a 21,000 net job gain in April (revised upward from 17,000). The industry has gained 286,000 jobs on a year-over-year basis, the largest such increase since April 2016.READ MORE

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