VILLA RAIMONDI

FINO MORNASCO

Renovation and painting cycles

Villa Raimondi is a place where history, art and nature meld together; it is a well-structured residential complex that has transformed over the years in which renaissance elements live together with neoclassic style architecture and Lombardy school painting.
Originally a fifteenth century factory, at the end of the 1800s the current villa was built facing east in the neoclassic style.
Starting from 1824, the property is enriched by small constructions such as the Odescalchi tower, whose crenellations give it the look of a small medieval fortification, and the “Tower of Love”.
In 2000, restoration works begin, which led to the birth of the new residential complex. The conservation project of Villa Raimondi aimed to safeguard the historic-artistic heritage of the architectural complex that surrounds the building and the park.

ACTIVITY:

The stone structures: ponds, entrance columns and others

Restoration works through sandblasting: cleaning of surfaces with an appropriate sandblasting system through a product called GMA GARNET (completely natural mineral abrasive, chemically inert and free of any toxic metal, silicon or ferrite) with low pressure portable machines. This system, used to clean the most delicate surfaces, does not affect the support and prepares the surfaces for the subsequent finishing treatment. Application of water repellent product.

Façades

  • Painting with consolidating base coat, potassium silicate-based liquid in compliance with regulation DIN18363 for the dilution of silicate colours
  • Painting of first coat with liquid potassium silicate-based exterior paint in compliance with regulation VOB/C DIN 18363
  • Painting of second coat with liquid potassium silicate-based exterior paint in compliance with regulation VOB/C DIN 18363

Apartments and offices

  • Application of emulsified acrylic resin-based inhibiting sealant (transparent or coloured)
  • Two-stage painting in light solid colour with emulsified water based-vinyl resin paints – on two-coat plaster or smoothed stucco internal surfaces

Parapets and gratings

  • Scraping of remaining peeling paint and manual sanding of all surfaces
  • Application of anti-rust base coat on all previously prepared surfaces. Varnishing with double coat of synthetic micaceous iron enamel

Ceilings

  • Restoration through sandblasting: cleaning of surfaces with an appropriate sandblasting system through a product called GMA GARNET (completely natural mineral abrasive, chemically inert and free of any toxic metal, silicon or ferrite) with low pressure portable machines. This system, used to clean the most delicate surfaces, does not affect
    the support and prepares the surfaces for the subsequent finishing.
  • Varnishing with a first coat of transparent anti-insect impregnating agent.
  • Varnishing with a second coat of transparent impregnating agent.

REQUIREMENT – condition of the building:

The rustic plaster façades were damaged by the passage of time and erosion due to atmospheric agents and by the structural modifications performed during the renovation. The pre-existing windows – in wood – are characterised by peeling paint.
The stone structures – ponds, entrance columns, etc. – present a deteriorated state characterised by the presence of various types of stains.
The interior walls – apartments – require painting due to the structural modifications.

SOLUTION:

After inspection and viewing of the state of the surfaces requiring repair, an intervention of renovation for some parts of the exterior façade was established with silicate paint, while the interior works require painting cycles with water-based paints and enamels, and items in wood and iron receive appropriate cycles of varnishing with synthetic enamels.

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