Paints for people and architecture
You have the vision, we have the matching paint!
Mineral paints since 1878
Mineral paints by KEIM accompany the history of architecture in the 20th and 21st century. They have inspired architects, craftsmen and artists for decades.
Whether public construction projects, cultural edifices, listed buildings, hotels, schools or single-family houses: our paints stand for lasting values and first-rate quality. We have the right product for every substrate. Paints by KEIM fulfil demands in terms of aesthetic aspects, health issues and equally also building physics. The potassium silicate binder allows light rays to hit the colour pigment directly, resulting in an amazing depth and brilliance. The colour shades shine straight out of the velvety matt surface with absolute colour shade stability. And so KEIM facades remain unchanged for decades.
"I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think."
"Good planning should be courageous. It is easy to make people happy by giving them what they expect. But it is much better to show them how an unexpected approach can make their lives better in some respects."
Which project can we help you with?
Our consultants take time for your individual projects and work with you to find technically and aesthetically ideal solutions. Numerous firms of architects all over the world rely on paints by KEIM. References from renowned firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV or Foster + Partners speak for themselves.
Concrete meets colour
Everything concrete tends to be grey or grey, how about some colour? Protecting concrete on the one hand and implementing architectural goals on the other are not mutually exclusive with KEIM paints. KEIM gives concrete effective protection while preserving its mineral character. Our KEIM Concretal-Lasur offers mineral-matt protection and pure concrete aesthetics. Whether you keep the natural concrete appearance or opt for a completely coloured look, there's simply no limit to your ideas. For particularly extravagant buildings, we recommend KEIM Concretal-Black – the deepest black for concrete, in five stylish shades!
Sustainable building with wood
Building with wood has a long tradition and is currently experiencing a real renaissance in modern architecture. Wood is a renewable resource that is durable and robust. It has good insulating properties, thus contributing to a positive energy footprint. We placed KEIM Lignosil on the market in 2013 as the first silicate coating for the organic substrate wood. The drawback of conventional coatings for wood lies in their restricted service life of only approx. three to seven years. Renovation work is strenuous and costly. We have succeeded in transferring the principle of silicate paint to wood – with reliable, long-lasting protection from weathering, UV light and moisture. The labour and material costs of any subsequent renovation are far lower. There are no limits to the imagination when designing wood surfaces with KEIM Lignosil-Color. Use our KEIM Lignosil-Verano colourwash for naturally beautiful, silver-grey wood facades. We recommend KEIM Lignosil-Inco for interiors.
Cradle to Cradle – KEIM as a role model for healthy, circular products
With the Cradle to Cradle Certified® certificates in silver for 65 products in the product groups exterior paints, interior paints, wood and concrete systems, KEIM takes the lead in construction industry. This accounts for more than 80 % of KEIM’s paint sales. All products have also been awarded the C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at the Gold level. Gold certification from the independent Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in San Francisco is only awarded to products that do not contain any substances from the list of banned chemical substances and that pose no risk to health or the environment.
Architects, processors and contractors can thus choose from a comprehensive range of Cradle to Cradle certified paint systems to design buildings in new construction and renovation with demonstrably circular, healthy and durable coatings. Once again, we are demonstrating our pioneering role in sustainability.
NEW KEIM Inspiration Centre
We are delighted to announce the opening of our Inspiration Centre within the iconic Business Design Centre in London. We will be using the space to inspire future projects by hosting regular events, presentations, and one on one consultations in a relaxed environment which is conveniently situated an easy five minute walk from Angel tube station.
Project examples adorn the walls, along with sample boards and colour cards which demonstrate the effects that can be created using mineral paints, from colourwashes for concrete, through to metallics for more elegant projects, to more traditional interior and exterior paints.
The Inspiration Centre will be open every Wednesday, and by appointment Monday to Friday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your consultation.
Colours for now.
Colours for tomorrow.
Colours for ever.