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Extending The Life Of Your Piano With A Cover


Stewart Wrighter

Caring for an instrument and extending its life is one of the most important things you can do if you have invested money in the item. Nobody wants to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for something in their home, only to have it worn out and wrecked in a few years. If you have gone to the effort of owning your own instrument, it is important to protect it with a piano cover. This will keep it from all kinds of home, especially if it is located in a room in your home that gets a lot of traffic. Everyone wants to enjoy the instrument, but having it close to people means you will need to keep it clean and protected. In addition to the instrument itself, you will want to do the same for the seating. Piano bench covers extend the lives of benches so you can rest easy, only worrying about learning to play better.

There are a variety of places to purchase protective coverings for your instruments. Some are sold online and others can be purchased in stores that keep the instruments in stock. You will want to shop around a bit to make sure you are getting a good value for your investment. It is also important to look for high-quality materials and colors that will match the room’s interior. Unless you want to covered instrument to really stand out against your furniture and other decor, choose a neutral color or a color that blends well with your other furnishings.

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Another important consideration is the size. Since instrument sizes are fairly standard, you will have a relatively easy time choosing a size for covering the instrument. You still need to know the size of the instrument and take a few measurements. Most coverings are not form-fitted, but you still want to make sure you get total coverage. To make things easier, you might want to draw a rudimentary sketch of your instrument and note the length, width, and height in certain places. This will help you and the sales person make the right decision when choosing a cover.

When taking measurements, you want to make sure you are being exact. Though nothing is being built or cut, you still need to have a good idea for what the size of your instrument is. Double check your measurements before placing your order for a covering. This will ensure you will get exactly what you need the first time you order.

Finally, make sure you use the covering. Too many people buy protective items that are intended to extend the lives of their belongings and then never bother with using them. The coverings get folded up and jammed into a closet, forgotten about until it is too late. You end up ruining the expensive instrument and investing in coverings you never bothered to utilize. If you are going to go to the effort of buying an instrument and buying coverings to protect it, take the time to put the coverings on when you are not playing.

Stewart Wrighter has purchased a

piano cover

online at a discount for his church. He ordered several

piano bench covers

for his church.

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