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Reidy's Home Of Music

Feilden St
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 1LN
England

Reidys home of Music was established in 1922 and is still a family run business today.

Rimmers Music (Blackburn)

53-55, Darwen St
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 2BL
England

We have been Established 30 years and have a vast knowledge of the Music Industry from purchasing, advising, performing, supporting, managing, ...

Time & Tune (Blackburn)

Eldon Place
53 Preston New Road
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 6AY
England

Established in 1986, Time and Tune has a reputation for the high quality and range of its products and for the Time and Tune of Blackburn - image of ...

Reidy's Home of Music Ltd Piano Hire

1 Nab Lane
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 1LN
England

Reidy' piano's now established over 100 years. We hire piano's from new black ebony Yamaha upright's right up to grand piano's. We cater from all ...

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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.