How Can I Repair Pool Table Scratches?

Pool Table
Updated: January 31, 2024

A game of pool is a great way to spend time with friends and family in Phoenix. And one of the most important components of the game of pool is the playing surface. To ensure a fair and fun game, this surface needs to be in great condition. What happens, then, when a pool cue scratches your table’s playing surface and leaves a noticeable mark? The pros at Billiard Gallery want you to know that this unfortunate occurrence doesn’t have to mean the end of your playing days.

Make Proper Preparations

Before using a cue near your playing surface, it is vital that you take the time to shape it properly. After all, a rounded cue end will do a lot less damage than a sharp, unshaped end. Typically, you’ll only have to shape a cue’s tip a few times during its life. Plus, the process is easy, requiring only a piece of sandpaper or tip shaper from Billiard Gallery and some patience.

Simple Water Removal

If your cue’s tip is properly shaped, many scuffs left behind on the playing surface can be removed with plain water. That’s because most of the scuff that you can see is simply the extra chalk from the cue’s tip. Using a slightly damp cloth, blot the scuff until you can’t see it anymore. Then, allow the playing surface to dry before beginning play.

Free From Obstacles

When you’re dealing with the tight tolerances of a pool cue, even the smallest obstacles can cause problems. That’s why it’s so important to remove any nap balls from the playing surface as soon as they collect. You can use a vacuum or brush to remove these nap balls so that they don’t interfere with your cue when you’re striking a ball.

Your Billiard Experts

At Billiard Gallery, we want every pool player to enjoy a high-quality game of pool. That’s why we offer professional pool table maintenance, as well as moves, re-felting, assembling, and much more. We also sell and maintain a variety of other high-quality game tables to create the perfect entertainment area in your home. With over 15 years of experience, you can count on us to provide excellent service with impressive results. To learn more about maintaining your pool table, contact us at Billiard Gallery today.

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