Thread Number: 81627  /  Tag: Other Home Products or Autos
What kind of polish for my grand piano?
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Post# 1056443   1/4/2020 at 00:29 (182 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

I have a 1928 Marshall and Wendell grand piano and need recommendations on what to use to polish the cabinet? I have cleaned it already and go a lot of "gunk" off of the finish. The finish is lacquer so everyone please drop me a note and tell me what to use. Thanks, Gary

Post# 1056445 , Reply# 1   1/4/2020 at 00:31 (182 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Marshall and Wendell grand.

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Post# 1056449 , Reply# 2   1/4/2020 at 02:17 (182 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I only use Goddard's Cabinet Maker's Wax on my fine furniture.  Used it for over 40 years, everything gets waxed once a year and it looks and protects beautifully.


I will not use the aerosol stuff the spray bottle stuff is best.  Needs a little buffing after the initial application.  I use one cloth to spread after the furniture is sprayed and another to buff. 


interesting testament.  I had a leak in my 2nd floor bathroom shower and it dripped on my pecan dining room table for the better part of a day or so.  The polish protected the table perfectly, but I had been applying it once a year for 40+ years - no noticeable build up either.


Post# 1056458 , Reply# 3   1/4/2020 at 03:46 (182 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I had a Marshall Wendell "Parlor Grand".

I believe the Parlor Grand was 1/2 a foot shorter than a Baby Grand.

Marshall Wendell was a division of Chickering.

They are beautiful Pianos.

Post# 1056466 , Reply# 4   1/4/2020 at 09:34 (182 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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My baby grand is shiny black lacquer and my dealer told me to only use a damp cloth moistened with water.  But once out of 27 years I used car wax on the top.  It sure made it shine and hid some of the swirls that have shown up over the years.

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