WHAT MAKES MINERAL PAINT PERFECT FOR MASONRY?
PENETRATES AND FUSES
Picture a paint that penetrates your brick surface to become a permanent part of the masonry wall. Never worry about maintenance or peeling paint, even on brick, stone and concrete fiber siding.
This fusion process is also called “petrification” where the paint literally turns to “stone”asit dries and cures. The chemical bonds that occur are permanent meaning mineral paints never lose adhesion, flake or peel off.
Keim’smineral silicate technology guarantees the longest lasting and most natural looking finishes for all types of masonry. Paint it and forget it for decades of superior protection and beauty. Keim is not only the inventor of mineral silicate paints, butis the world leader in performance and research to ensure your home’s protection for many decades.
In the photo you can see how the mineral silicate paint penetrates deeply into the masonry surface (this image is magnified 100 times). This is the area where permanent chemical bonds are formed.
At the surface, the mineral paint forms a micro-crystalline matrix that encapsulates mineral pigments for permanent color beauty and protection.
− Mineral paint penetrates brick and masonry–ordinary paints “lay” on the surface
− Chemically bonds (petrifies) to minerals within the masonry— bonds are permanent
− Never loses adhesion, peels or flakes off
− Forms natural matte flat appearance, does not create “painted” look
− Sheeting action diverts water from surface and repels moisture to protect your home
− High alkaline pH deters growth of mold, fungus and algae
THE PRINCIPLE OF SILICIFICATION
The ingenious principle of silicification: Keim mineral paints do not only form a layer on the surface, they penetrate and chemically fuse to form a permanent bond within masonry combined with a crystalline matrix and lightfast pigment at the surface.