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Fandrich & Sons provides several choices for refinishing of your piano. We offer the traditional black finish in a hand rubbed satin lacquer and a clear finish in a hand rubbed satin lacquer. We can change your piano's current finish to a colored wood or black satin.

During the black lacquer process, the existing finish is stripped from the piano using a mild, non-destructive stripping method. Next, the piano case and parts are washed, dried, sanded and prepped. Any repair work is done at this time. We then apply a pore filler to reduce the amount of wood pores that may be visible in the finish. The filler is then sanded smooth and reapplied if necessary. Several coats of wood sealer are applied before the color coat. This is sanded smooth and will keep the color coat from being absorbed by the wood. Color coat is applied. The color coat is allowed to dry and is hand rubbed in a three step process to achieve a beautiful satin finish.

The clear lacquer process differs from the black only when applying the color. At Fandrich & Sons, we use uv resistant, non-grain raising stains in primary colors only (red, yellow, blue and black). This gives us the ability to match any natural wood color you choose for your piano's new finish. This color stage is applied after any needed repair work and before any sealer.

When a piano is constructed at the factory to have a black finish, the wood parts used are not always the same wood type. When changing these piano's to a wood finish, there may be some parts that contain varying grain patterns than that of the primary wood. On this type of piano, a darker stain color is recommended.

We realize that a complete refinish is outside the budget for some and we can provide excellent alternatives to bring back the beauty of your piano's existing finish. The options available to you will depend on the current condition of your piano's finish. Please contact us for more information.

"Leather...why do I think of a thick piece of rich brown leather when I play our Fandrich piano? Something about sinking into a chord, reaching the firm bottom of the keys, and feeling there's still...something THERE, some deeper resource of sound, some musical dimension I can still push into. We purchased our brushed mahoghany 6'1" piano over a year ago, and we've had it tuned several times. And now the strings have stretched, and it's settled in, and it's a wonder. You get the glistening sound with high scale runs, the clarity of the middle range, and the sense of falling off something when you hit big bass octaves. I haven't the exquisite ear that can tell a Baldwin from a Steinway, and those two from half a dozen other brands. I can only say that for the money, our piano can't be beat: in looks and sound, it projects itself like an instrument that is tens of thousands of dollars more expensive. Some friends of ours bought an elegant six and a half foot Steinway; it was grand for a while, but at its best--and it cost twice what ours did--it couldn't match what we've got. So...after a year and a half, no complaints. Much praise to Fandrich & Sons."

-- John Brown
Bellingham, WA