Moore Piano is pleased to provide ivory piano key repair services to our clients in northeastern Indiana and northwest Ohio. These services include:
Many people are not aware that chipped ivory piano keys can be repaired. There is actually a product called AcryliKey that is made specifically for this purpose. Similar in nature to dental epoxy, AcryliKey is a special powder that is mixed with Acrylic Monomer Liquid and applied to the chipped piano key.
You can actually buy this product and do the repairs yourself, but the process can be quite laborious. Here’s how it works:
As you can see, there are quite a few materials required for this process, which is why we recommend having a professional like Moore Piano do the repairs for you. The following “before and after” pictures are an example of an ivory piano key that we repaired. Contact us today to request a quote on our services.
Ivory piano keys before repairs
The same keys after repairs were made
In addition to repairing broken keys, we can also clean and whiten ivory keys that have yellowed. Again, this is something that you can try doing on your own first, but be very careful as using improper cleaning solutions or techniques can damage the keys.
One thing you can try is moving your piano to a sunny area, as the sunlight can help bleach the keys. However sunlight can damage your piano in other ways, so this isn’t necessarily recommended.
We use a special bleaching process on the keys to whiten them, as pictured below. Our whitening process uses commercial grade hydrogen peroxide and a strong UV light.
Ivory piano keys undergoing a bleaching process