How to Take Care Your Piano’s Finish

Taking care of your piano is essential. In this article, we'll go over how to take care of your piano's finish.

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Miller Piano Specialists February 28, 2023 2 Min Read

Pianos are not only musical instruments but also valuable pieces of furniture that can add elegance and beauty to any room. However, maintaining your piano’s finish can be challenging, especially if you don’t care for it properly. In this blog post, we will provide tips and tricks to help you keep your piano looking new for years to come. Here’s how to take care of the finish of your piano.

Tips for Cleaning Your Piano

Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the finish of your piano. Here are some tips for cleaning your piano:

  • Dust regularly: Dust can accumulate on the surface of your piano, causing scratches and other damage to the finish over time. Use a soft, dry cloth to dust your piano regularly.
  • Use a damp cloth for cleaning: If you need to thoroughly clean your piano, use a damp cloth with warm water and mild soap. Make sure to wring out the cloth well before using it on your piano. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or chemicals that may damage your piano’s finish.
  • Dry the surface immediately: After cleaning your piano, dry the surface immediately with a clean, dry cloth. This will prevent water spots and other damage to the finish.

Tips for Protecting Your Piano

In addition to cleaning your piano, there are some steps you can take to protect its finish. Here are some tips:

  • Avoid direct sunlight: Sunlight can fade your piano’s finish over time, so it’s essential to keep it away from direct sunlight. If you can’t avoid sunlight, use curtains or blinds to block the rays.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures and humidity: Extreme temperatures and humidity can also damage your piano’s finish. Keep your piano in a room with a stable temperature and humidity level.
  • Use a cover: If you won’t be using your piano for a while, use a cover to protect it from dust and other damage. Make sure to use a cover specifically designed for pianos that fits your piano properly.
  • Polish the finish: Polishing your piano can help protect and enhance the finish. Use a polish specifically designed for pianos and apply it with a soft, dry cloth. Make sure to follow the instructions on the polish and avoid using too much.
  • Avoid placing objects on top of the piano: Objects such as vases, picture frames, or other decorative items can scratch the surface of your piano. Avoid placing them directly on the piano or use a protective covering underneath.


Taking care of your piano’s finish is not difficult, but it requires some effort and attention. With these tips and tricks, you can keep your piano looking new for years. Remember to dust regularly, use a damp cloth for cleaning, and protect your piano from direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and humidity. And don’t forget to use a cover when you’re not using your piano. We hope this article on how to take care of your piano’s finish was helpful. Happy playing!

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