Friday, February 4, 2011

Refurbish a grand piano

How to Refurbish a grand piano
If you have an old piano that is starting to show the wear of time, a little 'patience and some remedial measures may be all he needs to look its best once again. Although many people look at their old pianos pollution deceased, others see the challenge as an opportunity to clean the dirty veneer and revive the spirit of the golden days of a piano. Piano restoration is a process that takes time, but the rewards outweigh the work to finish.


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Lift the lid of the piano and the harp suck, they do not hammer or felt loose. Aspiration is the best way to clean large amounts of dust between the strings without removing them. Do not damage the cords from getting too close to them, but do not leave dirty harp, either. Sound quality depends in part on the piano strings well maintained. Slide a thin cloth between the strings to collect any dust. Take note of any missing hammers, strings damaged or twisted around irregular pinblock. These will be things to note when your piano technician to adjust the piano.

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Steel wool can remove large amounts of dirt from ivory keys, and exposure to sunlight, naturally whiten them.
Wipe the keys with a damp sponge to clean them. Do not let the water get between the keys. If the ivories are very dirty, wipe with a wad of steel wool. Replace the missing keys, opening the board in front of the piano and the replacement of the corresponding key on his terminal. If the piano keys are ivory, try to find keys used in repair shops piano since the collection has been banned in ivory natural ivory synthetic and most likely will not match your current set of keys.

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The board in front of the piano is subject to deformation when exposed to too much moisture.
Check the piano for moisture damage. moisture damage is manifested as mildew and warped boards earlier. (The edge is off the vertical axis of wood above the keys.) If an accident of your piano, store in a dry place before trying to repair the damage. For the mold, clean the inside of the piano down with disinfectant wipes, being careful not to get wet piano. Keep the piano dry should prevent a resurgence after the first growth of mold is gone. If the card front is deformed, remove it and add a sticker on the back pad and then replace it and secure it in place.

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All the pieces of metal must be removed and cleaned separately from the body of wood.
Carefully remove the wooden case of the piano and set all the hinges and watermarks to the side. Strip off all old paint to determine if all the pieces of the piano are the same quality. This may take several applications of stripper. Be sure to follow the instructions as possible and not try to go too fast. If some are water stains, consider repainting rather than trying for a natural finish shown here.

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If the piano has been painted black, another option is to use instead of a black lacquered natural finish.

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