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Black Piano Keys are Faded

How do you restore the black keys on a piano. The black color is completely faded at the ends of the keys.

By Toey from Kearny, NJ


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April 10, 20090 found this helpful

On most pianos, the black keys are made of ebony wood. All wood needs to be kept moisturized. I recommend that you try a good quality oil for wood on one of the keys. If the white is still there, try Zap Wood Restorer, available on the web.

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April 14, 20090 found this helpful

Could black nail polish be used on the tips of the keys?

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May 10, 20170 found this helpful

There would definitely be a difference in thickness of the keys, as nail polish goes on pretty thick and nail polish would eventually peel, then you'd really have a mess to deal with. You really need something to be absorbed into the wood.

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August 22, 20110 found this helpful

If you have numbered and removed the faded black piano keys already, what is wrong with spray painting them? What would be the best spray paint to use?

By Lin H.


October 1, 20110 found this helpful

I would call a piano dealer and ask if they could recommend something. After that, just go with your gut and your wallet.

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