Project of the month - November 2021

1 November 2021

This image shows the restored piano of our project of the month November 2021.
Restoring a piano with Rubio Monocoat? Sounds like music to our ears!

Musikhaus Ortel is a small company that specialises in restoring pianos. For this purpose they often use the products of Rubio Monocoat. Their newest project is once again a gem: the music lovers had the chance to restore a 100-year-old piano from the south of Germany.

The restoration

A piano of 100 years old has had to endure a lot already. A restoration from time to time is therefore definitely advisable. Holger Becker from Musikhaus Ortel in Friedberg is specialised in such restorations and uses an artisanal restoration process. His last project was called “Tabler” and is a piano that dates from the 1920s.

The piano is made from cherry wood and oak veneer. The musical instrument was first completely restored technically, including new strings, after which it was sanded and then protected with Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C Pure. That way the piano is ready to be played again. Furthermore, Holger wanted a more modern look for the piano. That’s why he decided to keep some of the old French polish in the deeper pores.

Curious to see the ‘before and after’ photos? Then marvel at the project below!
Here we show the before and after photos of the restored piano.

Tip of the month: Go eco

Do you want to protect and colour your wooden interior surface? Then choose a VOC free product. After all, products without VOCs don’t contain any harmful substances which are released during the application and which increase the greenhouse effect. Perfect for your indoor wood ánd ecological! Moreover, thanks to the certificates Food Contact Compliance, Toy Safety and Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold you know that the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C interior wood oil is extra safe and ecological.

P.S. Are you crazy about the piano? Then you can still buy him on the website of Musikhaus Ortel!

This collage image shows the piano that was restored with Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C.

Project name: Restored piano
Location: Friedberg, Germany
Product: Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C
Colour: Pure
Wood Type: Cherry wood and oak veneer
Sent in by: Musikhaus Ortel (Holger Becker)

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Warm regards,
The Rubio Monocoat Head Office
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