How to clean and sanitize the Piano keyboard

By: Peterson

On this page, you will find tips on cleaning the keyboard, which is particularly important in these times, especially in places where the instrument is not intended for the exclusive use of a single pianist. It should be noted that there are certified keyboard disinfectant cleaning products on the market. However, home-made easy solutions can be used safely and effectively. Everybody knows the most important rule: We should always wash our hands thoroughly before touching the piano keyboard. In this video, you can see the cleaning/sanitizing method suggested by a Fazioli Dealer.



His "recipe" is as follows:
- 150ml of water
- 3 ml of dish detergent
- 2 ml of disinfectant solution (hand certified sanitizing solution)

As you can see in the video, the liquid should never be sprayed directly on the keys but a small amount of liquid should be poured (or sprayed) onto a cloth.
Don't use a "horizontal" movement on the keyboard, but clean key by key vertically (in the video you can see that very well).
It's recommendable to clean one octave at a time, so you can immediately pass a dry and soft cloth, with the same procedure, to dry any trace of liquid as soon as possible.

After consulting with the manufacturers of our keyboards, we came to the conclusion that an even simpler solution is equally effective, composed by:
- 30% of "90 denatured alcohol"
- 70% of distilled water
We recommend NOT to use alcohol concentration higher than 30%.
The cleaning and drying process to be adopted remains the same as shown in the video.

In any case, in order to avoid damaging the key cover, especially the black keys ebony, it is important not to rub the surface too vigorously,

We hope these indications are useful and invite you to contact us for any clarification if need.