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.
We provide our customers with color samples either when visiting our facilities or have them sent directly to make a design decision in the comfort of your own home. The process consists of selecting your case color, for example, your traditional Steinway & Sons Ebony Hand Rub Satin or something more extreme like a client that had us matching it to his deep red Lamborghini sports car. Be distinguished and find a unique color to fit your décor.
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.
A beautifully finished piano not only looks good but also sounds wonderful. Our caring and deep sense of accomplishment is evidences when our clients are enthusiastic about the results. We are constantly upgrading our methods and heightening the quality of our work. Our workmanship speaks for itself.
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.
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.
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.
CUSTOM PIANO COLOR
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