A question I am often asked is how to clean a pool table?
How to Clean a Pool Table
Most English 8 ball pool tables have a napped cloth which needs to be brushed in a certain direction. If you run your palm over a newly recovered pool table, you can feel the nap runs from the white ball line up the table. Feel the cushion at the white ball end to see which way the nap runs. Using a bristle brush, sweep the debris from under the cushion in the same direction as the nap. Once this is done, start brushing from the white ball end directing all the debris towards the two bottom pockets. Make sure that you brush in the same direction all of the time. By doing so the nap on the cloth will lay flat rather than fluff up, which will make the balls run faster.
The best pool table brushes are made from pure bristle with splayed out ends to help brush all the fluff and dirt from under the cushions.
By cleaning your pool tables after each session you will keep your cloth in tip top condition and will extend its lifespan.
If any form of fluid spills on your pool table then it needs to be dealt with straight away. If you catch the spill quick enough get some kitchen towel and place over the spill do not rub as napped cloth does not react well to rubbing. Keep repeating this process and hopefully the spill will be removed from the cloth.
If the spill is more dried in, get yourself a bowl of non soapy warm water and a clean white cotton cloth. Place the semi wrung out cloth of warm water over the spill. Then place a dry, absorbent cloth or kitchen towel over the area until all the excess fluid has been drawn up into the cloth.
The simplest way to avoid cleaning spills on your pool table is not to place drinks around the edge in the first place. Also, always keep the pool table covered when not in use.
If you have any questions on cleaning your pool table which I have not covered then please contact me at www.simplypoolandsnooker.com and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.