I never checked that myself, but the cristals of sillicate used for pets commodities, are easy to find and not expensive
SIllicate gel is absorbing moisture from the air very efficiently, put an hygrometer in such bag it will read 0% moisture soon.
"real" sillicate gel bags can be find on the internet too, ready to use. (some can be dried once loaded with moisture)
Hot DC rods that would maintain a rised temperature , are also welcome I think (with an hygrostat unless the hygrometry is always above 45%)
I think that wool or silk can make an efficien moisture barrier, but the floor under the piano may need to be treated too, a simple plank laid on some 2x4 so there is some air circulating, should be enough, I am mostly thinking of concrete floors in materials that rabsorb and release humidity
Sure moths could like to eat some of the blancket but I would use one that cover the whole instrument, down to the floor.
I have seen a 1930 small grand that was never played, and was stored draped with silk or wool blanckets
The piano was just perfect, no corrosion no rust no parts blocked by humidity (it was a sad story where the child did die and the parents could not sell the piano, so they draped it (tight) and kept it for their whiole life)
protections against mices and moths of course
I did not realise you want to play there, just use the blancket when you are finished then, and of course the DC (with hygrostalsways better, just the DC against moisture is way cheaper than the complete system)
It is not big trouble to cover the piano when you are finished
Moisture barrier = wool, not cotton, may be some syntehics can do as well the cloth need to perspire to avoid condensation
Last edited by Olek; 08/03/15 12:46 PM.