Having a pool table located in a home, a pub, a games room, or any establishment for that matter, not only provides an immediate form of great entertainment but can enhance the overall appearance of a room. Although having said this, in order for a pool or snooker table to be a smart and attractive feature of a room, it needs to be in good condition and be well-maintained, as there is nothing quite like an old, shabby and beer-stained pool table to decrease the overall look and tone of a room.
If you own a pool table and are keen to keep it in good condition and by doing so, prolong its life, then take a look at the following advice on how to clean a pool table.
Remove all of the balls and clean them
Before you begin to clean your pool table, it is important that you remove all the balls from both the green felt and the pockets. Now is a good opportunity to clean the balls by giving them a wipe with a soft damp cloth.
Brush the table down
In order to really get all the dust, chalk residue and grime out of the pool table’s felt, it is advisable to use a brush that is specifically designed for pool and snooker tables. These brushes typically comprise of bristles of two different lengths – longer bristles around the edges and shorter ones in the middle.
Brush down the railings around the side of the table first and then move on to the felt top, as this will ensure that the dust from the railings does not fall on the felt after you have brushed it. Start from the centre of the table and work your way into the outside, sweeping any debris out of the nearest pockets.
Vacuum the pockets
The nets on the pockets of a pool table can collect unwanted dirt and dust and therefore require a thorough clean fairly frequently. In order to maintain the condition of your table’s pockets vacuum them using a long and thin nozzle application on the vacuum cleaner.
Polish the wood
There is nothing quite as grand and impressive than an upmarket games room, pub or living room with a gleaming pool table in it. In order to make your pool table look as grand as possible, it is important that you polish all the areas that are made out of wood.
Use a quality wood polish on the legs, railings and sides and give the wood a good bit of buffing up to make it particularly gleaming.
Sharon Williams wrote this article about cleaning pool tables on behalf of simplypoolandsnooker.co.uk