What should I use to clean my piano keys so that they don't get greasy or sticky? I notice some dust on them but not sure what to use.

  • Washing and drying hands prior to playing should ensure no grease or dirt. And of course, always keep away from children... Dust - use a duster.
    – Tim
    Jan 17, 2020 at 10:41
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    How often do people play that piano? The dust makes me think it isn't played that often.
    – Dekkadeci
    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:17

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I have always used warm soapy water on a wash cloth, not dripping, for dirt and grease, and then I dry it with a soft towel. For dust and loose dirt, I use a vacuum cleaner with a dust brush attachment and I focus on the spaces between the keys as well as the tops of the keys. For the piano cabinet I just use a tack cloth to keep it clean.

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