Developed over many years, Keim Mineral Paints are water-borne, liquid silicate paints, providing a colour fast matt finish which is extremely durable. Due to its high chemical bond characteristics, Keim Mineral Paint will not flake, peel or blister. Further benefits offered by Keim Mineral Paints are that they are extremely permeable allowing any water contained in the substrate to migrate through the coating to the surface, evaporating into the air, all-the-while still offering a sustainable, attractive and protective finish. Keim Paints are often specified for historic and listed buildings as an alternative to Limewash.
Keim Mineral Paints invented potassium silicate coatings in 1878 and still continue to produce high quality silicate based paint coatings from water glass and natural inorganic pigments for mineral surfaces such as concrete, masonry paint, fibre cement boards, stucco, renders brick and even previously painted mineral substrates. Keim's silicate paints form a chemical reaction with the substrate which results in a permanent micro-porous and highly breathable bond that is high permeable yet resistant to water.
Keim Mineral paints are extremely resistant to the weather and will help in protecting buildings against acid rain, carbonation from vehicles as well as industry, degradation from UV light making them extremely colour fast. Keim's paints being produced from natural mineral components are not only environmentally friendly but are also formulated from 100% sustainable green products. Over the past 130 years Keim have developed coatings such as Sol-Silicate a liquid mineral paint for interior applications offering an unmatched quality, Keim Ecosil ME and active photo-catalytic paint that benefits from being tried and tested and proven self cleaning paint suitable for commercial buildings, care homes, schools and public buildings.
In certain areas where extreme temperatures are an issue Keim Granital or Keim Solderlit are formulated to cope without any compromise. If you have a forth coming project, from walls to facades for new or historic buildings and you are looking for a long term solution then please consult the technical consultants at Promain who will be more than happy to produce a NBS specification or discuss your requirements further. If you are an architect and you are still unsure of the benefits of the Keim range of coatings then we will be more than happy to arrange a CDP seminar for you.
KEIM paints are a mineral paint company with an excellent reputation for producing only the finest quality mineral-based paints. With over a century of providing long term protection to buildings, not only across Europe, but also across the globe, KEIM certainly have the right knowledge and backup required to accommodate and provide the right type of materials to protect your specific building. Some of the main properties of KEIM's mineral-based paints are high levels of breathability. This would allow moisture vapor to pass through the walls of the building, but will also prevent the ingress of wind-driven rain through that substrate due to its molecular structure and the way that it bonds and adheres itself to the substrate.
Some of the other features that their paint, in general, offer, is they are non-combustible and also provide a high level of light reflectivity, which again are excellent attributes to help with the spread of flame of any building, internally and externally, and also with the longevity and the long-term appearance of that building, combined with UV stability. All of these combined generally are for excellent long-term performance protection. Some of the other benefits they offer is, their coatings are VOC free, ensuring that it meets 21st century standards.
A brief breakdown of the types of products that they have would be KEIM Granital, which is used with many accompanying materials such as KEIM Grob. They also have their eco seal range of products. The newest introduction to their product range are the KEIM Soldalit-ME for external use, far more user friendly than their traditional and conventional coatings, and also their KEIM Optil for interior use. Both of them are for excellent longevity, really nice finish, to provide a highly decorative appearance to your building. Available in inspirational colours including the Keim poLyChro range.To read our full Keim paint review listings, view each individual product above.