Clean Pool Table Felt
If a pool table is used frequently or even not at all, the owner will eventually need to know how to clean pool table felt. If the felt is now cleaned, this may affect the trajectory of balls across the table. Little specks or dirt and chalk can hinder a game and make a pool table unusable if they stack up. Here are the important steps to ensure pool table felt is sufficiently clean.
To clean the pool table, you will need:
- Handheld vacuum
- Wet towel
- Small brush
- Pool table felt cleaner (for example, Quick-Clean)
- Clean the non-felt part. It is important to take a wet rag and wipe down the non-felt outside part of the pool table. This will prevent any dirt, dust or chalk from being knocked onto the felt during the cleaning process.
- Use a small brush. The next important step for cleaning a pool table's felt is to brush off any larger pieces of dirt or chalk. Use a small brush to make a pile and pick it up by hand or using some sort of scoop. Do not brush too hard and damage the felt.
- Use a hand-held vacuum. Use a hand-held vacuum to suck up any dirt from the pool table felt. If a hand-held vacuum is not available, a stand-up vacuum with a vacuum hose can easily be used to remove the dirt and dust.
- Use a pool table felt cleaner. At this stage, the table should actually look rather clean but there are still things that can't be seen that can affect the playing field. It is important to use a pool table felt cleaner to ensure the table is spotless and keep the felt in good condition. The most common pool table felt cleaner is Quick-Clean.
- Avoid spills. The best way to keep a pool table at its cleanest is to ensure that people do not eat or drink near it. The worst damage occurs when someone spills a drink on the felt and these steps can help with that same situation.
- Clean the pool balls. Clean them before returning them to the playing field by just wiping them with a towel.