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Caring for Your Snooker or Pool Table

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Caring for Your Snooker or Pool Table

At Snooker Direct we believe in providing our customers with as much help and advice as possible to help you efficiently maintain your table. It is in the interest of some snooker companies to withhold sharing maintenance tips with the customer to enhance proft margins.

A poorly maintained snooker or pool table will result in more wear to the bed cloth and therefore a shorter lifespan, resulting in more work for the snooker company and more expense for the customer.

We do not believe in this and so we hope the maintenance tips below are of some guidance.

Step 1 - Brushing Your Tables
1/ Ideally, your snooker or pool table should be brushed daily for approximately three minutes.
2/ Brush from the 'D' end to the 'spot' end. Use short, sharp strokes keeping with the direction of the nap.
3/ Lift the brush from the table at the end of each stroke to release the dust.
4/ Ideally use a handheld vac to collect the remaining dust from the cloth.
5/ Carefully run your brush along the bottom of the cushions towards the pocket openings.
6/ Make sure you use a specially made brush.

Daily Brushing Helps-
1/ Maintain the performance of the cloth.
2/ Improve the appearance of the cloth.
3/ Prolong the life of the cloth.
4/ Improve the speed dramatically.

Step 2 - Blocking Your Tables (should always be completed prior to ironing)
1/ Wrap a clean, dampened cloth around your brush.
2/ Turn the brush upside down and run the brush in a straight line along the table.
3/ Take care to run the brush from the 'D' end to the spot end as with brushing.

Daily Blocking Helps-

1/ Remove cue stab marks
2/ Remove excess dust.
3/ Prepare the snooker or pool table for ironing.

Step 3 - Ironing Your Tables
1/ Plug in and switch on your iron (never use a domestic iron)
2/ Heat the iron to the recommended temperature (preferably use a thermostatic iron) and if required test the iron on newspaper- if it scorches the paper, it is too hot.
3/ Iron the snooker or pool table in the direction of the nap- from the 'D' to the spot end.
4/ Overlap the iron over the previous iron path to prevent 'tram' lines.
5/ Lift the iron from the table at the end of each run.
6/ NEVER iron the cushions!

Daily Ironing Helps to-
1/ Keep the table at optimum speed.
2/ Keep the nap effect on the table.
3/ Prolong the life of the cloth.

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