Cleaning your Piano

Cleaning your Piano

The keys of your piano can be cleaned as required. To clean them, dampen a cloth in a mix of warm water and mild detergent and gently wipe each key. Be careful to only lightly dampen the cloth so that excess water doesn't drip between the keys and affect the delivate wooden componants. It's best to use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the keys.

When it comes to cleaning the exterior of the piano, there is a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, if the piano is a high gloss, polyurethane finish, it is important to note that standard, traditional style timber furniture polishes and waxes will not work, as the polyurethane finish is a non-porous surface and will not absorb these products. 

If the piano is regularly dusted and maintained, it will require minimal cleaning. However, if the piano does need cleaning, it is always best to refer to the manufacturers cleaning recommendation, as they specify the best method suited for the specific piano finish. If you are unable to find the manufacturers cleaning instructions, contact us for further advice.

In most cases, the best way to clean the piano is with a couple of soft cloths and a bottle of spray to pick up the dust and grime. We use and recommend having 2 microfiber cloths, one as a dedicated "wet" cloth and the other as the dedicated "dry and buffing" cloth. When it comes to the spray, we use and recommend the Purewax range of products we sell. To clean, simple spray a light mist of your spray of choice, over the surface of the piano, ensuring that the lid of the piano is closed to prevent over spray. Next, use the wet cloth to pick up and grime and dust on the surface of the piano. To finish, use the dry cloth to dry off any leftover residue, and to buff the piano. Some pianos might require an occasional polish.

 Cleaning Piano


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