WHO WE ARE

Adolf Wilhelm Keim established our company in 1878 with the invention of silicate paint technology. Today, the company is the world’s leading specialist in mineral paint protection and decoration, thanks to to its sustainable solutions.

KEIM offers the most durable, pure mineral-based paints and system solutions for external facades and interior spaces and our brand focus is “We make the best paint in the world". 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INVENTION OF SILICATE PAINTS

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Adolf Wilhelm Keim

THE ‘WHY’ AND ‘HOW’ MINERAL PAINTS WERE INVENTED....

King Ludwig I of Bavaria was deeply impressed by the murals he saw in Northern Italy. While the lime coatings held for a long time in the Italian climate, they were quickly degraded in the harsher conditions of Northern Europe. He called upon Bavarian scientists to develop a paint that was of similar appearance to lime but also had much greater durability.

The best solution turned out to be the mineral based paints invented by Adolf Wilhelm Keim, which securely adhered to the surface. Throughout his life A. W. Keim was committed to the purity and durability of paints, and he received a number patents in this area. From the classic mineral paint invented by A.W. Keim, KEIM as a company has been able to expand it’s position as the world's leading mineral paint specialist and be at the forefront of development to both improve the properties of the paint itself as well as increase its spectrum of substrates and colours.

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