Painted Piano

Old 07-27-04, 05:17 PM
patrick b
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Painted Piano

I was recently given a 1918 piano that was painted white sometime in the 1970's. I want to strip the paint and stain the piano to its original finish. The question I have is similiar to those with stained pianos, is there a product that will take off the paint, will it hurt the piano, is there any advice on sanding, and what products should I use to seal the wood before sanding?

Thank you for any advice, I'm new to the refinishing world.
Old 07-27-04, 08:11 PM
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Strip the finish with a chemical stripper which will take off everything down to the bare wood. Complete the task by following the instruction on the container of stripper to neutralize the residue. Finish sand 180 or so, then stain. Apply the finish you want. Most use a polyurethane for the clear finish on most everything nowdays. I would use a lacquer such as Deft brushing lacquer on a piano. With some work and practice you can lay down a nice base and rub it out to produce the finish that most expect of a piano.

Hope this helps.

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