Colin Batt Removals

Colin Batt Removals
4 star(s) from 2 votes

Piano Moving Specialists

Colin Batt Removals are specialist piano movers and we have been moving your pianos since 1978. We have moved thousands of pianos over the years, from uprights through windows and grands up spiral stairs, and our many customers have included Elton John, The Royal Collection Trust and even Beethoven. Colin Batt Removals was the piano mover selected to move Beethoven's original piano, made by John Broadwood & Sons, on a Europe-wide tour. The Beethoven piano is one of the oldest and most valuable instruments in the world, and we gave it the extraordinary level of care it deserved, just like we do with every piano we move.

Colin Batt Removals has built up an outstanding reputation by providing an exceptional piano removals service throughout our history and we are now the first choice for many quality piano dealerships throughout Kent, London and the South East. Many top dealers would use no-one else, with the result that we are often asked to tackle challenges that no other piano mover will take on. We have the skills, passion and experience to take care of your piano and for extra peace of mind all our pianos moves are ful

Contact Information

  • The Mill Business Park, Maidstone Road
    Ashford
    Ashford, Kent TN26 1AE
    England
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Did You Know Piano Facts



French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.