Thursday, February 3, 2011

Restore Piano

How to Restore Piano

If you find a piano at a special price, you may need professional assistance to get the inner workings of the  piano in the form, but to restore the finish is a job that you can take. This restoration takes time and requires patience, but if you are willing to commit yourself to this project, you will have a piano beautifully restored to a fraction of the cost of a new one.


•1 Place the piano on a cloth and apply a single thin layer of oil-based paint strippers on the piano the whole case with a brush.

•2 Scrape the stripper frame with a spatula. Push the knife blade away from you, causing the paint stripper and pull out the piano.

•3 Remove all the stripper from the piano and see if any remnants of paint on the wood. Apply another thin coat of paint all the points that remain and scrape again.

•4 Make a cleaning solvent by mixing equal parts of lacquer thinner and denatured alcohol.

•5 Dip 0000 steel wool and wood in the bush solvent vigorously. You must remove every drop of finish that runs through the grain.

•6 You end up off the solvent to wash a surface. Use clean paper towels to dry the wood as you work.

•7 Buff your entire body dry 0000 steel wool. Use long strokes and steady and rub the wood until it has a uniform sheen to it.

•8 Douse a paper towel with denatured alcohol and rub all over the piano. You must remove all the dust created when polishing the wood.

•9 Paint the piano in the carcass of any chosen finish. Use a brush to apply many coats as the manufacturer recommends.

•10 Let the finish dry sump piano thoroughly.

•11 Rub over tung oil finish dry. Pour the oil in your palms and rub oil all over the piano. Let the oil dry for a day.

•12 Apply a second coat the same way. Let this layer dry another day before removing the towel from under the piano.

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