Monday, February 23, 2015

Ping Pong Table Cleaning Procedure | Simple Steps

Cleaning a ping pong table is actually easy that the even a ten year-old kid can do it all by himself. Although, the proper way of cleaning the surface of the table must be properly observed. You have to know that the table surface are made out of very delicate materials. Any scratches or cracks on it can affect how the ball bounces off especially when it lands directly on them.

It is important for you to know that when cleaning your ping pong table, you should avoid applying strong chemical solvents because it can possibly damage the paint and wooden surface of the table board. The use of "Natural Cleaning Solvents" are best advised over "Artificial Cleaning Solvents".

Here are the following simple steps on how to clean your ping pong table:

1. Take Off the net from the Table

Ping Pong Table Net
Ping Pong Table Net
The very first step of cleaning your ping pong table is to take-off the net. Most "Net-Posts" are designed by the manufacturers to firmly stretch the net apart. Stretching the net are due to the adjustable screws which tightly grips both ends of the net. Thus, you will need a Screwdriver to loosen those screws. Once unscrewed, you can now remove the net.

2. Chemical Agents for Cleaning Purposes

There are various cleaning agents for ping pong tables that are available in the market today. And as stated above, it's best to choose those Natural type of cleaning products. Assuming that you have purchased a cleaning solvent to use, you have to read the instructions carefully and follow the details on how to properly apply it.

Bowl of Water and Vinegar
Bowl of Water and Vinegar
If you want to save money, you can actually use a mixture of water and vinegar. What you have to do is to fill a container with an "equal" amount of water and vinegar. Mix the two components well for about 1 to 2 minutes and when it's done, it can now be applied.

3. Clean Soft Cloth

Clean Cloth
Clean Cloth
You will need a soft clean cloth that you no longer use. This will be used for wiping the table surface. Once you have it, soak the cloth into your cleaning agent then squeeze it firmly until none of the liquid drips down from the cloth.

4. Wiping the Table

The proper way to wipe the surface of the table is to do it in circular motion. If you are a right-handed person, swipe the table surface in a counter-clockwise direction. As for the left-handed, do it in a clockwise direction.

Make sure that you do not miss any portion of the table. Keep on wiping the board until it is clearly clean enough with your visible eyes. When it's done, you can also cover the other body parts of the table such as its legs, sides, bottom edges and corners.

Wiping the Table
Wiping the Table
After wiping the whole table, you will need another piece of clean cloth. This time, you need to soak it on a plain clean water. Wipe the table surface for the second time until the vinegar contents are removed. Once done, do the same on the remaining parts of the table.

5. Washing the Net

Again, if you have purchased a cleaning agent then you can use it to wash the net. But just like the step on number 2, an alternative method is to use a mixture of an equal amount of water and vinegar.

Assuming that you have prepared a mixture of water and vinegar, submerge the net completely into the mixture. Offer the net for at least 15 minutes before taking it out.

After 15 minutes period of waiting, take the net and hang it out until it gets dry.

Going back into the table, it is suggested that you cover it entirely or keep it into a proper storage room. This is to prevent dust and other elements from starting to accumulate on it.

Moreover, cleaning a ping pong table is actually a part of being a disciplined player. If the table is heavily being used regularly then it is best suggested to clean it after its last use of the day. But if you simply play once in awhile, you can clean it every once a week.

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