Ever feel like you need to clean your foosball table? Well, in actuality, you are supposed to keep up with maintenance for your table so your game won’t be ruined. Here are some tips to help you correctly care for your foosball table.

All game tables and game room furniture need some sort of upkeep. Even if it simply means dusting. For foosball cleaning purposes, it is recommended to use rubbing alcohol, 70% by volume. It evaporates and will not damage any components of the table. An easy way to use this is by pouring some into a spray bottle. This allows for even distribution on the area you’re cleaning. Make sure you clean the table top and scrub away at any ball marks preferably once a week. A dirty table makes for poor play, so make sure you get into the corners and thoroughly wipe your table down. Also, if you clean the insides of the goals and ball return, it will in turn, help keep your balls clean.

Since we’re talking about the game balls, let’s discuss how to clean those! A common method is to put them in the washing machine with a small load of non colored clothing. If you plan on doing this, make sure you don’t wash them with anything that could cause lint build up. The purpose is to clean the balls, not layer on more dirt. Always make sure to wash or clean your balls with a non colored cloth. If you use a colored on, it will most likely alter the color of the balls. If you don’t like the idea of placing them in the washer, you can simply clean them with the same rubbing alcohol you use for the table. Make sure to never scrape the balls as this will make them too slick to play with. If you need them to dry, always air dry them. DO NOT put them in the dryer!

Last but not least, we have to talk about the rods. It is adviseable to clean your rods with a towel every week. This will help keep them slick enough to move freely. When the time comes to lube your rods, we suggest using a silicone lubrication. When using the silicone, you have to make sure you don’t use too much. A little goes a long way! Make sure you don’t get any on the table, handles, or the ball. This could completely ruin your game! When applying the silicone, make sure you slowly turn the rod as you apply. This will evenly spread the silicone over the rod. Most people tend to move the rods back and forth to spread the lubricant, but this actually causes the silicone to scrape off in the bearing. Basically, it would be a waste of time!

Simply follow these tips and I guarantee you will have a clean foosball table that plays like new! If you need any other information about foosball tables or other game room games tables, please visit our website!

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