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Restoration for La Scala

Several major repair jobs have been carried out over the years on La Scala, the famous Opera House in the Italian city of Milan: in 1946, 1964, and 1984.

Several major repair jobs have been carried out over the years on La Scala, the famous Opera House in the Italian city of Milan: in 1946, 1964, and 1984. Last year, a special renovation was undertaken. Sponsored by Akzo Nobel (through Decorative Coatings Italy), it was exhaustive and comprehensive – and based on historical and scientific analysis of the original structure.
quality of the restoration was widely praised by city authorities and cultural and environmental experts for the region of Lombardy, which supervised the project. The Scala Theatre is one of the most important monuments of the Lombardy region of Italy.
general, the consensus was that the restoration brought back some splendor to a façade that had deteriorated under the impact of air pollution, and lack of maintenance. Sikkens paint was used in the restoration. Stonework was carefully cleaned, plasterwork restored and painted with mineral inorganic paints. The La Scala woodwork was also restored and painted and the ironworks cleaned and painted with protective coatings.
took seven months to complete the work. The project concentrated on the consolidation, cleaning and protection of all stone materials on the façade (stone, red and white granites). All the pre-existing mortars were removed and renovated before being finally coated with Sikkens silicate-based paints.

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