The pool table maintenance & cleaning
Keeping the cloth in good conditions is of the greatest importance to ensure that balls can roll properly and therefore guarantee that your table is frequently used.
When the cloth is new, during the first three months of use, it is necessary to brush it as often as possible to bring it to its best conditions. Use the brush supplied right on this purpose. Always brush the cloth in the same direction toward the end of the table. Never brush in a circular motion.
Afterwards, frequently brush the cloth to prevent dust from accumulating.
Cloth may also be vacuumed, in one direction only.
Finish the maintenance by rubbing the entire area with a damp cloth to restore the cloth elasticity and the colour brightness.
The cloth can wrinkle and become loose if subjected to very high temperatures or humidity.
Avoid these extremes.
For an increased protection against light (prolonged exposition to direct sunlight may cause the colour to fade), dust and moisture, cover your table when not in use, using the protection cover included among the standard accessories.
If a drink should be accidentally spilled on the cloth causing a stain, do one of the following:
a) using a damp cloth (cotton or linen, the latter is preferable because does not leave residuals) rub the stained area;
b) if the stain remains, use a chemical spray for dry cleaning, for example type K2R, which does not leave rings;
c) if your cloth is new and you want to restore it in perfect conditions, take it off and have it cleaned by a professional cleaner.
To keep the table performances high, it is of the greatest importance to periodically replace the cloth. The frequency with which this will be required closely depends on how intensely a table is used (and on how it is used), therefore it cannot be estimated beforehand.
Clean the handrails and the other surfaces (including the metal or chrome-plated ones) using a damp cloth, to eliminate dust and dirt residuals.
For a deeper cleaning you can use any neuter detergent which does not contain alcohol, wax or abrasives, having care to completely take it off and not to leave surfaces wet.
For a better protection from dust, especially if the table is not used for a long time, use the protection cover supplied.
Dust pockets frequently. Clean with a damp cloth and mild soap when needed. Dry with a soft clean cloth.
Avoid storing balls in pockets for extended periods of time. If you do, distribute balls evenly in all pockets.
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. Dry and polish with a clean soft cloth.
For an improved shine, after cleaning balls, apply paste wax then buff.
Always store cues in the cue-holder provided on the cabinet side. This will prevent wooden cues from warping.
Clean cues as needed with a damp rag and mild soap. Dry and polish with a clean soft cloth.
Never stand on your table, as it could throw it out of level, nor sit on it, as it could break the seal between the rails and cushions, resulting in dead cushions that produce no ball response.