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How To Clean & Disinfect A Grand Piano Without Damaging It

A grand piano is an exquisite addition to any home and can last for many years with proper care. To keep your grand piano looking and sounding its best, you’ll need to clean and disinfect it regularly. But you must take caution not to damage the finish or the mechanics of the instrument while doing so.

PianoCraft will guide you on how to clean and disinfect a grand piano without damaging it in this guide. Follow these easy steps, and your piano will continue to look and sound like new for many years to come!

Tools You Must Have

Before we get started, let’s go over the tools you’ll need at hand to properly clean and disinfect your grand piano:

  • A soft, dry cloth
  • A vacuum with a soft brush attachment
  • A mild dish soap
  • Water
  • Lint-free cloth or sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) or white vinegar

Cleaning Your Grand Piano Step-by-Step

Now that you have all the necessary tools, it’s time to start cleaning your grand piano! Follow these easy steps, and your instrument will be sparkling in no time:

  1. Begin by dusting your piano with a soft, dry cloth. Pay special attention to the keys, as they quickly collect dust.
  2. Next, use the vacuum’s soft brush attachment to gently remove any remaining dust from the surface of the piano.
  3. Once the dust has been removed, mix a small amount of mild dish soap with water in a bowl.
  4. Dip a lint-free cloth into the soapy water and use it to clean the entire surface of the piano, including the keys.
  5. Rinse off the soap with clean water and dry the piano with a soft, dry cloth.
  6. To disinfect your piano, you can either use rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) or a vinegar and water solution.
  7. To use rubbing alcohol, mix it with water with a ratio of 1:1.
  8. Allow the piano to air dry completely before playing it or using it again.
  9. To make a vinegar and water solution, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl.
  10. Rinse the piano off with clean water and dry it with a soft, dry cloth.
  11. Once your piano is clean and dry, you can vacuum the keys to remove any dust or dirt that’s built upon them.
  12. You can also use a softer brush, like a toothbrush, to get in between the keys and clean them more thoroughly.
  13. Be sure to vacuum or brush in the direction of the grains to avoid damaging the keys.
  14. Once you’ve cleaned the keys, allow the piano to air dry completely before playing it or using it.

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PianoCraft serving Loudoun County, VA, is dedicated to providing quality piano services you can trust. Whether you need your grand piano cleaned and disinfected or simply tuned, our team of experts is here to help. We also offer a variety of other piano services, including repairs, appraisals, and moving.

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