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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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200 California Street
Built in 1988, this owners wanted to update the exterior colors to more closely reflect the surrounding buildings on California Street.

Update the 1980s sandstone tile facade without developing a "painted" look, but rather retain the natural appearance of stone. Color must not fade or peel from surfaces over time.

KEIM Design Pigmented Mineral Stain (Design Lasur) was applied in the desired transparency for an opaque finish over the red sandstone and semi-transparent over the white sandstone.
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Color Palette:
KEIM Avantgarde
Manhattan West's rising buildings get shiny glass sheathing
Curbed NY
Rising just a few blocks from Hudson Yards, this exposed concrete project required repair and beautification as a KEIM re-purpose project. It demanded a 'natural' finish that doesn't appear to be painted and instead showcases the concrete's natural beauty. The Concretal Pigmented Mienral Stain was the perfect KEIM product choice.


  New colors for 2017
Pantone, the global authority on color, named Greenery its color of the year. Greenery is described as "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew." Paint companies have also predicted what they think will be some of the most influential colors for interior house paint this year.

  Coatings scientist: Eye on innovation
Durability + Design
What I like about the coatings industry is that it is never boring. Each day promises something new to learn that I didn't know before. Even the ordinary work of mixing a lab batch to see what it will do as compared to the one before is exciting.

  What architects should know about building modeling in early design
The American Institute of Architects
What do architects need to know in regards to ensuring that our buildings perform as designed? This article will provide an introductory overview, touching on required benchmarking, gathering actual operating data for green building certification, etc.

  Employment options for older designers
By Lloyd Princeton
A former client wrote me recently to say he had hired two older employees some months ago and has never been happier. Their professionalism and experience has helped his firm to thrive. Regrettably, he is the exception rather than the rule.

  South Dakota State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Arlington, Delmont, Faulkton, Madison and St. Onge have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society. Funding for the program is from Deadwood gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state.

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