Mineral Paints for Brick

MINERAL PAINTS FOR BRICK

THE PERFECT PAINT FOR BRICK AND MASONRY

THE PERFECT PAINT FOR BRICK

Mineral paints penetrate and fuse with masonry for permanent bonds

that will never peel

Have you been told that you should never paint a brick building? Traditional “wisdom” applies to paints that

are made with latex or acrylic, even though they may be called “masonry” paints. Based on thermo plastic

resin, these paints bond only at the surface of the brick and mortar, forming a thick finish that is mechanically

bonded. This thick acrylic layer can protect brick from wind-driven rain and weather, but often fails prematurely

due to moisture from inside brick escaping to the outside. We have all witnessed blisters and peeling paint

when the paint finish does not naturally “breathe”.

Keim mineral paints bond in a fundamentally different method. Mineral silicate paints penetrate brick and

mortar and form permanent chemical bonds, becoming part of the masonry surface, not merely lying on top.

At the surface, a crystalline matrix is formed with mineral oxide pigments to provide an extremely vapor

permeable finish. Millions of hydrophobic pores make up the painted surface and keep out wind-driven rain

and the elements. At the same time, the vapor permeable surface allows pent-up moisture vapor from inside

the building envelope to freely escape outdoors — without harming the mineral paint.

And, Keim paints have a proven track-record of maintenance free performance that is measured in decades,

not years. All this from the company that invented mineral silicate paint in 1878. So you know, you can trust

Keim to last and last. We guarantee it!

NY Public School #197, Brooklyn, NY

Keim Soldalit Sol Silicate Exterior Paint

This beautiful shade of red is guaranteed not to fade for 20 years!

PAINTING BRICK IS EASY MINERAL PAINTS HAVE A UNIQUE AFFINITY FOR BRICK AND ARE MADE FROM MOSTLY THE SAME INDREDIENTS

CONDITION OF SURFACE

CLIMATE

FINISH APPEARANCE

RECOMMENDED PAINT

Bare aged or new brick in good condition (never been painted)

Moderate

Painted (opaque)

Granital in two coats

Bare aged or new brick in good condition (never been painted)

Coastal or Harsh

Painted (opaque)

Soldalit in two coats

Bare aged brick that is sanding and porous Bare aged brick that is sanding and porous

Moderate

Painted (opaque)

Pretreat: Keim Fixative Granital in two coats Pretreat: Keim Fixative Soldalit in two coats

Coastal or Harsh

Painted (opaque)

Previously painted brick*

All climates

Painted (opaque)

Soldalit in two coats

Bare aged or new brick in good condition (never been painted)

All climates****

Lime wash (chalky appearance)

Romanit in two coats***

Bare aged or new brick or previously painted brick*

Indoors

Painted (opaque)

Innostar Interior Mineral Paint in two coats

*Acrylic or latex paints that are clean, dry, sound and in good condition. All loose paint must be removed. ***Romanit Natural Lime Wash can be applied as a solid color finish, distressed or diluted to a color wash. ****Romanit is a soft finish that naturally weathers and ages to deliver a unique, old world appearance. It is not as durable as mineral finishes and will require more frequent maintenance.

MINERAL PAINT OPTIONS CHOOSE THE RIGHT FINISH FOR THE PERFECT LOOK

SOLDALIT ® All Surface Sol-Silicate Paint Our very best permanent mineral finish for brick and masonry both bare (not previously painted) and painted brick surfaces. Mineral paints penetrate the brick and form permanent chemical bonds delivering lasting adhesion with no chance of peeling. Ideal for all climates this finish will deliver up to 4 times the lifespan of ordinary paint in 2 coats and is an extremely low maintenance finish. Self- priming, so no primer is ever needed. It provides a beautiful and natural mineral matte finish in any color that never fades and allows your brick walls to “breathe” naturally. GRANITAL ® Mineral Silicate Paint Our economical mineral finish for brick and masonry is ideal for bare (not previously painted) brick surfaces. Suited for moderate climates this finish will deliver up to 3 times the lifespan of ordinary paint in 2 coats. Requires use of Contact Plus Bonding Primer when brick is previously painted. Natural mineral matte appearance and full range of mineral colors is available delivering a very low maintenance and breathable finish. ROMANIT ® Natural Lime Paint + Wash Our authentic lime paint and wash provides a classic Old-world, chalky appearance that develops a beautiful patina as it weathers. Lime paints are prized for their unique character and depth of color. As it ages, Romanit will develop a “mottled” multi -toned color reminiscent of ancient Italian villas. It is made from aged Dolomite lime, the highest quality available. While it “calcifies” to the surface, it is considered “reversible” and can be removed in the future or distressed to allow more of the brick to show through. It is easy to apply as a full painted finish, or thinned for a washed appearance.

MINERAL PAINT IS GUARANTEED NOT TO FADE Knowing that mineral silicate paint will never peel or lose adhesion gives you peace-of-mind, but what about your favorite color? U.V. degrades both the acrylic binders in latex and acrylic masonry paints, as well as the tints used to create color. Reading the ingredients list you will see additives that serve to “screen” U.V., much like sun-block screens your skin from damaging sun. These additives to acrylic paint are not permanent and can be destroyed by sunlight in just a few years. How can mineral paints offer a 20 year fade- proof guarantee? Using only naturally occurring mineral oxide pigments assures that Keim colors just do not change, no matter how harsh the exposure. Both the mineral silicate binder and mineral pigments are “inert”, like stone or concrete, and are not degraded by U.V. No additives are necessary to protect Keim paints from the effects of sun. No matter the climate, Keim colors deliver decades of stunning color. And the crystalline matrix surface radiates light in a unique way, lending Keim paints a brighter and more beautiful appearance. Colors are more lustrous and life like and your building will appear to “glow” even in the lower light of cloudy days.

Barnhart Building, Front Royal, VA

Front Royal Brewing Co. and Down Home Comfort Bakery

Architect: Reader & Swartz Architects

Soldalit Sol Silicate Exterior Paint

STUNNING NATURAL APPEARANCE Mineral paints provide a unique appearance, far more natural than acrylic masonry paints. The crystalline matrix surface radiates light in all directions and the perfect mineral matte appearance mimics the look and feel of natural brick and masonry. Colors appear more vivid and true and respond to light for a “lively” finish that is beyond compare. And just like the natural brick finish, mineral paints darken when wet, then return to their original color as the surface dries.

Interior brick and masonry can be equally beautiful when painted with Innostar Interior Sol-Silicate Mineral Paint as seen here in 9008 Black. And applying a penetrating mineral paint controls the natural “dusting” process of masonry on interiors.

KEIM Mineral Coatings of America, Inc. 3935 Perimeter West #100, Charlotte, NC 28214 704.588.4811 / 866.906.5346 www.keim.com / info@keim.com / orders@keim.com

KEIM. COLORS FOREVER.

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