Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This Search is powered by Google
(ad)
Piano Summit 2017!
Piano Summit 2017!
Check out the itineraries!
Click for Details
Piano Summit 2017
Starts March 13 in NY!
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
43 registered (blueheeler, bennevis, Classical Pianist, bboris77, accordeur, Cassia, 8 invisible), 868 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
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
*Organs

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
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#909449 - 01/19/04 09:03 PM Cleaning Crayon from Piano
Lindy Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 233
Loc: Western NY
My 2 1/2 year old daughter took after our piano with a crayon (purple I think). The piano in question is the one in my sig line (Kawai RX-6, Satin Ebony). I've tried mild detergent and warm water with a soft cotton rag, and the stain is lessened, but I still see some long, greasy lines in the piano that refuse to come out. They mock me!

The satin finish just seems to "soak up" the waxy crayon and refuses to let it go. Any suggestions for how to safely remove it?

Thanks!
_________________________
Kawai RX-6, Satin Ebony
--------------------
Ringo - "I am the best drummer in the world."
Lennon - "He's not even the best drummer in the band."

Top
#909450 - 01/19/04 09:35 PM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 24554
Loc: Oakland
Well, recognizing that sometimes you need to take stronger measures, I would try mineral spirits (paint thinner). It dissolves wax, and shouldn't affect the finish. Try it in an inconspicuous spot first, to be sure. Use a little on a rag when the room is well-ventilated, and make sure the rag doesn't spontaneously combust when it dries.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#909451 - 01/19/04 10:19 PM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
TheloniousPunk Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 828
Loc: US
I haven't tried it, but one of WD-40's claims is that it dissolves crayon. Probably true. It does everything else they claim it does.

Top
#909452 - 01/20/04 12:18 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
lkplatow Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 218
Loc: Philly burbs
Tee hee....if I ever manage to find a piano, I'm sure I'll be the next one on here posting a question like this! At any rate, crayola's website has a very helpful interactive guide to removing any of their products from just about anything (don't ask me how I know this!)

http://www.crayola.com/canwehelp/staintips/stain.cfm

Good luck!

Lisa

Top
#909453 - 01/20/04 12:25 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
NorthAmerican Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/05/03
Posts: 340
Loc: Chicago, Illinois
And here are the instructions from Crayola's Web site on removing stains from finished wood:

Spray the surface to be cleaned with WD-40 and wipe clean with a soft cloth. If residue remains add liquid dishwashing soap to water. Wash the surface with a sponge working in a circular motion and rinse.

Top
#909454 - 01/20/04 07:35 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
Lindy Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 233
Loc: Western NY
Thanks for the tips! I'll try it when I get home from work tonight and let you know how well it works.

2 year olds are just little bundles of energy. They can be a lot of fun, but my oh my can they be naughty. You turn your back for 2 seconds...
_________________________
Kawai RX-6, Satin Ebony
--------------------
Ringo - "I am the best drummer in the world."
Lennon - "He's not even the best drummer in the band."

Top
#909455 - 01/20/04 07:37 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
fmelliott Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/23/01
Posts: 894
Loc: Virginia
Please be careful about using wd40 near a piano! It contains silicone if I remember correctly. It will contaminate pin blocks and cause fish eyes in any refinishing attempts in the near future. Keep it out of the interior of the piano especially.

Good luck.

Top
#909456 - 01/20/04 07:45 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
anacrusis Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 64
Loc: Connecticut
I sent the poster a private email but want everyone to know that Murphy's Oil Soap is a natural product that removes crayon very well. It now comes in a spray bottle. I have had tremendous luck with this product and recommend it highly, after all it is soap and nothing else.

Top
#909457 - 01/20/04 07:47 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
anacrusis Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 64
Loc: Connecticut
Rer my previous post, I do not have experience removing crayon from piano with this or any other product. Test first!

Top
#909458 - 01/20/04 09:05 AM Re: Cleaning Crayon from Piano
SamLewisPiano.com Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 635
Loc: WHITE BLUFF (Nashville area) T...
WD40 does not contain silicone. This is an old rumor that just won't die. Yes, be careful. It will NOT cause fish eye or any other finish problems. The only way it will cause pinblock problems is if it is sprayed directly on/in the block........Sam
_________________________
Since 1975; Full-time piano tuner/tech in Nashville;
Lacquer and polyester specialist.

www.SamLewisPiano.com

Top

ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
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 Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Verbal vs. Visual Memory
by guitarjunior19
02/27/17 08:38 PM
1975 Knabe Grand Piano
by JodyT
02/27/17 08:25 PM
Service manual Yamaha Clavinova clp-175
by Lyd
02/27/17 07:39 PM
Fingering Advice on movement 2 of Prokofiev PC 2
by majoreighth
02/27/17 07:16 PM
Need advice on piano purchase
by blueheeler
02/27/17 06:54 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,823 Registered Members
44 Forums
178,761 Topics
2,602,462 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 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission