Safeguard the investment you’ve made in a fine piano by taking the following steps:
- When you’re not playing your piano, it is best to close the fallboard and protect it with a slipcover.
- When cleaning your piano, take care to only use a dampened, soft cotton cloth or soft brush to wipe the surface.
- Before playing the piano, wash your hands. Hand oils may contain acids that are harmful to piano surfaces. Clean the keyboard regularly, wipe along the direction of the keys.
- If stains occur, use mild soap and water with a soft cloth. Be sure to wring out excess water before cleaning.
- It will be necessary from time to time to clean the inside of your piano. This should only be done by a qualified tuner technician. If you need help finding a technician, please contact Portland Piano Company’s technical service department and they will be happy to help you find a local tuner technician.
- If you’re not planning to play your piano for long periods of time, cover it. Even if you’re not playing your piano, to protect your investment, you will still need to tune it once or twice a year depending on location and climatic conditions.