|Forum topic by SteveTaylor||posted 09-18-2012 10:06 PM||676 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-18-2012 10:06 PM
A friend asked me if I can repair the top of his piano….
The problem is not the lacquer finish, its that its 20 years old, and half of the top (where it was folded over) is the origional dark stain, and the half that was exposed to sunlight streaming in the window for 20 years is far, far lighter. The origional is a very dark maroon stain, and the damaged part looks like light oak. He wants the repair to match the damaged color, not the origional (the rest of the piano has the lighter color from the UV damage)
If it were solid wood, I would just strip it down, sand it back to base, and refinish. The problem is that its veneer, so I’m afraid that I’ll sand through to the substrate.
Is it possible to lighten the origional stain to match the damaged part (or at least close)? Or am I getting in way over my head.
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