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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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CREC Discovery Academy
The building underwent extensive remediation and deconstruction to ready it for additions and renovations. The 1960s area brick facade was in good condition with minimal spalling and hair-line cracks, but its appearance and yellow color did not fit the modern building scheme.

Products to be used for the renovation were required to be long-lasting, durable and sustainable and offer long-term economy.

Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish was chosen for its weather resistant durability and long-term and economic life cycle, the fact that it will never blister or peel from the surface and that the color will not fade, even on southern and western exposures.

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Hearst Magazine Building
Location:New York, NY
Challenges: After demolition of the interior of the historic base, the entire perimeter facades were supported with major steel armature during the two year period of construction of the high rise glass envelope that rises above the historic six story base.
Solutions: A whole range of KEIM products were used, including Silex OH 100 for consolidation and also some PSS 20 at the lower section of building.

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KEIM's pure mineral colors bring Fair-Haired Dumbbell to artistic life
A new office building in downtown Portland, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell Building at the Burnside Bridgehead, received a colorful and expressive exterior paint job. Local artist Dan Cohen is painting the building with KEIM's pure mineral colors — the only paint that could be so vibrant. It will last for decades without fading!


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