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I know this is an old question, but for any future readers it's worth mentioning that the damaged part in the OP's photo is called the keyslip, and it'll be easy to remove on any piano because removing it is necessary in order to get access to the action, the assembly of keys and hammers. Here's a video that explains how to remove the action, including ...


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Yes, I think it's mostly a demand issue. Matte exterior wood paint does exist: https://www.teknos.com/products/aquatop-2600-90/ (If you look at the Technical Data it shows a "Matt" finish) But this producer as far as I'm aware mainly sells to industry. Having worked in the wood window and door industry I think we only got asked for a matte finish a ...


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Is it fine if I only apply top coat to the most used (black paint) parts? To answer this generically, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Adding a clear finish such as lacquer or varnish over paint can offer increased protection, and with some paints this may be needed for the expected use. So a lot depends on the paint chosen.... some paints are more than capable ...


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When I was into model railroading as a kid, we used what was called "liquid mask" to paint onto areas that we didn't want a new coat/color of paint to adhere to. The liquid mask went on clear, so you could see what you were doing. It was very thin and would adhere to all sorts of fine details that would, literally, be impossible to mask with any ...


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As I outline in my Comment, this is a little too broad for the SE format. To answer the title query though, primer should help paint adhesion. Specifics are important though starting with the primer type and paint type, regardless if the same or different1. Other details matter, possibly more, and any or all of them may be factors when there's an unexpected ...


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I have had success (though not extensive experience) making linseed oil paint myself using boiled linseed oil from SolventFreePaint.com and pigment from EarthPigments.com. There are a lot of different recipes out there. They all use BLO and pigment; some use a thinner. I don't typically use a thinner. If I use turpentine, it's only if painting outdoors. BLO/...


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I embarked on this mission yesterday and was quite successful by using a heat gun on low heat at first. Once the paint bubbles I used rigid hand scrapper like the ones used to fill holes in walls. Once the main coat of paint was off I used an old toothbrush to apply paint stripper and left for two minutes before brushing with a small metal bristle brush that ...


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