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How to clean piano keys please...........know it has to be done but how ????

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Thehusbandsatcricketagain Thu 22-Sep-11 22:22:09

no idea what to do,furniture gets done with lemon oil polish,kitchen gets blasted with dettol,rest of the house what ever comes to hand

so the keys I am assuming needs none of the above,so what do I clean them with please & ta muchly grin

Ponders Thu 22-Sep-11 22:24:23

I do ours, once in a blue moon, with a damp ecloth

I think I heard once they should be wiped with milk???? but I might have dreamt that.

ecloth does the job anyway

HTH smile

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Thu 22-Sep-11 22:26:01

hmmmm goes to google ecloth ...........

faverolles Thu 22-Sep-11 22:27:42

My GM used to dampen a cloth with milk. I think it helps keep them White. She used diluted vinegar occasionally too.

Ponders Thu 22-Sep-11 22:29:54

microfibre cloth maybe?

I think ecloth might be a brand - they're about £5 each from Lakeland, but you can get them in multipacks from eg aldi for about 99p

(I love them anyway, they are the best cleaners smile)

Driftwood999 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:33:14

Check that they are not ivory before using any chemicals.

Ponders Thu 22-Sep-11 22:43:13

I think I heard that actual ivory needs to be wiped with milk - also that you need to keep the lid up at all times

(but if you keep the lid up they get much dirtier...)

LittleMissWoodscommaElle Thu 22-Sep-11 22:52:19

Don't use polish, your fingers will slip and slide all over the place for ages afterwards.

I just use a damp cloth.

AgentProvocateur Thu 22-Sep-11 23:32:21

DS uses brasso on ours - not sure what the keys are made of, but it's a pretty old piano.

babartheelephant Thu 22-Sep-11 23:48:01

Lemon juice on my ivory keys then polish with duster

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Fri 23-Sep-11 13:20:18

many thanks for the replies,will work out if the keys are ivory first then see which of the above methods works grin

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