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Piano Detailing Service

A modern piano finished in a high gloss polyester lacquer will give decades of lasting gleam. Although maintenance-free, haze – abrasions – scratches and chips are all likely at some point.

It’s tricky to clean your own piano! Years of dust, paper clips, pencils and potentially moth(!) accumulate beneath the strings, within the action and in the key bed. Only a piano technician is to be entrusted with accessing the hard-to-reach areas of your piano.

At Venables Pianos, we are not only expert piano technicians, but hold our standards very highly in piano cabinet polishing and refinishing. We provide a meticulous piano detailing service:

Cabinet clean, interior vacuum, blow out and wipe down will clean the strings, soundboard, frame, listing felts, bearing felts, perimeter bolts, agraffes, tuning pins/string coils, damper heads. We remove the keyboard/action from the piano and vacuum the keybed, blow out the keyboard and action, wipe down the keytops.

The fallboard, music desk and top (lid) are the high wear cabinet areas and these benefit hugely from a buff and polish. Heavy wear can be attended to through our high level cabinet refinishing process.

Depending on the degree of wear, a level of buffing, sanding or polishing may be highly effective in restoring the finish to as new condition. The cabinet hardware is typically brass and will require some polishing and lacquering.

A final coat of UV resistant polymer wax is applied and buffed off. This aids in protecting the finish and repelling dust.

Based on 21 reviews
Mark M
I didn’t buy a piano at the time because my plans have been uncertain for a while and it looks like I have to relocate soon but Chris was so attentive and accommodating that I plan to buy from him as soon as I am in a position to. Top notch service and expertise. Preparation is absolutely immaculate and to your taste if you choose to ask for it. Legendary attention to detail if you are buying - what else do you need to know?
Ian Howlett
I bought a Yamaha YUS5 upright in 2013, and ten years on it’s still going strong, and is playing better than ever, with the tone developing nicely. The service I received at the time was fantastic, including having the showroom to myself to evaluate the pianos. The piano was set up perfectly, which probably helps to explain why I’ve had ten years of trouble-free enjoyment of an excellent instrument. Highly recommended.
I've a piano finish speaker sent to Venables Pianos seeking for their help to repair it. They finished in two weeks and the damaged corners are like new now. Really professional and responsible.
Nathan Sealy
Superb personal service. Couldn't recommend them more.
Leon Ashman
Friendly Family business.
Linda Bitvus
I have just purchased a Venables baby grand piano and am absolutely delighted with the service I have received.In the showroom I was allowed to play all the pianos freely and was given lots of helpful advice. The delivery was excellent and I am a very happy customer.Thank you very much.
Andrew B
I purchased a Yamaha B3 silent from here 6 years ago and it is still a fantastic instrument. The customer service, help and advice given by Will and the team was exceptional.