Recommended Retail Price Starting at $250
Our Price Starting at $179
Standard Grand Piano Cover in Soft, Pretty, Mackintosh Fabric
The Mackintosh covers are available in brown or black. The look of the fabric is smooth and warm. Many people do not know what a Mackintosh fabric is prior to visiting this web site – it is a tightly woven material, sometimes called a waterproof drill cloth. Mackintosh cloth was invented by Charles Mackintosh of Manchester, England, as a way to have dry clothing touching a person’s skin while the outer layer of cloth fought the weather and kept moisture out. He even went so far as to put a layer of rubber between the two layers of clothing. We do not use rubber in the manufacture of our covers (like the vinyl covers mentioned above, that would hold too much heat next to the piano and cause it to go out of tune quickly) but they are water-resistant. Since the fabric is thicker than vinyl, it does offer more protection from bumps than our vinyl covers. We recommend Mackintosh fabric for higher traffic locations such as churches, schools and hotels where the risk of wear is greater than in a home.
Mackintosh fabric is a little more difficult to clean than vinyl, requiring a vacuum to clean and remove dust from the fabric. The cloth will also absorb spills and should be blotted quickly after a spill occurs. To clear the dust from the cover, many people simply take it outside and beat it with a broomstick a couple of times per year.
The reason Mackintosh fabric is such a great seller is the pleasing look it has to offer to any room. The look is softer than vinyl and less commercial than our quilted covers.