South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi

South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Front entry after repainting. The updated appearance will remain clean with the photocatalytic Soldalit-ME all-surface self cleaning silicate finish. With the three coat application of Soldalit Grob and Soldalit ME, the surfaces will retain their beauty for at least the next 30 years.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: After image of the emergency entrance shows dramatic improvement in overall appearance and impression given to patients and staff.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Bold color was used to help refine the architecture and boost the hospital's brand image.  Soldalit ME All-Surface Self-Cleaning Mineral Silicate Finish is completely fade resistant and provides decades of performance.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Utilizing unique photocatalytic properties, air pollutants contacting Soldalit ME's white surfaces are removed, enhancing the hospital's wellness mission with cleaner air for the community.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Five different masonry and concrete surfaces displayed significant pollution and rust staining across façade.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Before:  Masonry and concrete surface was badly stained and soiled.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Faded paint (originally a dark brown) and environmental staining at the emergency entrance.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi: Unprotected precast panels present iron rust stains from within the aggregate and typical environmental staining.
South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, Mississippi
Pictured above: Front entry after repainting. The updated appearance will remain clean with the photocatalytic Soldalit-ME all-surface self cleaning silicate finish. With the three coat application of Soldalit Grob and Soldalit ME, the surfaces will retain their beauty for at least the next 30 years.

About This Project

This county-owned hospital was constructed in 1952 of scratch-face red brick and concrete. Over time, the hospital grew from a basic T-shaped design to accommodate new services and medical technologies. It was a matter of economy to create new space with panelized construction which is the principle reason there are five different façade materials comprising brick, stucco, precast panels, precast concrete, and EIFS panels.  

Combining these surfaces to present a professional appearance, it was first painted about 1989 when the hospital converted from Jones County Hospital to South Central Regional Medical Center. The second repainting was in 1999. Each time the acrylic polymer paint was noticeably faded, chalking, and discolored after just five years. The façade was impossible to keep clean—pressure washing would clean the grime from the surfaces and although clean, they still looked dirty because the environmental stains remained. The building continuously projected a negative public image.

Even though the surfaces were from different periods in time and of different materials and textures, KEIM harmonized the textures providing a modern, professional look in their chosen colors.
Challenges There were two principal challenges, appearance and budget.

Environmental pollution from heavy traffic, a very humid climate, and the combination of unprotected, very absorbent concrete panels and fading paint that was remarkably different to the original colors were the four greatest challenges.

And the economic reality of scaffolding, labor, and products for repainting these buildings every five years in this rural community was not possible.
Solutions Even though the surfaces were from different periods in time, of different materials and textures, some previously painted and others uncoated, KEIM harmonized these surfaces providing a modern, professional look that would not require the frequent recoatings with color that never fade, and the surfaces would maintain a fresh, natural appearance with the benefits of the KEIM Soldalit ME photocatalytic self-cleaning exterior silicate coating.
Architect
Contractor
Applicator McGuffie Painting and Waterproofing Co., Inc.
Jackson, Mississippi 39296
office 601-981-4243
email: DMofMS@aol.com
Type of Project Health Care
Customer South Central Regional Medical Center
Stanley Coco, Director of Facilities
Location Laurel, Mississippi (United States)
Regional Info Laurel, Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters and hot, humid summers. Snowfall is extremely rare. As is the case throughout the southern USA, severe thunderstorms can pose a threat, particularly during spring. Such storms spawn frequent lightning, heavy rain, occasional hail and high risk for tornadoes.

Products Used in This Project

Soldalit ME
Soldalit ME
SOLDALIT® ME ALL-SURFACE & SELF CLEANING Mineral Silicate Finish
 
Spezial Verdunnung
Spezial Verdunnung
A special primer and diluent.
 
Restauro-Top
Restauro-Top
KEIM Restauro-Top is a natural stone/masonry replacement material for surface zones. Mineral dry bagged restoration mortar with hydraulic binders. 
 
Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish
Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish
KEIM Royalan is an exterior mineral silicate paint for use in subtropic/tropic conditions.
 
Soldalit Exterior All-Surface Mineral Silicate Finish
Soldalit Exterior All-Surface Mineral Silicate Finish
Soldalit is a Sol-Silicate exterior paint system designed specifically for difficult to paint mineral surfaces and previously painted latex/acrylic finishes.  This is our best performing exterior paint system.  
 
I & F-Grund
I & F-Grund
Keim I&F Grund is a colourless primer with good water vapour permeability used to obliterate staining.
 
Soldalit Coarse Texture Base Coat (Grob)
Soldalit Coarse Texture Base Coat (Grob)
Soldalit-Grob is a filled, Sol-Silicate primer/base coat for exterior base and intermediate coats, designed especially for previously latex/acrylic painted surfaces.  Designed to fill hairline cracks and acts as a block filler.  Use with Soldalit or other mineral silicate finish coats.  
 
Soldalit Dilution/Thinner
Soldalit Dilution/Thinner
KEIM Soldalit Dilution is a Sol-Silicate dilution and primer for the KEIM Soldalit System
 
Sealer
Sealer
Transparent sealer for Exterior and Interior, PU – based, solvent-free, UV stable.
 
Silan 100 Penetrating Water Repellent
Silan 100 Penetrating Water Repellent
Solvent-free, silane-based water repellent to ZTV-ING OS-A and to DIN EN 1504-2/1.1, 2.1, 8.1.
 
Soldalit ME Grob
Soldalit ME Grob
Primer and filler coat for the Soldalit-ME system
 
Concretal Fine Filler
Concretal Fine Filler
Fine filler for KEIM Concretal concrete repair system to ZTV-ING TL/TP BE PCC and TL/TP OS and DAfStb guidelines.
 
Concretal MKH-20kg
Concretal MKH-20kg
Corrosion protection for steel and bonding bridge for KEIM Concretal Mortel R
 
Concretal Universal Mortar
Concretal Universal Mortar
Concrete repair mortar for general repairs