environment

watch out – danger ahead!?

The area you place your piano at is important both for the proper sound result and the protection of its body. The ideal temperature of the area in which the piano is placed, should be around 20°C and the ideal humidity between 45-70%. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid placing the piano in areas likely to adversely affect or drastically fluctuate these conditions.

It is advisable to avoid placing the piano next to walls with moisture, windows or openings likely to allow excessive air or sun to run through, air conditioners or other sources of temperature fluctuation (e.g. heaters). It is important that no source of climatic change (for cold or hot air) hits directly the piano. This can create a problem in the piano’s lacquer, its mechanism, the sound board, the strings or other parts of the body or action.

Correct conditions in the area the piano is placed mean excellent performance from the instrument.

It is also advisable to avoid placing any objects on the piano. A heavy object is most likely to cause deterioration in the varnish and/or noisy vibrations while the piano is being played. It may even cause irreparable damage on the cabinet of the instrument if this object falls by accident.

The keys must be kept clean but it is important to avoid the use of cleaning fluids and/or alcohol as it is possible to cause damage or even cracks on them. Instead of such substances, it is advisable to use wet cloth wrung well so it will not leave any moisture on the keys and wipe again with soft dry cloth.

It is important to avoid the use of chemicals or other cleaning substances and sprays for the cleaning of the polish. We recommend you use a wet cloth wrung well so it will not leave any moisture on the polish and wipe again with soft dry cloth. Avoid cleaning the dust with dry cloth or by hand as this can cause scratches on the surface of the polish.