Question by  katy (9)

How do you get a musty smell out of a piano?

My grandma gave me a smelly piano with a bad odor.


Answer by  mooman2679 (1018)

There is probably nothing that you can actually do about this, as the smell is imbedded into the wood. It will eventually air out and most of the smell would go away. Spraying anything on it will probably harm the finish.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

The best thing to do is get it in a very dry room so that it can be dried out. Polish inside and out with a good polish cleaner.


Answer by  caporfirio (804)

It depends on what type of piano that you have. You should get in touch with your local music store. They have professionals that clean instruments and know how to clean them with out destroying them. For the outside, wipe down with wood polish, that might help.


Answer by  worker8727 (21)

Vacuum out dust and loose mold. Working in small patches, wipe the wooden parts of the piano with soapy water, then plain water, then dry immediately. Polish with 3 parts mineral oil, 1 part vinegar, and a little tea tree oil. Vacuum, don't rub strings or hammers.


Answer by  answerqueen (564)

I would take some charcoal (like you use on a grille) and place inside the piano in a bowl or bucket and let it sit for a few days. The charcoal should absorb the smell.

You have 50 words left!