Our pool/snooker table cloth remains at the table unlike cues and pool balls, yet it can get dirty and when it gets dirty it impacts the play significantly. The cleaner your table felt is the more you’ll enjoy playing on it.
But then, people are quite skeptical about how they can clean a pool table felt? Is it even possible?
It’s been asked quite a few times “what can I use to clean the pool table felt?” by billiards players. The thing is, a snooker table felt is vulnerable to different types of direct particles, it could be a stain from any liquid, wax, glue, or particles on pool balls.
So in this article, I’m going to share multiple ways to clean stains, dust and chalk off the table.
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There are more than one ways to do it. I’m going to share each of them separately to avoid any clutter in your mind.
This is one of the effective ways to clean chalk off the table. It’s a typical pool table cleaning brush that has soft bristles. Don’t use abrasive brushes on your pool tables because it’s a delicate object and can be easily damaged.
Here are some tips for cleaning your pool table felt with a brush and vacuum.
Pool and snooker table felts are vulnerable to stains. No matter how hard you try to avoid them, but they can’t be avoided forever. So better be prepared to deal with them to protect your table.
The below mentioned tips will tell you how to get stains and glue out of the billiard table felt in different circumstances.
People often ask can you use carpet cleaner on the pool and snooker table to remove stains, the answer is no.
Because they can damage your table felt, remember, your billiard table felt is made of material that’s far more delicate than a carpet.
So no carpet cleaner or random liquids used for cleaning purposes.
This may sound weird but people tend to eat and drink a lot when they are playing pool or snooker. And this often results in coke stains on the pool table.
So how do you get coke out of the pool table?
The damp cloth method, which is mentioned at the top is best for it. However, if you want to hand wash your pool table felt so everything from glue, chalk and stains can be removed, it’s not a bad option.
The process of handwashing billiard table felt is the same as machine washing.
However, here, you put your table felt in a tub of cold water with detergent in it. You can also add a dab of lemon juice in it which is useful for removing stains. Allow the felt to soak in it completely.
When it’s submerged in water, massage the felt gently. After a few minutes, you can take it out and leave it to dry until it is ready to be used again.
Yes, there is no harm in washing your pool table felt in the washing machine, but it must be done the right way.
No need to rush. You must put the right amount of water in the machine and once the table felt has been submerged properly and then taken out, you must let it dry completely before putting it back on the table.
Here’s the step by step guide to wash your pool table felt in washing machine:
Just like overfilling your washing machine can distort your cloth’s shape, throwing your felt in the dryer for quick work can also shrink the fabric or cause piling. So keep the drying process natural.
Another way to clean your billiard table felt is to use Quick Clean Pool Table Cleaner. It’s a brushless, dry foam cleaner which takes little effort when you are cleaning your pool table cloth, and little time, less than 60 seconds.
All you have to do is spray it on the table and wipe off the dust. No other form of cleaning, vacuum, washing machine, or hand washing required.
You might have heard of some other methods for taking chalk off the billiard table, but taking precaution is the best of them. Don’t let debris or any kind of dust settle on your pool/snooker table felt.
Here are some of the tips for this purpose:
Billiard table felts are delicate clothes. If not handled with care, they can be easily damaged. And stains, chalks, dust remain their constant companions regardless of the fact how much we take care of them. However, by knowing the right cleaning methods to wash them we can not only regularly keep them clean but also increase their lifespan.