When you are moving your piano, you are going to want to make sure that it stays in as good of condition as possible. One of the mains parts of your piano that you are going to want to protect is your keyboard. Many pianos have ivory keys and it is not cheap to replace ivory. Even if your keys are not made out of such an expensive material, you are going to want to make sure that you don't inflate your moving costs by adding in piano repair costs. Here are some tips for protecting the keys of your piano during a move.
1. Look for a Keyboard Cover
If you have a keyboard cover, you are in luck, because keyboard covers are one of the best ways to make sure that your keys stay safe while moving the piano. The hard, wooden keyboard cover will prevent anything from falling on the keys and damaging them. It will also keep all pressure during the move off the keys and disperse that pressure throughout the piano.
If you have a keyboard cover, you are going to want to make sure that it stays shut during the move. Some keyboard covers have locks. If you don't have the key for the lock, contact a locksmith before the move. If your cover does not lock, then you are going to need to figure out a way to secure it. Consider using liberal amounts of blue painter's tape, which will be able to provide mild adhesive properties that can be used to keep the keyboard cover closed, but will not harm the wood of your piano.
Before closing your keyboard cover, consider placing a clean towel over the keys to increase the overall amount of protection.
2. If You Don't Have a Keyboard Cover
If you don't have a keyboard cover, then you are going to need to make sure that you compensate by covering the keys as well as possible. If the keyboard part of your piano juts out from the piano itself, you might be able to take a long, plastic box and, by turning it sideways, place it over the keys themselves. You will definitely want to use painter's tape to secure three or four towels gently on top of the keys before putting the box over the keys.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in piano moving, like Johnson Piano Moving.Share
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