Circa 1900 Art Case Antique Steinway & Sons Piano


Restored Nickelodeon

Piano refinishing and restoration serving the greater Washington DC,

Maryland, and Virginia Area since 1976


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Kevin E. Hancock, Inc. 2005-2022
all rights reserved


~Publications & Articles~

Here is a collection of published finishing, refinishing, and piano restoration articles.  Many folks have asked for copies, so I have made them available from this web page.  I have scanned them and created an Adobe, ".PDF" file.  You can zoom in on the text for easier reading with the pdf format. These are large files and will need a high speed connection for easier download.

As time permits, I will add new and previously published articles.

Copyright by Kevin E. Hancock, Inc. 2005-2018 all rights reserved

Piano Technicians Journal Series

This is a series of 6 articles published in the Piano Technicians Journal.  The series was awarded "The Jack Greenfield Award" in June 2007, in recognition of outstanding research and writing for a Continuing Series in the PTG Journal.

~Journal Cover Design by Nancy Woodman - Foxbrier Studios~


Part 1- Published December 2005 

~Piano Protection & Finish Removal~

Part 2 - Published February 2006

~Veneer & Cabinet Repair~

PTG Articles # 1 and # 2

 PDF (908 k)

Published July 2006

PTG Article # 3 - Colorants and Grain faking

PDF (438K)

Published December 2006

PTG Article # 4 - Paste Filler and Finishing

PDF (600k)

Published February 2007

PTG Article # 5 Rubbing the Finish

PDF (580k)

Published June 2007

PTG Article # 6 Assembly & Detailing

PDF (800k)



"Steps to a Quality Piano Refinishing Part 1" (Web Page)

 Published December 2005

"Steps to a Quality Piano Refinishing Part 2" (Web Page)



Professional Refinishing Magazine

"Finish Rubbing Article"

Published August 2001

PDF Version  (1.14 MB)

"Paste Wood Filler Article"

Published June 2002

PDF Version (1.8MB)

"Glazing Article"

Published April 2001

PDF Version (21 MB)



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