Can I Paint My Piano?

upright piano with matching bench

Many times, when we see a painted piano, it is very poorly executed, often ruining the beautiful wood finish. I usually recommend against painting a piano unless it does not have any inherent value. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the previous owner of this piano did with painting and reupholstering this spinet. The new knobs were also a nice touch. The current owners really lucked out that this piano matched their decor AND was still a nicely playable piano.

If you would like to paint your piano, let me show you what parts should be removed so that case parts are not painted shut, preventing service of the internal parts of the piano. I also always advise against painting over hinges and hardware. With some care and instruction, you can breathe new life into and old piano and update its look to match your home’s aesthetic.

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