THE BRAND

If it’s mineral paint, it’s KEIM! 

From the early production stages, KEIM ensures quality, efficient and genuine natural-based paints that are both durable and sustainable. 

Developed in Germany, at the brand’s headquarters in Diedorf and in Luckau’s production plant, KEIM paints have had their roots here for decades. The know-how of the skilled workers at KEIM leads them to blend innovation and tradition on a daily basis. They are constantly researching and developing ideas on ways to continue improving silicate paints, not just for decorating spaces but also for protecting buildings. KEIM engineers are in ongoing cooperation projects with institutes and research laboratories specialised in paint technology to ensure leadership in sustainable paints. This is how it’s done at KEIM!

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The advantages of genuine silicate paint technology 

The mineral-based paints produced in Germany are solely about the principle of silification - a genius invention of 140 years ago which creates an indefinite bond with the substrate and not simply an add-on layer on the surface.

The Principles of silification

Silification Keim Paints

Durable

Long-Lasting protection against UV 

It all started when King Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to see the elegance of artistic Italian lime frescos in his own kingdom. But, the main drawback was the cooler and damper climate.

Decades ago, scientist Adolf Wilhelm Keim, succeeded in the creation of a naturally-based painting system whereby water glass was combined with earth’s colour pigments. Hence, creating pure mineral silicate paints that unlike oil-based paints, are able to form a permanent bond with the substrate. This protective painting system is innovative. It isn’t only about applying colour but moreover, it focuses on protecting surfaces for a durable preservation.

Cost-efficiency paint 

The range of mineral paints we supply guarantee you cost-efficiency, with no waste of time and most importantly, NO WASTE OF MONEY! When investing in your property or business premises it’s natural to try spending less for high quality products. However, spending less can sometimes result in actually spending more; whereas opting for quality becomes the cheaper solution! Our mineral paints are aimed at saving you money and have quality for many years, as they require the least maintenance costs. The moment you apply one of our paint products the building’s appearance and preservation is there to last for a very long time with no retouches!

MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR FACADE COATING FOR A 60-YEAR RENDER SERVICE LIFE

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Mineral paints are environmentally friendly - they are all about sustainability and healthy living. Free from preservatives, plasticizers and solvents! Silicate paints make home renovations and decorating safe for the people who use them and for the surrounding environment. From the raw mineral extraction stage to the production process, mineral paints don’t release toxic fumes or gases. Hence, very little carbon footprint and also safe to be applied on public structures like tunnels, schools, factories and other.

Anti-mould 

Humidity is the mother of all enemies for buildings.

High levels of humidity in a room or other closed space can easily lead to mould formation. When this happens it means that the building cannot breathe and any internal vapour trapped leads to healthy hazards and ugliness. The technology of the mineral paints you can find at APTC are vapour permeable to avoid all this! Our range of paints keep the moisture balance in a building with the formation of tiny voids enough to let excess vapour escape but no rainwater to pass through.

Safe

No toxic.

High levels of humidity in a room or other closed space can easily lead to mould formation. When this happens it means that the building cannot breathe and any internal vapour trapped leads to healthy hazards and ugliness. The technology of the mineral paints you can find at APTC are vapour permeable to avoid all this! Our range of paints keep the moisture balance in a building with the formation of tiny voids enough to let excess vapour escape but no rainwater to pass through.

Cleanliness for a very long time 

On the contrary to acrylic-based paints and other types, mineral paints keep cleanliness for a very long time. The anti-static and non-thermoplastic coating they are able to create doesn’t allow dirt to stick to walls and facades. Thanks to the high level of alkalinity they possess, mineral paints prevent also mould from forming and makes maintenance easy. In cases of food spillages on kitchen walls for example, a clean damp cloth solves everything in minutes!

Natural earth oxide pigments 

The natural earth oxide pigments, of which our mineral paints are made, provide endless colour possibilities. Moreover, the crystal structure of these paints gives all surface an excellent bright matt finish look, keeping a strong colour stability for years. Thus, no colour fading and premium light reflectance that gives a clean look to facades or interior walls.

Where tradition and innovation meet 

In continuing to strengthen its reputation, APTC Turnkey Contractors has partnered with the Germany based brand.

The Company is in fact the sole agent of KEIM paints in Malta, offering a wide range of mineral paints based on powder pigments which are traditionally hand mixed by expert craftsmen in the production premises. The brand carries out constant research on innovative ways to improve the products and develop further its silicate protecting systems.

KEIM paints have been the preferred mineral paint of painters, home decorators, architects and DIY enthusiasts. Many historical monuments in the world have also been coated with silicate paints, thus keeping the valuable cultural heritage of various buildings alive.

Stepping Stones Childcare Center

This project was done with KEIM Optil

Crane Currency

This project was done with KEIM Concrete Lasur

Marina Milling Grain Handling

This project was done with KEIM Innotop for interior and KEIM Soldalit for exterior