- Piano keys eventually become soiled with accumulated oil and dirt from
fingers. To clean your white keys, use a soft cloth dampened with water and
a small amount of mild soap. Avoid solvents. Make sure the cloth is
thoroughly wrung out, and wipe the keys back-to-front rather than
side-to-side, so excess moisture and dirt will not seep down the sides of
the keys. Clean only a few keys at a time drying immediately with a clean
- Ivory keys are porous, and excessive moisture can penetrate and loosen
their glue joints. Also, a dirty or brightly colored cleaning cloth can
transfer stains into the ivory.
- Clean sharps in the same manner, but use a separate cloth for painted
wooden sharps to avoid black stains on the white keys.
Full set of new key caps installed $325
New ivory is no longer available. Limited supplies of old used ivory
are available for individual replacements at
$10 each installed. Matching yellowed ivory may not be possible. Old yellow
ivory can be sanded on glass with 600 paper then buffed with ivory compound to
whiten and restore luster. If more then 10 ivory are chipped or
missing it is usually recommended to replace the set with new key caps.