Paint can (and let's face it, it will) get scratched, laminate can crack, chip or peel. Legs could break or bolts could strip. Many of these problems can be fixed with simple tools.
While some repairs may be beyond the scope of just anyone, most can be tackled by you with tools that you probably already have.
Here are a few ways, in no particular order, on how repairs can be made. Not sure which method would be best? Send us a photo of the damage:
Paint - We use Behr brand paint. For gloss black, get a small amount of #3300 and ask for it to be 'black'. Paint works for larger areas. Masking off laminate is usually unnecessary if you have a razor blade to scrape the excess paint off. Paint takes more effort to apply. Better filling in of rough areas. Body filler can be used for evening for those with such skills or facilities.
Vinyl - A strip of sticky-back vinyl (Oracal 651) can do wonders. Some customers have wrapped their entire shell. If you're repairing the bottom edge, first-timers cut a 1.5" strip of vinyl and apply it all the way around the curve. Search online for videos on how to apply vinyl decals. Don't attempt a full wrap without knowledge or experience.
Heavily damaged laminate can be repaired by contacting a local flooring and counter store for laminate services.
Paint pen - the pen is better than a sharpie, but the immediate end results are the same. This method works best on small edge dings or scratches. Offers no material buildup or flattening of the damaged area and is a color repair only.
We offer a paint pen in black or white. This is used to paint the joining edges of the laminate. They are available in black or white. We can do this in the factory for an additional cost. For instructions on how to use the pen, check out our video below.
Paint can be touched up with best results using ONLY Behr brand interior LATEX paint in the color and sheen that was used originally on your piano shell. If you're not sure what paint to use, contact us and we can tell you. Some users report that they repaint their entire (painted) shell from time to time!
Be warned, using other type(s) of paint over the original paint can cause several issues including permanent tackiness, undesired texture and other problems.
Buy practically any removable part from us to replace on your Keyhole, or find many of the parts at your local hardware store. Here is a partial list of some of the items you might need to replace:
If you plan to replace an item yourself, use care, be safe and follow common sense. Don't drive screws through the finish from the underside!!
Contact us if you need more information about replacing parts.
Use and Care
Most care involves common sense, but in case yours is lapsing, these are some of the important points:
Safety - special use
The document below shows how to permanently assemble a split-body piano
Manuals - Videos
note, products in the videos are constantly updated, changed and improved. Some of the methods may no longer apply, but the general idea is the same.