You will need
  • - sandpaper;
  • vacuum cleaner;
  • - primer;
  • - paint;
  • - the roller/brush;
  • Lac.
Remove all removable parts of the tool. Those parts to which the paint should not hit, wrap with polyethylene. The space around a piano cover of the Newspapers (if you restore it at home and not in the workshop).
Remove old paint with sandpaper. If the paint is in good condition, just slightly rubbed it to provide traction with a new coat of paint. In the case of initially poor condition, remove it with sandpaper to a wooden base.
The dust generated during sanding, immediately vacuum up. For respiratory protection and eyes, use respirator (or ordinary gauze bandage) and transparent glasses.
Chips and cracks on the piano repaired with putty for wood. Its color can be matched to the shade of the wood of the instrument or to use any if you plan to not cover it with varnish, and paint. Apply putty with a spatula narrow, in places small chips you can use a thin strip of cardboard.
Degrease the surface of the piano before painting. For best contact with the future coating, you can treat the wood with primer.
To give the piano a new color, use a special Polish for musical instruments ("piano"), polyester varnish or any paint for wood. Depending on the intended design and material choose the way of applying the paint. "Piano" lacquer is applied in several layers with pauses for 20-30 minutes between each layer, in a few days the procedure is repeated (read about how to use the packaging of the varnish). You can also take cans of acrylic (the consumption of such material will be quite high) or to apply a new color with a roller and brush. The platen will allow you to create a uniform coating without streaks and stripes on a large area, the brush will be useful for staining small parts.
After complete drying it can be covered with Matt or gloss varnish or decorate in the technique of crackle. To create small cracks, which give the instrument an antiqued look, apply a dried layer of paint krakelyurnogo varnish, wait until it has dried to 90-95%, then apply on top of another, contrasting color of paint. In the cracks formed will be visible the first layer of color. When the paint is dry, cover the tool "finish" varnish for wood.