ARCHITECTS RECOMMEND KEIM Architects as well as the owners prefer buildings with a lasting value. Besides a timeless, demanding appearance should the structure be perfect in terms of building physics and preserve the big investments in constructions. Craftsmen and architects rely on KEIM products especially in the field of old and historic buildings or renovation because breathable walls are good for the houses and also for the people who live in them. COMMON DISPERSION PAINTS DENSE DISPERSION PAINTS DO NOT ALLOW ANY MOISTURE EXCHANGE. Moisture in room air cannot diffuse through a dense paint layer and condense on the wall surface which may lead to mould infestation. Paint Wall Walls coated with KEIM paints remain breathable and dry even under high moisture load. This is important for a healthy room climate and a precondition to avoid mould. Plus, a high ph-value which is typical of silicates acts as a mould inhibitor. Ultimately, this means mould prevention entirely without any addition of toxic biocides or fungicides – a massive advantage for all and especially for sensitive people such as children or allergy sufferers. KEIM INTERIOR PAINTS KEIM INTERIOR PAINTS ALLOW THE MOISTURE TO DIFFUSE UNHINDERED. Moisture in the room air can diffuse easily through the openpore paint layer. The room moisture is regulated and the wall surfaces remain dry. Paint Wall KEIM PAINTS AVOID FOGGING You can find black dust often times over the heating or in corners. It consists of household dust and semivolatile organic compounds (e.g. plasticisers) which evaporate out of paints, furniture or flooring materials. With KEIM paints you prevent this so-called fogging effect actively. Because, mineral paints from KEIM contain no plasticisers and therefore no fogging-active substances. KEIM PAINTS PREVENT MOULD GROWTH Mould spores are everywhere. But mould only occurs under certain preconditions: Moisture and organic nutrients. Dispersion paints are based on carbon compounds and thus they are organic. If then moisture comes into play the preconditions for mould growth are fulfilled quite fast. KEIM paints are alkaline. Therefore, they don‘t provide nutrients for mould. No air moisture accumulates on the surface because it is absorbed through the paint layer by the wall and released again. SAFETY IN CASE OF FIRE KEIM paints have a particular positive feature even in case of a fire: They are incombustible and thus do not release any toxic combustions gases that are so fatal for fire victims.
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