actual process of piano refinishing begins by first removing
the old finish and washing the case to get rid of any
chemical residue. Second, the piano is evaluated for
any damages to the case and veneer, and, if necessary,
repairs are made by our master woodworker. Third, the
case and parts are sanded down and prepared for staining
or priming. Finally, the piano is sent to our piano refinishing
department, which begins the painstaking process of spraying
and sanding in between coats.
The wood finishes receive a second stain (the toner) to even out the color
and are then sealed again. If necessary, a third and final stain is applied.
The final finish requires multiple coats of finish followed by machine polish
or hand rubbing. All the metal parts installed in the piano are either nickel
plated or re-polished brass.
Typically, it takes about 12 to 14 weeks to refinish a grand piano. For a lacquer
finish, an additional 2 to 3 weeks of drying time is required.