140 YEARS OF PROVEN PERFORMANCE
MINERAL PAINTS DELIVER LEGENDARY DURABILITY AND HAVE LASTED FOR CENTURIES
Think of it, now you can paint your home’s brick or masonry exterior and then forget about maintenance for decades. You’ll enjoy your home’s beautiful new paint and take pride in its fresh and beautiful appearance.
Some of Keim’s original painted buildings in the Swiss Alps date back to 1881, and still appear stunning today. Below is the Rathaus, or city hall, in Schwyz, Switzerland. Originally painted in 1881, it has been fortified twice in its history with clear mineral silicate to rebind the luscious colored pigments—it has never been repainted! That is almost 140 years of continual performance even in the harsh Alpine environment.
The image above is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, first painted with Keim mineral paints in 1905. The signature red color has remained bright and radiant and has only been repainted twice in its storied past.
Trust your home’s exterior masonry to Keim and leave the rest to history.
KEIM. THE ORIGINAL.
Adolph W. Keim was fascinated by the chemistry of mineral pigments and binding agents and how to make a paint that looks like lime but is as indestructible as stone.
Eventually, the inventor succeeded in developing a binding agent made of liquid potassium silicate: this was the groundbreaking invention of the silicification principle—forming a permanent chemical bond between paint and masonry. In 1878 he received the imperial patent for his mineral paints, setting new standards in terms of durability, color intensity and light reflection. Thanks to the right combination of liquid potassium silicate and inorganic color pigments, A. W. Keim laid the cornerstone for a very special company history.
LEVERAGING TRADITION WITH INNOVATION
Out of deep conviction and bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, KEIM continues to develop and produce exclusively mineral products and systems to the present day. Mineral paints by KEIM are featured in prominent architecture of the 20th and 21st century. They have inspired generations of renowned architects, craftsmen and artists, and are used wherever demanding performance, unique aesthetics and sustainable building materials are preferred
REINVENTING THE MODERN PAINT MANUFACTURER
KEIM‘s mineral paints prove their value in every corner of the world. They are produced and engineered in Diedorf, Germany. Dedication to quality products and efficient and precise production processes have helped propel KEIM into the world leader for silicate paints. Furthermore we are obsessed with processes with minimal impact on our planet. Today 100% of the water used in our plants is reused and in 2020 we have become energy independent at both of our manufacturing sites by utilizing renewable energy. Finally, short supply chains for raw materials improve our carbon footprint while enhancing the sustainability of our paints and stains.
LOCALLY, EVERY BATCH IS HAND CRAFTED TO EXACTING STANDARDS
Our deep conviction to tradition and innovation generates a truly remarkable and consistent quality. In Charlotte, NC every batch of Keim mineral paint is thoughtfully blended by master crafts people producing not only mineral one-of-a-kind color, but an attention to detail that is not available in today’s modern chemical paint plants. Engineered in Germany and custom blended and delivered locally to ensure your paint is the highest possible quality—made with every advanced technology, but with a very personal touch.