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After School Equipment Clean Up with BKF

August 18, 2021

After-school equipment clean-up can be quite a challenge sometimes. Depending on the activity, there are so many different items to clean – musical instruments, sports equipment, etc. Here are a few tips on how to clean all the stuff they use during their extracurriculars.

After School Equipment Clean Up

Back-to-school means back to after school activities, and you know what that means. After school messes. Saxophones, trumpets, trombones smeared with grime. Football cleats, track shoes, and sneakers covered in dirt and dead grass. Metal gym equipment coated with sweat and more. BKF can make after-school clean-up manageable. Let’s get down to the brass… brass instruments that is.

How to Clean a Saxophone

Here’s what you’ll need to clean a saxophone or any brass instrument. I play in a weekend warrior band and one of the instruments I play is a trombone. Believe me, a trombone can get grimy in a small club. For a quick wipe down after a gig I like to use BKF MORE Spray + Foam on the foam setting because it holds to vertical and horizontal parts of the instrument. The foam doesn’t slide off the slide!

Here’s All You Need to Clean a Saxophone (or a Trombone)

As Easy as Playing a C note

  • Wet the brass using a damp cloth or sponge
  • Apply BKF Powdered Cleanser or Soft Liquid Cleanser to the sponge
  • Apply to the brass instrument
  • Let it sit for one minute
  • Clean the surface using a soft sponge
  • Rinse
  • Use a soft dry towel to dry and polish
  • Repeat as needed

Pro Tip: To reach hard to access areas, gently use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Cleaning Football Cleats, Track Shoes, and Sneakers

As you might have figured out, I like BKF MORE Spray + Foam. It’s quick, easy to use, and gets the job done. Please note that before you clean any footwear that we do not recommend our products on leather. If you’re not sure of the upper material test a small spot inside the shoe or under the tongue.

Cleaning Sports Footwear with More Spray + Foam  

  • Dampen a non-abrasive sponge
  • Remove laces from the shoes
  • Set to foam and coat the non-leather shoe parts, including the sole and cleats
  • Let it sit for one minute
  • Clean off the foam with a soft sponge
  • Wipe with a soft, damp cloth
  • Allow the shoes to air dry (If you’re in a hurry because your daughter is late for track practice you can throw the shoes into your clothes dryer, just not the cleats!)

Pro Tip: To clean your shoelaces fold the laces and place them on a clean cloth. Spray a sponge with BKF Foam and Spray set to spray. Pull the laces through the sponge, squeezing them against the laces as you pull. You may have to repeat this a couple of times to clean both sides of the lace.

Cleaning Metal Sports Equipment with BKF

Metal sports equipment includes bats, golf clubs, home gym apparatus, and more. Most metal sporting equipment can be cleaned with our products, but even more than that, our products can remove rust and bring old equipment back to life!

For stainless steel, we suggest our Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish. Designed to remove grime, oil, fingerprints, and more, it’s easy to use. Simply shake before using, and then wipe it with a soft cloth or paper towel. For a heavier stained surface, allow the BKF to sit for one minute before wiping dry.

Here’s a fan cleaning an old golf club with More Spray + Foam. “Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning golf clubs is also super easy and quick! If you’d like to see the quick one-minute YouTube video.”

After School Equipment Clean Up with BKF Never Ends

Back-to-school means the kids are back to after-school activities. Whether it’s Liam’s saxophone he plays in the marching band or Chelsea’s soccer cleats, the kiddos’ equipment needs almost daily cleaning. Thank goodness BKF is here to help. Now if you could just get the kids to use it.


About the Author

Randy Clark is a speaker, coach, and author. He publishes a weekly blog at Randy Clark Leadership.com. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek, and on weekends (after COVID-19), he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of the Amazon bestseller The New Manager’s Workbook, a crash course in effective management.

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