The case is then rubber with industrial steel wool fabric, to loosen and remove almost all of the material that did not come off when scraped by hand.

We address this issue by stripping the case down to the veneer. Stripper is a liquid or gel based acid that desolves the old paint that needs to be completly removed. This process sometimes requires a second treatment depending on the type of material and outcome of first process.

This C. Becstein grand piano is a perfect example of common sun damage on a piano case. This damage can be surface bubbling/ fish eyes, decolorization in the veneer (above photo) , even the veneer peeling away from the case its self.


The Cabinet - sometimes referred to as the case of the piano, requires preparation before entering into the refinishing process. We are one of very few piano refinishing shops that are permitted and licensed to be able to strip a piano down to the original factory wood veneer some of the most high-end piano manufacturers find it critical. 

Most companies will move on to the next step after stripping the case, however we take the additional step to nutralize the wood through a series of additional process depending on the pre-existing  material. 


This C. Becstein grand piano was able to go with a natural refinish through replacing the burl walnut venner in area that the sun damge created seperation from the veneer and case. The piano proceeds to the additional production processes. 

At this point we can move onto the  custom color process (below). We are able to determin the refinishing direction once we have your piano case veneer fully exposed. We are able to move forwad with a natural finish or select a color that fits with the design direction for your decor.