Concerns about Black Paint—Don’t Fear
Use of black color on exterior facades can strike fear in the hearts and minds of architects and designers alike. Will the surface get too hot in sunlight? What happens when the surface begins to fade and looks washed out? Does the use of black accentuate flaws and what gloss should I use?
Keim mineral silicate paints offer unique and unparalleled solutions to these very real concerns. The mineral surface of Keim finishes radiate light in a way that ordinary acrylic paints cannot match, thus reducing the thermal gain of a surface, even when painted absolute black. The unique mineral matrix refracts and scatters sunlight in a way that won’t heat the surface like other paint finishes.
Another major concern about using black paint is the fear of premature fading and required maintenance to keep black looking its best. Typical acrylic paints can fade soon after application, but Keim ends those concerns with pure mineral pigments and finishes that are guaranteed not to fade for 20 years. Many Keim paint projects across Europe have performed beautifully for over 140 years as proof of mineral paint’s ability to withstand even the harshest U.V. remaining unchanged.
And yes, the use of black can draw attention to surface defects and design flaws, especially in glossier paint sheens such as satin or semi-gloss. The beauty of Keim mineral paints and stains is their completely natural, mineral matte appearance. Sometimes described as “dead” flat, the unique finish displays no angular “sheen” even in severe “raking” light. From any angle, Keim mineral finishes are stunningly beautiful and velvety matte.