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Product to blacken piano wood?

Posted by alisande (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 30, 10 at 18:32

Some pieces of veneer are missing from the front corners of my piano, a 1920s Steinway grand. Until I can hire a decent woodworker to replace the veneer, I was thinking I might try to darken the exposed wood to make it less noticeable. Is that a reasonable thing to do?

If so, what could I use? The piano is black.

Thanks!


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RE: Product to blacken piano wood?

Try the black polish available from Kingdom Restorations. It's very black and dries instantly.
Casey

Here is a link that might be useful: Kingdom Restorations


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RE: Product to blacken piano wood?

India ink.......you don't want to use anything waxy because that may hinder the eventual "real" repair.
You just want to dye the base wood...
India ink!
Linda C


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RE: Product to blacken piano wood?

Black Marks-a-lot has worked wonders for me :^)


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Marks-a-lot???? Are you kidding me????


I use a Sharpie. :)


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RE: Product to blacken piano wood?

Duh....I use it when I spill bleach on black jeans....never thought of it for furniture....and Sharpies come in colors!!


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Yeah, but after a few years, Sharpies fade.
So in a few years, reapply ;-)


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I had to use a brown Sharpie to cover up some paint slop (not mine!) (mostly) that I couldn't remove from some old old stained crown moulding. High ceilings are the best for that sort of touchup!


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RE: Product to blacken piano wood?

Thanks, everyone, for your input!

I used a Sharpie some years ago, and wasn't all that happy with purple undertones in the black. I think I'll try the India ink this time.

I wonder how much it would cost to have the veneer replaced. And I wonder if veneer can be made to match the rest of the old wood. Shiny new black veneer would stand out like a sore thumb.....


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It'll look better than a Sharpie!


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I didn't know we had Sharpie furniture markers! (They all appear to be brown, though.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Sharpie furniture markers on eBay


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Hahaha. I know Min-Wax makes stain pens that can be handy but I didn't know Sharpie was getting in on it. Stain pens don't cover paint, so didn't work for my moulding. A good old fashioned India ink pen from an art/craft store might be the way to go for the piano. Test a leg first, of course!


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