How do you restore old piano keys?

How do you restore old piano keys?

Here are a few steps to restore your yellowed piano keys to their former glory.

  1. Removing stains from pure ivory keys with natural acids.
  2. Cleaning real ivory keys with toothpaste.
  3. Diluted vinegar works like magic.
  4. Erase the stains.
  5. Direct sunlight.
  6. Easy polishing.
  7. Using mayonnaise and yoghurt to clean ivory keys.

How much does it cost to restore piano keys?

The cost of doing this procedure is about $475.00 for upright pianos and $575.00 for grand pianos. The other way to solve the problems is by removing the old leads and replacing them with new ones. Replacing key leads is about $900.00.

Is it worth restoring an old piano?

Restoring a piano adds between 50 and 70 years of life to a piano. That said, the life of a piano is relative to its use, but adding 50-70 years of playability and beauty is a worthwhile investment to keep a valuable, handmade piano alive. Additionally, a new piano drops in value like a brand new car would.

What kind of Keys do I need to restore an antique piano?

FAUX IVORY: If original ivory is too deteriorated to restore, or if the keys have been replaced with celluloid or plastic in the past, we will restore the keys with new faux-ivory look keys or plastic keys on an individual, per-piano basis. The faux-ivory has the color and textured look of real ivory, and looks very authentic on antique pianos.

When is the best time to restore piano keytops?

PIANO KEYTOPS- Piano Keytops for Restoration STORE HOURS 9 TO 6 CDT GMT minus 5 hours Monday thru Friday Do not call on Sat. Sun. please PIANO KEYTOPS Your restoration is not finished without new key coverings. Unless you really have to have the feel of ivory, new plastic looks so much more clean and bright. Don’t leave old

How can I find out if I can restore my piano?

Determining the feasibility of restoring a piano takes research. You can discuss the task with local musicians, piano store clerks, or on internet forums. It will almost always require a full evaluation of your piano by a repair and restoration expert before you have a true idea of its cost and potential value.

How much does it cost to restore a baby grand piano?

Baby Grand Piano Restoration Costs – (4’6-5’6) $9,500-$21,500 Including Refinishing (Closed Grain(standard piano finish) or Open Grain(less expensive), Full-Restringing, Damper Felt Replacement, Hardware Polishing, Full Action Replacement & Restoration, Action Regulation, Ivory & Ebony Key Top Restoration and/or Key Top Replacement, and