How to replace a damaged piano key?

The piano is a musical instrument that can be used to accompany a singer, but also to compose sounds.

During its use, it is not uncommon to see a key being removed or cease to function. In this case, it is important to know the necessary tricks in order to replace the key.

We will talk a little more about this in the following.

Opening the piano to access the keys

This is the most difficult part of the replacement process. Indeed, it is important to remove the old knob from the piano without damaging the wood.

To do this, you must first open the top of your music tool, then remove the part of the cabinet that covers the keys. It is still called a fallboard.

You must also remove all other parts that prevent you from having access to the keys to be replaced.

Note that this procedure also depends on the model of piano you have.

Depending on the model, it will be sufficient to open the vertical case, alone or in addition to that the grand piano fallboads for a grand piano model. You will need tools such as a screwdriver, sandpaper and file.

After removing the fallboard, you will then need to remove the keyboard from your piano. This is the panel that is on the piano, just in front of the keys for a standard model.

For grand models, removal is a little easier. Actually, you have to go under the piano to remove the blocks at the end to access the keyboard.

Removing the key and replacing it

Once you have removed the keyboard from the piano, you will use the blade and sandpaper to remove the rest of the damaged key.

Then you will need to put a thin layer of cement or glue on top of the new key. Note that the glue must become sticky on the key before you proceed to replace the key.

After this step, the fingerboard must be carefully placed on the key, adjusting the edges properly.

The edges and positioning must be correct before you press the top of the fingerboard. You should hold both parts for a minute or two to ensure a good bond.

If you notice that the edges are not uniform, you should file them down with a file file. The alignment must be perfect, otherwise you will start the process again.