KEIM Twinstar – the exterior paint system that ‘buys you time’ and therefore saves you cost
What makes our new, masonry paint KEIM Twinstar so special? What benefit does it offer to decorators, contractors, or homeowners? How easy is it to apply? We answer these and other questions in this article;
In brief, Twinstar will ‘buy you time!’ Time to move on to the next project more quickly, time to move back into the newly painted building quicker than using other paint systems.
Twinstar is the first 2in1 coating designed for exterior masonry surfaces. It is not a one coat paint, but a two in one application, by that we mean you can (and should) apply the paint ‘wet on wet.’ Simply mix and apply the paint undiluted, straight from the bucket to ‘saturate’ the surface, then apply more of the same paint working into the existing wet paint layer.
No drying time needed between steps, and no waiting! It’s two coats in one work step.
Keeping with the ‘buying you time’ concept, KEIM Twinstar is the first exterior system in the world where two coats can be applied in a single operation. There is no need for drying time between applying the first and second coat.
How ingenious….! It saves painting companies, decorators, and contractors a complete work step; a huge time advantage. No need to wait or return to site once the first coat has dried. No need to wait longer than necessary for scaffolding to be dismantled, with possibly only one lifting platform needed for one day of painting.
You’ll have delighted residents, where windows are not masked off for long periods of time, with roads and access passable again far sooner.
The extra benefit… it is ideal for our more unpredictable climes, can be applied in shorter weather windows; perfect for the UK!
It is supplied ready to use, straight from the bucket. Apply using a roller, brush, or airless spray.
It’s suitable for common mineral substrates. Simply mix, apply to saturation, pick up more paint, and roll over the surface again. No waiting time. No drying time.
Total material application is >0.45 kg/m².
In principle, KEIM Twinstar can be applied like any other exterior coating. There are only a few things to bear in mind when it comes to the painting technique. The paint must be applied wet on wet. The base coat and top coat are applied in a single pass. It is advantageous if two painters work together as a team here. Our video explains this step by step. In addition to rolling, airless spraying is also possible.
It certainly does! Here are just some of them;
- Provides reliable protection against fouling but without the addition of biocides
- Its water vapour permeability allows the painted surfaces to breathe
- Offers protection from frost and water damage
- Its antistatic, non-thermoplastic behaviour reduces dust and dirt
- Won’t become brittle with age or peel
- Colour UV stable
More information can be found on the KEIM Twinstar product page
As with our other exterior paint systems, KEIM Twinstar is colour stable. Colours will remain as fresh as the day they were painted for years. Unlike conventional exterior paints, using KEIM Twinstar means it won’t need re-painting after 10 or 12 years. Think of the cost savings, not just for purchase of the paint, but labour, scaffolding, and equipment too!
KEIM Twinstar is available in white as well as light to medium shades. Get in touch to find out more.
You can read more about the sustainability of KEIM exterior paints here.
The paint is also non-combustible /fire resistant, making it particularly pertinent for residential buildings over 11 metres in height
"Another top quality product from KEIM.
Application was very nice, it’s a thick chunky product as you’d expect and it covered a dream. The finished look was that signature luxurious KEIM super matt finish, all the while it’s letting the building breathe. Winner!
This will be my go to masonry paint now on."
Ry Spencely of Airborn Painting & Decorating