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Pool Table Care
Pool Table Care

Thousands of hours have been invested in designing and building these gorgeous pool tables from the inside out and although you may never see all the unique features that give the tables a timeless inner beauty, this guide is full of table care tips that will help keep the outside looking beautiful as well.
 

Cabinet Care - Modern style tables

Synthetic surfaces, such as laminates, can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

 

Pool Table Felt Care

First and most important, always brush your felt in one direction only from head to foot, preferably with a horsehair brush. Never brush in a circular motion.

Alternate breaking and racking ends of table when possible. Avoid excessively sliding of the rack—try to rack in one motion.

Avoid excessive ball build-up in pockets. If not allowed to drop properly, balls can wear out the cloth around pockets more quickly.

Chalk is a grinding agent, so avoid chalking your cue over the table.

The jump shot or any shot directly into the felt can lead to scars or tears on the cloth.

To protect your cloth against light, dust and moisture, cover your table when not in use.

The cloth can wrinkle and become loose if subjected to extreme temperatures or humidity, regulate both.

 

Cabinet Care - Furniture Tables (Pocket tables)

Never use glass cleaner on wood surfaces, - the ammonia can chemically attack the finish.

Although the finish is durable, spills should be cleaned immediately to prevent stains or damage.

Dust natural wood cabinetry frequently. To restore original luster, use a non-residue-producing dusting agent, such as mild lemon oil.

 

Leather Pockets Care

Protect pockets from heat and light (sunlight, fireplaces, etc.) and humidity.

Do not sit or lean on pockets.

To avoid scuffing when shooting, never slide cue over pocket.

Dust pockets frequently. Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap when needed. Dry with a soft clean cloth.

Never set anything on pockets—pen ink, nail polish remover, etc., they can permanently stain pockets.

Leather pockets can be treated with saddle soap or similar product. When finished, wipe pockets thoroughly to prevent ball and cloth blemishes.

Avoid storing balls in pockets for extended periods of time. If you do, distribute balls evenly in all pockets.

 

Hardware Care / Eliminator and Black Widow

Clean table hardware components with a damp cloth. This includes rail caps, cabinet corners, table feet and leg levelers.

Brushed aluminum components should only be cleaned with Never Dull®. This finish can be scratched and dulled if other cleaners are used.

 

Accessories Care - Pool Balls

Clean balls as needed with a mild household degreaser. Dry and polish with a clean soft cloth.

Stubborn stains can be removed with a non-abrasive cleanser, such as Soft Scrub. Dry and polish with a clean soft cloth.

For a spectacular shine, after cleaning balls, apply paste wax and buff to a bright luster.

 

Accessories Care - Pool Cues

Always store cues upright in a cue rack whether it be a wall or floor rack located away from outside doors and heat vents. Because wooden cues are susceptible to warping, never lean cues against a wall or table for any length of time.

Clean cues as needed with a damp rag and mild soap. Dry and polish with a clean soft cloth.

 

A Few Pool Table Care "Nevers"

Never sit on the pool table, as it can eventually break the seal between the rails and cushions, resulting in dead cushions that produce no ball response.

Never attempt to move your table. If you do need to move your assembled table, contact a professional pool table installer/mover.

Never set drinks or food on your table.

Never place your table in direct sunlight.

Never use harsh cleaners or chemicals to clean your table.

Never smoke near your table.

Never stand on your table, as it could throw it out of level.

Never allow balls to build up in pockets.

 

 

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