Clean Your Ping Pong Table in Just 9 Super Easy Steps
We love ping pong tables! Except when its time to clean them. Thats why we thought you would appreciate a simple strategy that’ll help you clean your table in no-time!
To clean your ping pong table all you need is to do is unscrew the net, take off everything, and then wet & dry wipe it with some (bleach-free) cleanser. We will expand on that in this post and teach you a easy & efficient process.
Cleaning is not always fun, but its necessary unless you want your ping pong table to collect dust, bacteria, and become sticky (gross right?).
But when done the right way, cleaning your table-tennis table (try saying that 3 times in a row), can be fast and efficient.
Clean it well, and you won’t have to clean it too often.
We’ve put together 9 super easy steps to getting your ping pong table so clean, you could literally eat from it (not that you should..but you get the point).
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IN THIS POST WE COVER:
- WHY YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR PING PONG TABLE
- THE MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED
- THE 9 STEPS TO CLEAN YOUR PING PONG TABLE – FAST & EASY!
- HOW TO KEEP YOUR PING-PONG TABLE CLEAN!
*QUICK TIP: feel free to click the links above to go directly to a specific section.
Before we dive right into the cleaning, lets talk about the accessories & materials you’ll need.
1.WHY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR PING-PONG TABLE?
Well besides the obvious reasons like the esthetics of the room and the table, and the fact that you don’t want to get sick from the dust & germs that accumalate on the table, theres 1 more good reason to clean the table-tennis table.
That reason is that dirt and residue will actually mess up your game, if the table is dirty and sticky, the ball won’t bounce as well and your ping-pong experience, will basically suck.
So in case you thought you can get away without cleaning your table, think again!
Now that we convinced you that you should clean your table, lets dive into what materials you’ll need, and how exactly you will clean your ping pong table efficiently.
2.MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO CLEAN YOUR PING PONG TABLE
- A Smile & Some Good Attitude! (makes everything better, haha)
- 2 cotton cloths / towels
- Water (preferably warm)
- Surface cleanser / Table tennis cleaner (find it on amazon)
- 1 Bowl
- Vinegar (to soak the net in)
Have all these materials in reach and make sure you prepare them before hand. Otherwise you will be inefficient and will run around looking for a specific material which can take a lot of time (happened to us too many times).
*QUICK TIP: We also recommend you keep a hand-sanitizer near the ping pong table at all times, so players can sanitize their hands before touching the table, paddles and balls. Keeps everyone safe and the environment germ-free.
You can find all of these materials, the cloth and even a special ping-pong table cleanser on amazon or walmart.
Now that we got all the materials ready, lets go straight into the cleaning process, we hope you’re ready to have some fun! (cleaning, yay! … )
9 EASY STEPS TO CLEAN YOUR PING PONG TABLE EFFICIENTLY & QUICKLY
Cleaning your ping pong table is an easy task, but if you do it right, it will save you a ton of time and even money (you won’t ruin the table and have to buy a new one…)
Just follow these steps to clean your table without worrying about ruining it or the entire process to take too much of your time.
STEP 1: Go to youtube and turn some fun music on!
STEP 2: Get all the cleaning materials we mentioned above ready and in hand.
STEP 3: take everything off of the table, including the paddles, balls and unscrew the net.
STEP 4: Pour some water and vinegar to the bowl, and soak the net in it for 10-15 minutes. That will clean the net from bacteria and make it look as new. Make sure you let it dry before you re-install the net.
STEP 5: Get the dry cloth that you hopefully prepared like we told you to (follow the instructions, c’mon now! 🙂 ) and wipe the dust off of the table.
STEP 6: Spray some surface cleaner / ping pong table cleaner on the surface of the table and use the other cloth to wipe it off.
STEP 7: If you have some tough stains on the table, you will need to repeat step 6 until they’re all wiped off!
STEP 8: Hang the net to dry and wait until the ping pong table is completely dry as well. When it is, re-install the net and YOU’RE DONE!
STEP 9: YOU DID GREAT! Grab a can of your favorite beer and spoil yourself for a job well-done. (unless you’re under-aged, or allergic to gluten, well, you know what we mean).
*WARNING: most ping pong tables are made out of wood, DO NOT use bleach!
*QUICK TIP: if you’re already cleaning the table, make sure you clean the surrounding area as well from dust so it won’t end up on your table. Also wipe the ping pong paddles and balls!
CONGRATS! Your Ping Pong Table is Clean, Now (try) to Keep it That Way!
Now that your table is cleaner than the palace of queen Elizabeth, your ping pong experience will be so much better and fun!
Just remember to keep it clean so you won’t have to repeat that process very often.
In fact, we expanded a bit and wrote some tips on how to keep your ping pong table cleaner for a long period of time!
4.HOW TO KEEP YOUR PING PONG TABLE CLEAN
Now that your table is clean, make sure you keep it that way, so you won’t have to clean it often.
We highly recommend keeping some surface cleaning material and paper towel close to your table.
Every time you’re done playing, just quickly spray some of the cleaning material on it and dry it off with the paper towel.
That’ll save you from having to “deep clean” your ping pong table and will prevent from dust and residue to accumulate on it.
If you suffer from, sorry, we mean have children (haha our wives will kill us now) make sure you educate them about wiping the ping pong table after they’re done playing.
If you won’t you’ll end up cleaning on an hourly basis, trust us, we know.
Also, consider covering your ping pong table when its not in use, that will help prevent dust from accumulating on it, and dust is the biggest problem with these types of tables.
It’s Play Time!
We hope that this article helped you clean and understand why you should keep your table clean at all times.
Now that the table is clean, dust free, and beautiful to look at, go ahead and play some table-tennis! That was the whole purpose, wasn’t it? (unless you cleaned it for your kids, in that case, we feel your pain).
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