Asked on Jun 12, 2015

The laminate on my piano is peeling back around the edges.

Linda Sparks
by Linda Sparks
I have no idea what type glue or the proper steps to take to reattach it and make it look right. I'v never had a piece of furniture do this before. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  6 answers
  • CK CK on Jun 12, 2015
    My husband and I have a piano tuning/repair/rebuilding business. This is pretty common especially if any water got on/under the veneer. If the veneer is there you can try to sort of squish glue under it and clamp it down if possible. If the veneer is missing, you'll have to either get some replacement veneer (not always easy to find to match) or other options are available. This is a bit tricky no matter how you do it but you may want to try super glue for this process. I'm curious say, it's peeling back around the edges. What edges? Where? If it's close to any if the playing parts, you'll definitely not want to get glue of any kind in there! It could be a disaster :-( Could you attach a photo or two? That would help.
  • Linda Sparks Linda Sparks on Jun 12, 2015
    Thank you for the response Connie. No water at all has gotten to it. The inside temperature of the house may have gotten up too high 80+, not much over, is the ONLY thing I can imagine. It's an upright electronic and none of the playing parts are exposed. I'm going to make some pictures and post them later. It is in another location at the moment. Thanks again. Will get back to you ASAP.
  • Glenda Robinson Glenda Robinson on Jun 13, 2015
    you can use heave duty contack glue its sold at walmart its less of a mess and easy to use follow direction on can u will be ok
  • Linda Gibson Linda Gibson on Jun 13, 2015
    Im not sure about pianos but on my dog feeder which my husband helped building we are often faced with the laminate trim peelingbecause edges often get wet. We use a warm iron to activate the glue that's on the laminate I hope it works
  • Linda Sparks Linda Sparks on Jun 13, 2015
    Thanks everyone for the great suggestions on reattaching the laminate to my piano. I was about to get in a panic but thanks to you guys, looks like it will be an easy fix. -)
  • Amma Amma on Jul 23, 2022

    I have a baby grand. About 30 years old.

    The lamination is cracking in a couple of places. No water gets near it. It is inside living room.