Care and Maintenance of a Piano
Care You Can Do at Home
Keep Your Piano Clean at All Times
What kind of care is required?
To protect the piano, clean painted surfaces and keyboard parts as soon as you notice dust or dirt.
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.