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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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Silverton High School Gymnasium
Complete renovation of the gymnasium. Exterior Spanish Lace historic plaster was preserved and repaired as needed with similar material, repairs allowed to cure. A base coat of Granital Grob diluted with 20 percent Spezial Dilution followed with an undiluted top coat of Granital completed the finish. Granital Grob blended the stucco and plaster repairs for a homogenized appearance.

Portland and lime Spanish Lace stucco overlayed with up to 5 previous acrylic paint coats with a thin cementitious layer on top.

Repair the stucco, prep and paint.

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Homage to the Chicago School of Architecture Mural, LaSalle Towers
The high-rise was built in 1929 and was originally used as a hotel. It was renovated in the early 1980s and converted into an apartment complex. During the renovation, the exterior of the building was covered on three sides with trompe-l'oeil murals by Richard Haas.

Richard Haas

Products Used:
Granital Exterior Mineral Silicate Paint over masonry

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Brightening the appearance of aged and repaired concrete
Here is a stunning project and example of how KEIM Concretal Pigmented Mineral Stain can be used to brighten up and unify the appearance of aged and repaired concrete, without "painting" the surface with an opaque finish. Here, semi-transparent stain was used to help blend the surface into a more acceptable and uniform appearance, adding new beauty to the post-modernist architectural design of Edward Durell Stone originally built in the 1960s. READ MORE


  How to paint your fortress
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The Cité de Carcassonne, a centuries-old fortress in southern France, about an hour's drive from Toulouse, is a marvel of medieval architecture, boasting 53 towers, nearly two miles of outer walls, and — as of this spring — 15 precisely applied bands of bright yellow paint. Those bands constitute "Concentric, eccentric," an installation by the Swiss artist Felice Varini. READ MORE

  45 construction terms and concepts all architects should know
Arch Daily
For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident architect. Some things can't be taught in classrooms at all; instead, they're acquired through years of work on site and solving construction problems first-hand. Among the many things you learn on site are the terminologies used by construction workers that can sound like absolute nonsense to architects at first.READ MORE

  Paint the town: The business case behind murals on buildings
As public art on the side of commercial buildings gains popularity, it is presenting a winning solution for cities, landlords and residents alike by engaging the local community, dressing up what might be an otherwise boring wall and helping to advertise the properties themselves. READ MORE

  To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants
Popular Science
Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. To cope with goopy roadways, a cyclical spate of summertime deaths, and other dangerous side effects of extreme heat, cities are looking to a different kind of black top: your roof. READ MORE

  'Skyscraper' movie director wanted 'a tower based on real possibilities'
This summer's blockbuster movie "Skyscraper" centers around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith, who was consulted during its development. Drama in the action-adventure film — released July 13 in the U.S. – revolves around an imaginary 240-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong, called The Pearl, which catches on fire. READ MORE

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