Monday, January 16, 2012

How to Clean Antique Piano Keys

Antique items are great to have. They have a unique spirit and its own history which make them even more valuable. However, you won't feel the joy of having an old item at your place if you don' t know how to maintain it and if you don't take care of it regularly. For example, if you own of of these beautiful old pianos you should be aware of the fact that they need really careful treatment, especially when it comes to antique ivory piano keys.

Considering how difficult and specific is such interference cleaners Ickenham provide the following tips on how to properly clean your old piano keys:
To begin take a careful look each of the keys on your piano to check if some of them have yellowed. You have to be aware of the fact that you just can't remove yellow stains off the keys. However, you can handle soil only by working with a soft cloth dampened in ethyl alcohol.
Moisten the cloth very lightly with the ethyl alcohol. Be careful not to be too generous as the moisture can loosen the antiquated ivory off the keys.
Add approximately 1/4 cup of mild liquid detergent into a small pan and combine that with 2 cups of water. Immerse a soft cloth into this cleaning mixture and wipe the keys to get rid of the grime.
After that take another cloth, this time dampen only in water and wipe the keys again.
To finish dry the liquids off the keys with a soft dry cloth.
Cleaners Ickenham wish you great final results!


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