How to Clean Piano Keys
Posted on Nov 14 2011 at 07:25:50 AM in How-To
If you are a musician and you play piano, this article might be useful for you. It does not matter whether you play piano for years or you are a beginner who really wants to learn how to play on this instrument, because in both cases you should understand that you have to take care of your piano.
Did you know that the dirt and dust collected on the piano keys and inside the instrument can make it sounds bad?! Therefore it is really important to learn how to clean your piano, in the right way. So, here are some tips, given by professional London cleaners that you can try to make your piano keys clean and shiny again. Moreover this way, you will be able to enjoy your music more than if you have to play on stained and dirty piano keys.
The importance of regular maintenance applies for the cleaning of your ivory piano keys as for any other part of your domestic environment that you should take care of. So, you have to gently wipe the piano keys occasionally, using a clean, soft cloth dampened with a solution of white vinegar and water. If you have a brand new piano at home and from the beginning you start taking care of it with the vinegar solution and you also wash your hands every time before playing, this should be enough to preserve the keys from dirt and dust.
To remove dirty fingerprints or light spots from the piano keys, you can squeeze a few drops of some mild white toothpaste onto a damp clean cloth. Then use the damp cloth to gently rub the affected areas.
Wipe the piano keys with another clean cloth dampened with milk. Use the milk to remove any remaining toothpaste without using any poisonous chemicals that could ruin the colour of the ivory.
London cleaning professionals recommend letting the piano to dry for several minutes. Then polish the keys with a dry, clean, soft cloth. It would be good to keep the piano closed to not collect any dust and dirt.