In the heart of Ferrara’s old town, amid medieval alleys, lies Palazzo Scroffa, formerly the painting studio of Countess Maria Scroffa Bruno. Following extensive refurbishments, the rooms of the building have now been completely restored and the charm of their original beauty revived.
FILA’s specialised professional painter, Giuseppe Aiello, focused in particular on recovering an 18th-century terracotta floor, besides cleaning and protecting the newly built bathroom surfaces made of black Nero Marquina, white Carrara, Forest Green, yellow onyx, red onyx and White Thassos marble.
The 80 m2 terracotta flooring was removed, brushed, washed and re-inserted. Moreover, before being grouted, the floor was pre-treated with the FILAPRW200 water-based protective agent to protect it against site dirt. This also facilitated grouting and the subsequent cleaning operations.
Old wax was removed from the floor using the FILAMAX wax remover detergent, while the eco-friendly FILAPT10 protective agent was applied for a reviving stain protection treatment with wet effect.
The stone surfaces of the 4 bathrooms, covering roughly 50 m2, were pre-treated with FILAPW10, the pre-laying protective agent that combats rising damp and other polluting agents. After laying, the surfaces were cleaned with the FILACLEANER neutral detergent, an ideal product for delicate surfaces sensitive to acids, such as polished marble. Mr Aiello then treated the matt stone surfaces with the FILAFOB stain protector, while glossy surfaces were treated with the eco-friendly FILAMP90 ECO PLUS stain protector.