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Need to paint my digital piano - it is soooooo ugly! Any tips as to how the heck I do it?

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loomer Wed 29-Jul-09 20:47:02

After living with/turning a blind eye to my Clavinova and the sheer aesthetic distress that it causes me every time I see it, I have decided that it is now time to Take Action. I need to improve it without obviously compromising the sound or the actual workings of it, so I'm thinking a good paint job would be a start...

...the cabinet is mostly made of that nasty black formica type stuff that abounded in eighties 'black ash' furniture, do you think I could sand it lightly and paint it? Or will I end up with a god-awful bodge job mess on my hands?

I feel sure that somebody somewhere must have attempted something similar, but Google says no.

southeastastra Wed 29-Jul-09 20:55:09

do you play it alot? grin

can't you just stick some stars on it to liven it up?

loomer Wed 29-Jul-09 21:02:10

Yeah, I play it quite a bit, but it's currently in my DDs bedroom, which means I can't play it in the evenings (when I would be most likely to practise).

However, we're about to move house, and in the new place I'd like to have it in the living room - but the thought of having to look at its great hulking black mass next to my terribly tasteful farrow and ball colour scheme is very upsetting. Covering it in stars will only work if they are very tastful stars.

loomer Wed 29-Jul-09 21:04:44

Having said that, I'm quite up for doing something slightly quirky with it. But only if I can really pull off the quirkiness in a style which Kirsty Allsop would approve of.

southeastastra Thu 30-Jul-09 16:51:16

bump again for you

Aymd Sun 17-Jun-18 07:01:25

Hi Loomer, you wrote about painting your electric piano nearly 10 years ago - I was wondering if you ever did mange it? I want to do the same!

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Sun 17-Jun-18 09:25:51

Have you looked at what they call ' cupboard paint', I.e. for painting Formica kitchen cupboards? That might well work. I've used it on some horrible Formica wardrobe doors and dd used it on some even more horrible old kitchen cupboards, until they could afford to replace them.

I do sympathise though. I had my very very old acoustic piano that was on its very last legs, according to tuner, converted to a digital because I couldn't bear the look of any reasonably priced replacement and the ancient wooden cabinet is lovely, so I couldn't bear to junk it.
The new digital innards weren't exactly cheap, but from the outside nobody could possibly tell the difference.

Mosaic123 Sun 17-Jun-18 11:30:37

Could you get it an amazing throw to cover it? Fake fur perhaps?

FizzyFeet Sun 17-Jun-18 22:19:51

Annie Sloan chalk paint would be worth a try... it's meant to be able to go on just about anything.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Mon 18-Jun-18 09:11:49

I meant melamine in pp, not Formica, though not sure they're very different.

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