How Do You Clean a Poker Table?

Updated: February 9, 2024

A felt-covered poker table can get dirty as accidents happen. There are ways to properly clean its surface without damaging the felt. Read on to learn more about poker table cleaning.

Crumbs and Dirt

People often eat while playing poker. This inevitably results in crumbs getting on your poker table. Dust and dirt can also accumulate. You can wipe these off with your hand or use a hand vacuum. You can also use a soft towel, toothbrush, or microfiber cloth to get it clean. Whichever method you use, don’t scrub too hard. Felt can be easily damaged by rough treatment. Just use light strokes in one direction.

Spill Cleanup

If someone’s spilled their drink during a game of poker, it should be dealt with immediately. Soak the spill up with a dry cloth. You should lay the cloth on the spill and let it soak up the liquid. Don’t press the towel as doing so will spread the liquid, making an even bigger mess. Lift the cloth after a few minutes. If the spill is still there, dab at it instead of pressing.

How to Handle Stains

Stains can be cleaned, even if you don’t know what caused one. You should fill a bowl with cold water and add two or three tablespoons of vinegar. You should only use cold water as hot water will leach color from the felt.

Soak a towel in the bowl, wring it out, and dab at the stain repeatedly. You should keep soaking and wringing the towel while you work on the stain. Let the spot dry, and if you can still see it, repeat the process.

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