Cleaning Your Case

How to Clean Your Case        

Remove the instrument from the case and start the cleaning process by either vacuuming the dust and dirt off the case or use an air compressor to blow off the dust and dirt. This will give the case a refreshed appearance and may be all that you will need to do.

For any remaining spills or unknown spots you can wash small areas of your case with warm water, liquid dish soap and a cloth rag. On grease or stubborn areas use a small drop of soap and a soft nail brush. Rub gently on the area and rinse well with warm water, mopping up the rinse water with a dry towel as you go. It may take a few soap and rinse sessions to remove grease. Allow time to air dry the case fully before use.

With extreme issues such as cat spraying or tobacco smoke saturation you can completely submerge the case in a tub of luke warm water and hand wash it with a mild liquid dish soap. Employing this cleaning method is for extremely offensive situations only!

Hang the wet case to drip and air dry. Make sure the clean case is completely dry before use.

Use a leather conditioner to restore the leather when the whole case is dry.

Odors are stubborn and you may have to use a scented soap to cover up the offending smell.

If you want to talk about this process or have any questions, give us a call at 707-768-3336.

NEVER machine wash or dry.


Blue Heron Softshell instrument cases are handmade and built to last by musicians for musicians.
Ken & Maria Jorgenson