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Customize An Inherited Piano In A Creative Way

If you have recently inherited a piano that sounds great but has some wear and tear on the exterior, consider refinishing it in an exciting way. You can turn an old piano into a work of art easily with a little creativity and determination. The following guide walks you through the steps to turning your old piano into a masterpiece you love seeing every day.

Gather Your Supplies

To paint your piano properly, you will need to get two cans of spray paint in differing colors and one small bottle of acrylic paint. You will also need a paintbrush, a roll of painter's tape, a large stencil, polyurethane, and 80-grit sandpaper. All of these items can be purchased at a home improvement store.

Create a Smooth Surface

Use the sandpaper to sand down any rough, cracked, or peeling areas of the piano. The surface needs to be as smooth as possible so the paint spreads evenly.

Prepare to Paint

Next, fill the inside of the back of the piano with newspaper to ensure that no paint gets onto the strings while you are painting. Lay paper over the keys and close the lid to the keys, as well.

Paint the Piano

Use one color of the spray paint to paint the entire piano. Be sure that you sweep the can back and forth so that an excessive amount of paint does not collect in one area and start to drip down the piano. Allow the paint to dry for two hours before you continue.

Create a Design

Next, you want to use the painter's tape to create a design on both sides of the piano. You can choose to make stripes, diamonds, or an abstract design. The choice is up to you.

Paint the Sides of the Piano

Use the second can of spray paint you purchased and paint over the sides of the piano. You may want to lay a sheet over any areas you don't want to paint before you start painting to decrease the risk of the paint ending up where you do not want it to be.

Secure the Stencil

While the paint is drying on the sides of the piano, you can place the stencil on the front of the piano wherever you want it to be placed. Use painter's tape to secure it so that it does not move.

Paint the Stencil

Use the paintbrush and the acrylic paint to paint inside of the stencil. Be sure that you apply the paint in thin layers so it doesn't spread under the stencil. Remove the stencil when you are done and let the paint dry for a few hours.

Protect the Paint

After the paint has dried, remove the tape from the sides of the piano. You should have created a two-toned design. Spray the polyurethane over the entire piano to protect the paint. Allow the polyurethane to dry for a few hours before attempting to remove the paper and play the piano.

Once you have finished painting, you will have a one of a kind piano. It will be eye-catching, unique, and a great conversation starter when you have guests. For more information, contact a business such as JFC Furniture Refinishing.