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How To Repair a Piano Instruments


Pianos are very delicate instruments, whether it’s a grand piano, a keyboard or an upright one. If any of the part gets damaged, it’s really difficult to repair piano instruments, especially if one of the strings breaks. The cost that can come on the tuning and repairing of piano instruments is more than one can imagine. This is the reason why many people opt for fixing the damage done to piano instruments themselves. But it’s not all that easy a job. It’s never wise to meddle with a piano if you do not have the slightest of clues about its keys, strings, hammer and pin. At the same time, it doesn’t mean there’s no way to fix piano instruments without the help of a professional.

Step 1

Step 1: There are many times when you are unable to press the key on the piano, probably because of the fact that it something that is blocking the way of the key. Opening up the piano, and with the help of a flashlight, you need to identify the key that’s troubling you and check what seems to be stuck. Check in and around the key that is faulting. Remove whatever was blocking the key or causing all the trouble.

Step 2

Step 2: For repairing piano instruments, you will need a few things like rubber wedges and a tuner wrench or key. With the help of the tuning key, repair any string that might be broken, strained or rusted. In some cases, the string is badly damaged and cannot be repaired. In that case, you will need to take that string out of the piano. Remember, be extra cautious while you remove the string because they are razor sharp and can cause serious injury. There may be some strings needing some loosening or tightening. Do that with the help of the tuner key but quite carefully. No not, in an attempt, break the string.

Step 3

Step 3: If the gloss paint of the piano is peeling off, with the help of a chisel, very carefully scrape it away. Piano instruments are highly delicate so you need to be extra cautious to prevent from any further damage. After you have carefully scraped paint, you can paint that place all over again. Paint over areas that are broken. Apply several coats, depending on the deepness of the cracks. Allow each coat to dry up properly before you apply the next coat to give it a smooth and glossy look.

Step 4

Step 4: With the help of a chisel, scrape away all broken wood areas and splinters. Firmly and quite smoothly, move the chisel up and down on all the splinters to remove all the protruding wood pieces. Using a medium girt sand paper, sand the entire scraped area. Once that area is firm and smooth, use a fine girt sand paper to the area even smoother.

Step 5

Step 5: You need to keep your piano instruments nice and clean. For cleaning piano instruments, in a bucket full of water, add some liquid soap and clean the piano keys. Before cleaning, ring out all the excessive water from the towel and wipe off any signs of dirt from the keys vigorously. The more dirt and grime you take out, the more it will prevent keys from sticking.


If you follow some simple techniques, you can repair piano instruments yourself in the house.


By Bob Meadow, published at 04/03/2012
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