Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
160 registered (AndrewJCW, anotherscott, Albunea, ajames, accordeur, 40 invisible), 1695 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1241105 - 07/31/09 04:33 PM Gold decal replacement?
Kevin V Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 5
Hello I recently got an upright piano, but it was painted the ugliest green I've ever seen, so I've been stripping it off and plan to leave it as a lacquered wood, however while i was stripping the flip down piece i went over the pianos decal and was kinda disappointed in myself smirk. so i was wondering if anybody would know how to order or maybe a good diy method to restore it? the piano is Weber (was partially taken off with the New York) underneath it. hopefully not some sort of collectors..eep, thanks in advance

(ad 568) PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#1241113 - 07/31/09 04:42 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Kevin V]
Silverwood Pianos Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4263
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada

For piano decal repairs, this guy will sell you the original replacement.They come with instructions on how to do a varnish transfer decal.

Dan Silverwood
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

#1241154 - 07/31/09 05:48 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
Kevin V Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 5
i <3 Him^

#1241180 - 07/31/09 07:01 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Kevin V]
Bob Online   content
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4021
Or....Decals Unlimited 651-429-4465

#1241196 - 07/31/09 07:21 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Bob]
daniokeeper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 1176
Loc: PA
As I remember, some of the old Weber uprights actually had a decal that was an endorsement from Paderewski on the underside of the lid. It's a paragraph or two long. Be careful stripping the paint here... I doubt you'll be able to find a replacement for this particular decal.

Edited by daniokeeper (07/31/09 07:26 PM)
Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair

#1241241 - 07/31/09 09:01 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: daniokeeper]
daniokeeper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 1176
Loc: PA
You might be interested in this:

The programs for these concert tours are at the Research Collection, New York Public Library, Performing Arts Division. Copies at the Polish Music Center. The tours of 1899-1905 were sponsored by Steinway Pianos whose advertising appeared in them; the tour of 1907-1908 was sponsored by Weber piano.


This is at the bottom under "Notes".

A Google search under 'paderewski weber piano' will return many more results.
Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair

#1241291 - 07/31/09 10:59 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: daniokeeper]
Kevin V Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 5
thanks yall, good community here :>

#1241643 - 08/01/09 03:27 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Bob]
Dale Fox Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 1121
Loc: Nor California Sacramento area
Originally Posted By: Bob
Or....Decals Unlimited 651-429-4465

Use this one. If you've never done a varnish transfer(and even if you have) you'll prefer Decals Unlimited. MUCH more likely to succeed.
Dale Fox
Registered Piano Technician

#1241670 - 08/01/09 04:11 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Dale Fox]
Kevin V Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/30/09
Posts: 5
what should i coat the piano with once im done stripping? shellac, varnish, lacquer etc?

#1241700 - 08/01/09 04:49 PM Re: Gold decal replacement? [Re: Kevin V]
daniokeeper Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 1176
Loc: PA
It depends on what you are comfortable working with, whether it matters if the piano is refinished out of it's period, durability, etc.

If you've completely removed the old finish, you might want to consider filling the pores first before finishing... especially if you are going for a high-gloss look. Though aesthetic opinions will vary, I've always thought it's best to use a filler that is darker than the color of the wood after staining.

You might also want to investigate various glazing techniques in case various pieces don't have a good color match after staining.

You don't necessarily need to use oil stains. You could use aniline dye... with GLOVES!

If you choose shellac, you could use certain alcohol-based aniline dyes in dedicated bottles of shellac for glazing.

If you buy shellac at the store premixed, check for an expiration or mixing date to make sure you won't have drying problems. (If there is no expiration or mixing date, do not buy it.... no matter what the salesman tells you.) It can be safer to just make your own from scratch. Also, apply shellac in low humidity. Also, if you use shellaxc, you could investigate various methods of French polishing, using 4-F pumice as a filler.

If the piano has a matching bench, you could practice on that first.

Do not refinish the soundboard and back unless you really know what you are doing.

Edited by daniokeeper (08/01/09 05:28 PM)
Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair


Moderator:  Piano World 
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Chopin op 25 12, how many months to play at tempo?
by rov
12/01/15 04:54 PM
Sheet music on the 18th century
by Young Musician
12/01/15 04:22 PM
Aggregate Difficulty Rankings for Beethoven Sonatas
by preludetr
12/01/15 03:48 PM
Hoping to buy a digital piano
12/01/15 03:48 PM
How much to crane up 12 stories or up the stairs?
by sam abdel
12/01/15 03:39 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,623 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,732 Topics
2,471,658 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission