you need
  • - sandpaper;
  • - a vacuum cleaner;
  • - primer;
  • - paint;
  • - roller / brush;
  • - lacquer.
Remove all removable parts of the tool.Those part of it which should not get the paint, wrap polyethylene.The space around the piano Cover the newspapers (if you're revamping its home rather than in the studio).
remove the old coating with sandpaper.If the varnish is in good condition, you just rub it a little bit to ensure adherence to the new coat of paint.In the case of the poor condition of the coating initially remove the sandpaper to the wooden base.
dust generated during sanding immediately collect a vacuum cleaner.For protection of the respiratory tract and
eyes, use a respirator (or ordinary gauze bandage) and transparent glasses.
chips and cracks on the piano seal the wood putty.Its color can be matched to a shade of wood to use any tool or if you plan not to cover it with varnish and paint.Apply putty narrow spatula, small chips in the places you can use a thin strip of cardboard.
Degrease the surface before painting the piano.For better contact with the future of coated wood can be treated with primer.
To make the piano a new color, use a special varnish for musical instruments ("Piano"), or any polyester lacquer paint for wood.Depending on the intended design, and choose the material application method."Piano" lacquer is applied in several layers with pauses of 20-30 minutes between each layer, in a few days the procedure is repeated (read about how to use the package of varnish).You can also take a can of acrylic (consumption of such material is high enough), or apply a new color with a roller and brush.Roller will create a uniform coating without streaks and stripes over a large area, the brush will be useful for staining of small parts.
After complete drying it can be covered with a matte or gloss varnish or decorating technique Crackle.To create fine cracks that give the instrument aged look, apply a coat of paint dried krakelyurny paint, wait until it dries by 90-95 percent, and then apply on top of another, contrast, color of paint.The cracks will be visible the first layer of color.When the paint is dry, cover the tool "finishing" varnish for wood.