Black Goo From the Marshes of Kelfazin
The most common and most loved color of pianos is, of course, black. Alas, not every piano is black. Some people get the hankerings for a black piano and instead of getting a new black piano or hiring professionals to refinish it, they go out and buy black paint. Much like wrapping yourself in duct tape, paint on a piano goes on easier than it comes off. And now Daniel must strip a piano of offending black paint. He first puts on citristrip. He waits for it to seep into the paint. Lastly Daniel must scrape away the tarry mess with his bare hands (and scraper)!
— Piano Technician Daniel Reinhard