Care and Maintenance of a Piano
Care You Can Do at Home

What kind of care is required?

  • To protect the piano, clean painted surfaces and keyboard parts as soon as you notice dust or dirt.

Painted surfaces

  • Lightly brush off surface dust using a piano feather duster or soft cloth.
  • Before using piano wax or polish, consult with the store where you purchased the piano, or a specialty piano store. Depending on the piano model, some types or brands of wax and polish may not be acceptable.
  • Avoid using chemical-impregnated wipes or cleaning agents designed for exterior use, because their chemical compositions are unclear.


  • Wipe gently using a soft cloth (use a separate cloth to wipe down painted surfaces).
  • When dirt is noticeable, dampen a cloth in a dilute solution of a neutral detergent, wring out well, and use this cloth to wipe away the dirt.
  • Never use any kind of alcohol such as rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol because it can cause cracking.
  • Generally speaking, the best thing to do is to refrain from playing with dirty hands.

Protect the piano from dirt and dust