Mineral Paints for Brick

MINERAL PAINTS FOR BRICK

THE PERFECT PAINT FOR BRICK AND MASONRY

MINERAL PAINTS ARE BREATHABLE, EXTREMELY DURABLE AND COLOR-FAST

Have you heard that you should not paint brick? Ever wanted to paint your brick exterior only to be told that painting brick only causes maintenance problems? Imagine if you could paint the exterior of your brick home without worry. Experts have typically not recommended painting brick because trapped water and moisture can cause damage. But, there is an easy solution. Use a breathable, mineral paint that does NOT seal the brick allowing the moisture to release, then you’ll never see peeling or bubbling paint. Keim has created Mineral Paints, specially formulated for brick and masonry. As brick and mortar are made from minerals, so to is Keim—creating a natural affinity and bond. Mineral paints and stains penetrate into brick and mortar and form permanent chemical bonds, but never “seals” the surface. The mineral layer is microporous and allows moisture from within the wall to freely escape into the environment while it keeps wind-driven rain out of your walls.

And mineral paints are the most durable paints around, providing a weather proof barrier to wind and rain, is completely U.V. stable and will never fade or lose color brilliance. Lifespans are measured in decades, not years!

The natural mineral beauty of Soldalit All Surface Sol-Silicate Mineral Paint in classic Mineral White. Note how the mineral paint does not alter the texture or finish of the brick.

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) Bare aged or new brick in good condition (never been painted) Bare aged brick that is sanding and porous Bare aged brick that is sanding and porous

Moderate

Painted (opaque)

Granital in two coats

Coastal or Harsh

Painted (opaque)

Soldalit in two coats

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)

Optil Interior Sol-Silicate 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.

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 PAINTS FUSE TO BRICK— THEY WILL NEVER PEEL

The unique and permanent chemical bonds developed when mineral paints penetrate and fuse with brick are among the strongest in nature. Ordinary paints lay on the surface only and rely on a mechanical bond from sticky acrylics. Fusion guarantees that mineral paints will never lose adhesion, no matter how harsh the environment. And the mineral finishes become insoluble mineral compounds that are part of the brick surface—so they are completely compatible. The unique mineral crystalline matrix formed at the surface provides a more natural appearance to your painted brick and never changes the “feel” of the brick surface. Finishes are so natural they even darken when wet, just like brick. You will never see an unnatural “sheen” or gloss and even on low-light days, your brick will “glow” with a mineral luminescent quality found in crystals and quartz.

Mineral Silicate Paints are ideal for historic brick and masonry where it is essential that the surface breathe and allow moisture vapor to escape without damaging the paint.

STUNNING NATURAL APPEARANCE Mineral paints provide a very unique appearance, far more natural than ordinary latex house paints. The mineral 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.

Interior brick and masonry can be equally beautiful when painted with Optil 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.

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