Unformatted text preview: wall. The airspace in front of a waterproofed wall ensures against the destructive work of moisture seeping into the fresco from behind. • Movable panels are a practical solution to creating a safe fresco wall. The limitation here being that movable panels work only up to a certain size. • Freestone walls are the least desirable base for frescoes but if they are well waterproofed, they work well also. These are elements to keep in mind when choosing a wall: • Efflorescence is the greatest enemy of fresco. It may occur for many reasons, one of which is that it may be occurring within the wall itself and will grow into the fresco if the interior of the wall contains moisture or there is gypsum in the mortar. Bloom efflorescence on brick must be removed. • Ventilation is important, so moisture will not condense on the wall. • Waterproofing the wall is the best safeguard....
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- Fall '10
- plaster, Mortar, dark violet bricks, newly erected walls