Antique and Modern Furniture Restoration

Piano casework finishing requires particular care and attention to det

Piano casework finishing requires particular care and attention to detail. Existing finishes can be repolished to repair small areas of damage. Severely damaged, bleached or crazed finishes generally require stripping off before repolishing. Careful preparation including steaming out indented damage and re-glueing bistered veneers is essential to achieve perfect results. Previously ebonised pianos can be re-ebonised. Mahogany, walnut or rosewood pianos can be finished to the required matching shade. A mirror like piano finish requires a dust free environment and countless applications of French Polish, heavier shellac mixtures or modern lacquers followed by spiriting off - there are no shortcuts.
 
I have a long term working relationship with Rick Ohlendorf, a local highly skilled and qualified piano tuner and technician and as such we can offer full and complete restoration of piano casework and mechanisms. Working together we have fully restored many pianos including several Beckstein and Steinway Grand Pianos. Please feel free to email Rick with any piano mechanism or tuning enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Piano casework finishing requires particular care and attention to detail. Existing finishes can be repolished to repair small areas of damage. Severely damaged, bleached or crazed finishes generally require stripping off before repolishing. Careful preparation including steaming out indented damage and re-glueing bistered veneers is essential to achieve perfect results. Previously ebonised pianos can be re-ebonised. Mahogany, walnut or rosewood pianos can be finished to the required matching shade. A mirror like piano finish requires a dust free environment and countless applications of French Polish, heavier shellac mixtures or modern lacquers followed by spiriting off - there are no shortcuts.
 
I have a long term working relationship with Rick Ohlendorf, a local highly skilled and qualified piano tuner and technician and as such we can offer full and complete restoration of piano casework and mechanisms. Working together we have fully restored many pianos including several Beckstein and Steinway Grand Pianos. Please feel free to email Rick with any piano mechanism or tuning enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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