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How to Paint a Piano

09 Jan 2023

Have you ever considered painting your piano after looking at it?

That will make it unique and individual and a terrific approach to revitalizing a used piano that is starting to show its age.

Will a piano’s sound change if it is painted?

The sound of your piano won’t be affected by paint, but you should not paint the soundboard housed inside the piano’s casing. The Pianos are complex and sensitive instruments that require careful maintenance. If your piano tunning is affected by the paint you should consult with a qualified technician or piano tuner who has the knowledge and experience to properly care for your instrument.

If your piano is a priceless antique or a family relic, seek professional assistance. The Piano Gallery offers piano painting, piano rental, also piano tuning repair services in Dubai. High-qualified technician and Quick response. However, there is a lot you can do yourself to freshen up your instrument if it plays well and needs a little Tender loving care.

Let’s look at how to paint a piano correctly now that you may paint it without worrying about affecting the sound. You can give your piano a fantastic makeover by following fundamental guidelines and using the right equipment

Get your piano ready for refinishing

It’s simple to get impatient and start sanding or painting your piano without thoroughly cleaning and preparing it. But preparation is the key to any effective piano restoration, and if you take the time to do it beforehand, you’ll be satisfied with the results.

Clean the piano & Remove dust

You need a beautiful piano, especially if you plan to lacquer it or opt for a glossy finish. However, if there are significant dust or dirt particles, you’ll likely paint over them, trapping them to the piano’s wood and giving the paint job an unattractive or hurried appearance. Therefore, Wipe the piano down with a clean towel bathed in soapy water, then wring it out to dry. Pay special attention to any regions that may seem difficult to reach. When you’re finished, clean the piano with a dry cloth to prevent stains. 

Protect the areas and the inner piano

A few areas of the piano cannot be painted with any of the products you will be using, even though you will paint the entire piano body. The piano’s interior is made up of tens of thousands of tiny, highly fragile parts and is the most crucial component. Any of them that get paint or gloss on them could cost a considerable amount to fix.


Give a good Sanding to finishing

After reminding yourself that any color is preferable to a faded one, start sanding with grit paper. Sanding is not necessary until the brown finish has been removed. Then, give the piano a thorough sanding. Sanding helps the paint cling to the piano more effectively and produce an incredibly smooth finish.

use a coat of primer on your piano

The next step is to prime your piano several times. The materials you’ll want for the preparation process are listed below:

  • 1 Primer
  • foam brush, 2.”
  • Sandpaper of 150 grit

Apply primer wherever on the piano you want your color to be, using a foam brush to achieve a smooth surface, after using your tack cloth from the initial sanding. This primer covers well and adheres to everything. Sand the piano with grit sandpaper all over after allowing it to dry for the advised amount of time. If the tack cloth comes off, prime it and resand it. You can avoid painting many coats of color by priming a few times. If necessary, repeat the process once more.


Choose from a large selection of piano paints. Choose a matte or eggshell paint for a matte piano. Use gloss paint to make your piano shine and glossier. Choose a semi-gloss if you want your piano to be at a good balance between being neither too shiny nor too matte. Since chalk paint requires less sanding, it is popular. Start painting the first layer now that the piano has been thoroughly prepared for paint! Just be aware that the first coat will be streaky and not look fantastic if you’re painting a piano previously covered in extremely dark wood. The speed with which chalk paint dries is one of its many benefits. Due to the size of a piano, you can begin the second coat before the first is finished. Continue this process until the final coat.

To remove the paint from the edges, use a combination of sandpaper and Popsicle sticks. The deterioration revealed exquisite piano detailing. You can now display your updated painted piano.

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