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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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Clarks America,
1265 Main St
Spalling concrete, corroded steel and large surface air pockets were present, the owners and architects wanted the building to look new.

Pre-cast panel manufactures were challenged by providing a uniform consistent finish of the deep colors chosen by the designers.

After the KEIM rep providing several mock-ups a color of Concretal Lasur pigmented stain was chosen for the pre-cast concrete elements.

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Corbin Building
Location:New York, NY
Challenges: The terra cotta was cleaned chemically — but still showed salts residues. The KEIM program included the requirement of salts remediation. Matching original color of terra-cotta was very important for the historic restoration.
Solutions: Salts remediation requirement. Calibrating the color and the appearance of the terra-cotta to meet historic appearance. Multiple color samples were required prior to approval.

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KEIM brightens concrete on National Veterans Memorial and Museum
The striking timeline photos of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum project in Columbus, Ohio, shows a cast concrete exterior. This outside concrete is being stained with KEIM Concretal Pigmented Mineral Stain to brighten it and add a transparent white color without hiding the concrete's integral texture.


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