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Pool Table Cloth Care
A new pool table cloth can considerably affect ball roll until it is broken in. This is entirely normal, but you can assist the break-in process by brushing the cloth as frequently as possible during the first three months of use. Always brush the cloth in the same direction towards the end of the pool table and never in a circular motion. The cloth may be gently vacuumed using an upholstery attachment, again in one direction. To effectively protect your pool table cloth against dust, light and moisture, it should be covered when not in use. If subjected to excessive levels of humidity or temperature, the cloth can become wrinkled or loose, and this needs to be monitored.
Excessive ball build-up, or storage, in pool table pockets should be avoided, as the balls will wear out the cloth around the pockets if they are prevented from dropping properly. Avoid chalking cues over the pool table cloth as chalk has an abrasive, grinding quality. It would need to be remembered that certain types of shot, for example the masse or the jump shot, can cause tears in the cloth.
Wooden Pool Tables and Wood Finishes
Natural wooden surfaces should be dusted frequently. The original sheen on wood and wood finishes can be restored by using a non-residue forming dusting agent, such as mild lemon oil. Glass cleaner must never be used on wooden pool tables as the ammonia can chemically damage the finish. Spills on wood should be cleaned up immediately to prevent staining.
Care of Pool Table Pockets
Pockets can be easily damaged and so your pool table should be situated away from sources of direct or excessive heat and light. The pockets should never be sat or leant on, nor should the cue be slid over the pockets when shooting as this will cause scuffing. Examine the pockets frequently for loose tacks or staples, as these may damage the balls. Pool table pockets should be dusted often and cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap if necessary, then dried properly. Never set anything on the pockets as certain substances will permanently mark them. Saddle soap, or a similar product, may be used to maintain leather pockets, but the pockets will need to be wiped thoroughly after treatment to prevent ball or cloth blemishes. Balls should not be stored in the pockets for any length of time.
Hardware and Accessory Care
Rail caps, cabinet corners, table feet, leg levellers, and all other pool table hardware should be regularly cleaned using a clean, damp cloth. Pool balls can be cleaned whenever necessary using a mild household detergent, then dried and polished with a soft, clean cloth. Stubborn marks can be removed using a non-abrasive cleaning product. For a perfect shine, apply paste wax to pool balls after cleaning, then buff to a bright lustre. Any synthetic surfaces, such as vinyl, can be cleaned using a mild detergent.
Pool Cue Care
Pool cues should always be stored upright in a rack located away from exterior walls, doors or heating appliances and vents. Pool cues are prone to warping and must never be leant against a wall or pool table for any significant length of time. They can be cleaned as often as needed with a clean, damp cloth and mild soap, then dried properly and polished.
On NO account should you...
...sit on your pool table as this could break the seal between the rail and the cushion, and dead cushions produce no ball response.
...attempt to move it once it has been positioned.
...set anything on any part of your pool table, especially not food or drink.
...position it in direct sunlight.
...use harsh or abrasive cleaning products, or chemicals, to clean any part of your pool table.
...stand on your table as this will throw it out of level.