We received this piano from an antique furniture repair shop. There customer asked that this piano, which was previously an ivory white, be returned to its original walnut color. This was a chore because whomever painted the piano white stripped the original paint off first then painted it white without sealing off the grain first. So white paint is stuck in the grain. Not fun, not fun at all. So after much stripping sanding re stripping and brushing etc, etc we got enough paint out so that it would not be readily noticeable. This piano was also attacked by carpenter ants while in storage so we had our work cut out restoring soft areas. This is a family heirloom so this had to be done and done right because the piano will end up in a prominent place in the house.