Piano Care Do’s and Don’ts

Unlike most musical instruments, the piano also doubles as a piece of fine furniture. It can improve the look of any room if properly cared for. So in this article we are going to look at some of the do’s and don’ts of piano care to help preserve the finish and look of your piano. Types of piano finishes The piano exterior or cabinet is made of wood and covered with a variety of materials, such as lacquer, polyurethane and polyester resin. The finish may be high gloss, semi-gloss or satin(dull sheen). The piano may be black, wood tone or even white. Occasionally some piano have even had decorative painting. Do – Place your piano in the best spot The first item in proper piano care is making sure your piano is in the best location possible. Direct sunlight can cause fading and warping of the wood. Large changes in temperature and humidity can cause the finish to develop small cracks or bubbles so limit exposure to drafts, dampness or heat sources. The ideal temperature for most pianos is 68 degrees Fahrenheit with 42 percent relative humidity. Don’t – Place anything directly on the piano The piano finish can be scratched very easily so always protect it. Put a soft cloth under pictures, lamps, etc that you want to place on the piano. Keep plants, […]