Today I’m excited to share a video tutorial on how to paint a piano! I asked received several questions in my Instagram Stories last week about the progress and I’m going to answer all of them, including what type of paint to use, what type of brush to use, how to prep the surface, how to paint around the keys, hinges and other difficult areas, and if painting affects the sound.
I recently painted my piano as part of a room refresh I did. This is the second time I have painted our piano and the process isn’t too much different than painting furniture which I used to do all the time for local vintage fairs!
Here is the before shot of what our piano looked like before it’s most recent paint job:
We had it this lighter gray color for about 4 years and I felt it was time for a bolder change!
I love the look now! The paint color is Behr Graphic Charcoal in a matte finish.
Click the image below to watch the video tutorial!
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Did you use a sealant?
I didn’t. So far it’s held up great! But if you were worried you could use a water-based top coat, like Verathan’s Water-Based Polyurethane with a matte finish. Apply with a brush and do 2-3 thin coats (I would focus more attention on the top of the piano where things are placed).
I love the look with the mirror. Would you mind sharing what size the mirror is?
Its old from Target. They still sell a similar one about the same size here: https://rstyle.me/+sCiGeWRcBPkq5A0aOZWzcw
Roughly how long did this process take
Jillian Rinaldi says
Where can I find that rug? I love it!