09 97 39 Mineral-Based Coatings

09 97 39 Mineral-Based Coatings

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KEIM Mineral Coatings of America, Inc.

Mineral-Based Coatings

Use this free downloadable CSI 3-part specification to specify mineral-based coatings for interior and exterior surfaces by Keim.


Keim is a company that has been in business since 1879, manufacturing a variety of products for the industrial sector. One of their most popular products is mineral-based coatings for interior and exterior surfaces.


Mineral-based coatings are a great choice for interior and exterior surfaces. They’re made from natural materials, so they’re safe for the environment and can be applied to a wide range of surfaces. Mineral-based coatings are easy to apply and provide a unique look to your surface.


How do mineral silicate paints bond to masonry?

Penetrates masonry and forms permanent, chemical bonds

Paints literally become part of the masonry surface

Paints and stains are very vapor permeable and allow the masonry to “breathe” naturally

Moisture vapor is never trapped in walls, so the paint will never bubble


What is a mineral-based coating?

A mineral-based coating is a permanent solution for buildings of all ages. They are made from natural minerals like calcite, dolomite, limestone, or marble, and different resins to create a durable, non-toxic finish that is easy to apply and will last for years with proper maintenance.


What surfaces can you apply it to?

Mineral-based coatings are a type of paint that uses natural materials as its base material. These paints are made up of minerals such as calcium carbonate or silica sand, which is why they’re also known as “natural” paints. Minerals have been used in paints since the beginning of time, and their uses have expanded over the decades.


In most cases, these paints have higher resistance to abrasion, erosion, weather, and UV resistance to maintain color brilliance with fade tolerance. Colors are warranted not to fade for 20 years.


Mineral-based coatings can be applied on any masonry, stone, concrete, plaster, stucco, brick, stone, and shotcrete surface that needs protection. The most common application is concrete floors, but they can also be used on walls, ceilings, and even concrete fiberboard! There are many different colors available, so it won’t look out of place if you have an existing color scheme and need to match the building’s design.


For assistance in the use of products in this section, visit the Keim website at www.keim-use.com.


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09 25 23 – Lime-Based Plastering 



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