Restoration, Re-Building & Reconditioning


Professional piano restoration, re-building and re-finishing for Irish customers nationwide. A full piano restoration or reconditioning involves taking your piano to our workshop for three weeks. To book a restoration, call Cathal O'Briain on 0871497607

Restoration work may include:
Piano re-building and high quality refinishing. Repairs (cracks, scratches, damaged surfaces). French polishing, spray painting, variety of lacquer finishes. Colour matching, gloss and matt finishes. Stripping, Cleansing, Oiling and Waxing. Veneer Repair, replacement, and marquetry veneering. Internal overhaul, service, regulation, voicing and repair. Repair and refinishing the soundboard. Frame repair, re-guilding, and re-shimming. Spring, felt, leather, buckskin, and pad replacement. Key top repair, buffing, and/or replacement. Hammer head and shank repair, and/or replacement. Pedal Lyre rebuilding, and/or replacement. Fabric repair, banding, and re-lining the back section. Internal pressure blasting and lubricating the points. Cast bronze installation, artist plaques, gold, brass, and copper. Mother of Pearl repair, and/or replacement. Piano stool repair and restoration of wood and fabric. Castor wheel repair, and/or replacement. Makers logo enhancement, and/or replacement. Gold and silver filigree repair and touch-up's.


O'Briain Pianos provide basic restoration services in your home without the piano being taken away to workshop.
Here is what's involved in the process:

Case is lightly stripped, oiled and waxed (refreshing the wood and bringing back shine).
Brass trimmings, screws, pedals, and manufacturers logo are refinished.
Name board felt is removed and replaced with a new one (brown, red or blue).
Case is repaired (cracks, scratches, damaged surfaces are filled).
Keys and action are removed; piano is thoroughly cleaned and pressure blasted.
Free play is removed from keys, action, rods and pedals.
Castor wheels lubricated and replaced if necessary.

Tapes, springs and felts are replaced if necessary.
Internal points and moving parts are lubricated.
Hammers, jacks and dampers are re-aligned.
Hammers are voiced where necessary.
Pins are tightened where necessary.
Pedals are regulated and repaired.
Piano is regulated and fully tuned.


Total Cost: 500


 Upright Piano French Polishing/Re-Spraying Cost: 900
Baby Grand Piano French Polishing/Re-Spraying Cost: 1,500
Grand Piano French Polishing/Re-Spraying Cost: 2000
Key Top Replacement Cost: 150




Call: 0871497607   General Enquiries: obriainpianos@gmail.com


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