WHAT MAKES MINERAL PAINT PERFECT FOR MASONRY?
MINERAL COLORS LAST FOR DECADES
The incredibly long-lived nature of Keim’smineral paints is from only using inorganic mineral pigments combined with potassium silicate (water glass) binder—the glue that holds paint together. Both are inert and are not affected by weathering or U.V. exposure, even for decades. No matter how harsh the exposure.
MINERAL PAINTS PERMANENTLY CONNECT
TO BRICK AND MASONRY
Mineral paints penetrate and form a permanent connection with brick, masonry and concrete surfaces. This chemical fusion and the U.V. stability of both binder and pigments is the fundamental reason for extraordinary high lifetimes of mineral silicate paints.
“Gasthaus Weißer Adler” in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland was one of the first to be painted with Keim mineral paint in 1891. It has endured and never been repainted. Wikipedia, 2020
LEGENDARY DURABILITY NO MATTER
HOW HARSH THE CLIMATE
Harsh weather is no match for Mineral Paint as the mineral finish is both water repellent and resists extreme weather and U.V. Neither mineral binder or pigment are affected by weathering. Proven by third-party testing using ASTM standards for accelerated weathering, Keim mineral paints pass with absolutely no change after 2016 hours.
EXTENDED DURABILITY MEANS
EXTREMELY LOW MAINTENANCE
Your home will look clean and bright for decades, requiring virtually no maintenance to keep the fresh appearance. Mineral paints are naturally hydrophobic and shed water naturally, much like concrete or stone, so the stay cleaner. Every rainfall literally removes dirt and dust. And because mineral paints are inert and do not develop static charge, dirt is not attracted to your home’s surface.And the high (alkaline) pH of mineral paint means the surface is hygienic and will not support the growth of mold spores, mildew or algae.
KEIM IN THE USA SINCE 1905.
The first known paint project in the US is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Jupiter Island, Florida. Records indicate the brick lighthouse was first painted with a Keim mineral paint in 1905 to improve visibility and protect the historic brick from the harsh coastal climate. The enduring red color is a standard Keim red. It was repainted in the 1960’s and again in 2019 to provide protection for another 30—50 years. Doesn’t your home deserve a legendary paint finish?