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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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230 W. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
This new construction in Savannah's historic district needed to meet the needs of developers but also be sensitive to its historic location.

Scale, appearance and finish of the facade had to be sympathetic with local historic landmark structures while delivering modern amenities.

The architect chose KEIM Universalputz Historic Mix Stucco for the street facing facade and Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish for its natural mineral matte appearance that compliments the historic mix stucco perfectly.

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Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location:Savannah, GA
Challenges: Sides and rear of the building had been painted with a silicone acrylic finish in the 1990s and was badly chalking and providing the historic stucco very little protection against the coastal climate.
Solutions: Stripped and removed latex finish on the front as the latex was a non-permeable barrier to moisture vapor. Other surfaces were pressure washed to remove chalking surface of aged silicone acrylic finish.

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KEIM helps beautify Highway 20 in Montreal for city anniversary
As a $3.2 million birthday gift to Montreal from the National Bank and a slew of private donors, Highway 20's barrier in the Lachine area of Montreal got a paint makeover. The fresh coat of vibrant blue paint was none other than KEIM's Royalan Mineral Silicate Paint in Ultramarine Blue. This paint choice was ideal for the concrete barrier wall and will last for decades.


  Consumers conflicted about color
By Michael J. Berens
Deep down in their hearts, consumers prefer brightly or boldly colored spaces. But when it comes to decorating their homes, they tend to opt for neutral tones. Interestingly, though, when shopping for a home, prospective buyers gravitate toward those with color and shun those with a lot of pale spaces.

  Why climate change is personal for interior designers
By Susan Mulholland
As an interior designer, I have always believed what we put into our building influences our well-being. By choosing finishes, furniture and lighting that are sustainable, we are increasing our chances of having a better quality of life inside our buildings.

  Using color and design trends to your advantage
Builder Magazine
What does color mean to your home buyers and how can color affect their experience? When home buyers see move-in ready color, builders often see a bigger bottom line. Color is a powerful tool that can help buyers envision themselves in a space and create an emotional connection to the home — in turn, increasing value and helping drive business growth.

  Digital craftsmanship in stone design
The Construction Specifier
Modern technology has made its mark on stone design as well as fabrication. Today, project teams taking advantage of technology are experiencing increased freedom in control of the design concept, from development through to fabrication. Additionally, many improvements in quality control and greater accuracy of the stone's shaping, final fit and finish are possible.

  Yes, you can mix and match wood furniture
Architectural Digest
Matchy-matchy wood furniture sets had their moment. And it has blessedly passed. "Mixing wood tones makes a room more inviting and effortless, rather than calculated and expected," says Hannon Douglas designer Hannon Kirk Doody, "I would not shy away from putting together, for instance, a painted oak table and a Louis XVI walnut commode."

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