It does not pay to build on the cheap – but it does pay to invest intelligently.
Applying a new facade paint can be expensive and time-consuming. The right craftsmen need to be found, scaffolding has to be erected, the surroundings can become damaged. Let alone all the dirt caused in the process and the way the tarpaulin obscures the windows. And naturally it also costs a lot of money to apply a new coating to the facade.
This is where mineral pays off: a coating with KEIM facade paints lasts for decades and is therefore more economically efficient in the long run than a conventional coating. Particularly in the building sector, the bottom line often shows quality to be the better, less expensive solution. Silicate paints preserve the functionality and appearance of facades in the long term so that they are more cost-efficient than they might seem. What counts are the "inner values" of a paint, in other words, the composition of binder, pigments, fillers and additives. KEIM paints have a mineral basis. Potassium silicate as the binder forms a chemical bond with substrates such as stone, render and concrete. The resulting coating is extremely durable and far more resistant than the purely superficial adhesion of conventional emulsion paints.
Those who think economically have their eyes on the future. Only time will tell what something really costs. The longer the intended period of use, the more important this aspect becomes.
The time span for a building is not measured in years but in decades or even generations, so that economic efficiency increases with the durability of the investment. It is a simple calculation that also includes the facade paint: longer renovation cycles make fewer demands on maintenance provisions and also relieve the pressure on the nerves of those involved.
Choosing the right exterior paint is a key factor. It is here in particular that mineral paints offer real savings, because they generate only minimum maintenance costs, whilst preserving both functionality and appearance. A beautiful facade also enhances the value preservation of a building. Colour shades from the KEIM range are timeless. They blend harmoniously with their surroundings and remain brilliant, modern and UV-stable decades later. Even if good facade paints cost a little more, the materials themselves actually only account for a small portion of the total costs of decoration compared to the labour involved. They make a major contribution to the long-term quality of a building. Another positive side-effect is that the environment benefits from longer renovation intervals and the use of paints based on natural raw materials.