Exterior Paints: Long-Term Protection and Environmental Tradeoffs
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Keim mineral silicate paints were used to protect the Radha Madhav Dham temple outside of Austin, Texas.
For many applications, there are no environmentally responsible alternatives to these products, so maximizing their durability is the best way to minimize their impact. This article explores what is in exterior paints and stains, their environ-mental tradeoffs, and how to prolong their service life.
In general, exterior paints are composed of: