CALL US 1-866-953-4272

Cart

0

Tag Archives: maintenance

  • Legacy How-to: Shuffleboard Maintenance

    Transcription:
    Hello. This is Cris Gould from Legacy Billiards.
    One of the most exciting product categories we've introduced have been shuffleboard tables. We offer several sizes from 9 foot to 16 foot. One of the important things i want to talk about is how to maintain and properly put shuffleboard wax on the play surface.
    Often this is misunderstood by many people, so we're going to demonstrate how this procedure works. Legacy offers two different products that will be needed to use. One is our Black Ice Shuffleboard wax and the other is a product called Black Ice Silicone Spray.

  • Billiard Table Cloth Maintenance

    Transcription:
    A common question when purchasing a Billiard Table is how long will the cloth last.
    Since the cloth is not covered by the warranty of the billiard table because it's wear is determined by the person that uses it as well as what it would it be subjected to in the home. There are two different things you can do to promote the life and longevity of your cloth.
    One is proper brushing. Never use a vacuum on your cloth.
    Vacuuming will pull dust particles from the slate through the cloth putting pin holes in it and quickly wear down the life of that cloth.
    When you use a brush the brush has a cut-out with longer bristles on the end.
    When you press down on the brush those long bristles will go under the rail and you simply brush the cloth straight from one end of the table to the other.
    One direction all the time. This is the best way to keep the cloth clean and will promote the life of your clock doing that

  • How to Maintain Your Shuffleboard

    Shuffleboard tables are one of the most exciting product categories we’ve introduced to our game room furniture line. We offer quality-built shuffleboards in several sizes from 9-foot to 16-foot.

    When purchasing a shuffleboard table it’s important to take proper maintenance and care into consideration. If you want to get the most from your shuffleboard table, you’ll need to regularly apply shuffleboard wax on the play surface.

    Legacy offers two different products that will maximize playability and extend the life of your shuffleboard table: Legacy’s Black Ice Shuffleboard Wax and Black Ice Silicone Spray.

    Often the process of applying wax to the table is misunderstood, but it’s actually a very simple procedure that takes only a few minutes if done properly. First spray Legacy’s Black Ice Silicone Spray to the table surface and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, apply the wax to the table.

    Check out our shuffleboard maintenance video guide for a demonstration on how to apply silicone spray and wax to your shuffleboard.

  • How to Cover a Pool Table

    Another feature that will extend the life of your billiard cloth is using a proper fitted cover and always keeping your table covered when not in use. Not using the cover will allow sunlight to tear down the fiber of the cloth over time. Keeping a fitted cover on the cloth will help prolong the life of your billiard cloth by blocking light from damaging the surface.
    In order to get the right fit from your pool table cover, you’ll first need to measure the dimensions of your table. Dimensions listed in advertisements are usually for the play surface and not for the exterior parts of the table. Keep this in mind when measuring for a billiard table cover.
    When selecting a pool table cover, keep in mind your measurements and, if you’re table is in a game room, pick one that will go along with the room’s décor.
    Legacy offers table covers in both fitted and drape options that fit seven, eight and nine-foot table sizes. For more information on billiard table covers, check out our video buyer’s guide.
  • Game Room Maintenance Tips

    Keeping everything well maintained and clean in your game room is going to help ensure your pool table and equipment last a long time and give great play.

     

    The easiest way to keep your game room maintained is making sure all of your accessories have a designated place for storage.  This can be a seating bench with storage under the seat, cue racks on the wall or a cue stand in the corner or even the addition of Legacy's Perfect Drawer mounted to your table.
    Once you have the designated "place" for everything, stay in the habit of putting things back when not in use.

     

    Keeping the cloth on your pool table clean is another challenge.  Dust, pet hair, crumbs, lint and debris seem to collect pretty quick on there; especially along the edges and under the rails and in the pockets.  Invest in a good table felt brush to gently sweep all particles in a straight motion from the edges towards the center or from one end towards the other.  Don't use circular motions.  Some people use a hand held vacuum on their cloth but this invites the risk of stretching the felt which makes it loose on the table.  If you keep your cloth maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, you can easily add a few years to how long it will go before needing replacement.

     

    Another thing to keep in mind with your felt, when playing, make sure players aren't wearing any jewelry or watches that may snag on the felt and rip it or pull on it.  And don't go too crazy with the chalk.  Every time you chalk your tip, that adds more dust that works its way down through the cloth and, over time, wears down the felt.
    For the woodwork and leather, avoid harsh chemical cleaners and stick to cleaners specifically designated for wood or leather.  A leather cleaner with natural oils will help keep your leather supple and prolong the life of your pockets.  Apply any cleaner as directed.  Buff with a clean soft cotton cloth to remove any excess product.

     

    Depending on how often you play, it's a good idea to clean the balls often.  Clean balls and a clean table is going to prolong the life of all of your equipment and keep your shots accurate.
    To clean your billiard balls, warm soapy water will do the trick.  Simply use a damp cloth and wipe each ball to remove chalk and wear marks.  Never use bleach or ammonia as your cleanser.  Just a gentle, small amount of soap in warm water.  Another option is a cleaner specifically for your balls.  Your local game room dealer can help you with a selection. Don't put damp balls on the felt during cleaning.  Pool tables and moisture do not get along!

     

    For those of you that have darts, keep your board dust and lint free and store all darts in a safe place where the tips and flights are protected.  Replace flights when worn and tips when bent.

     

    Keeping the room in general tidy will, in turn, make it easier to keep your game room equipment and accessories clean.
  • Cleaning The Billiard Cloth

    A well enjoyed Pool Table is going to get dirty. It's a fact you can't deny. You've got the normal "dust" and fuzz ball issue, pet hair if you have a pet in the home, chalk trails, accidental spills and sometimes things you can't quite identify.

    The main thing to remember when taking care of the cloth on your table is never, ever, ever use a vacuum on it. This is going to pull and stretch the cloth which dramatically decreases its' durability, not to mention affect the play of the table. Not much is more frustrating than having a shot lined up perfectly, only to have a wrinkle in the loose felt send your shot off in a completely different direction.

    When you clean your felt, it's a good time to clean the balls too. For the balls, warm water with a little bit of detergent works well and rinses clean. Wet a towel, wring it out, clean each ball and set aside to air dry while you tend to the cloth.

    For cleaning the cloth, begin by using a special brush to sweep the bumper railings debris on to the table and then sweep any debris or lint from the edges and around the pockets, towards the center of the table. Use straight motion with your sweep, don't go circular. You want to keep your motion going with the weave of the felt so it doesn't "pucker" or shift.
    Once you've swept the bumper railings and edges and are ready to begin the full table sweep, begin in the middle and work towards each end. Remember to keep straight motions, no side to side or circular.

    At each end of the table, lightly sweep the debris on to a piece of thin cardboard or dust pan. Make sure your dust pan doesn't have hard plastic edges or metal along the bottom that can accidentally snag or tear the felt. The ones with a soft, pliable rubber edge work great.

    Some people use a vacuum attachment to clean the inside of the pockets. We recommend using a clean, damp towel to wipe them out. Don't even bring the vacuum out and you won't be tempted to use it on the felt.

    If there is a spill on the table, it's best to clean it immediately with a dry, white, cotton absorbent cloth. If the spill is not recent, use a slightly wet, warm, absorbent cotton cloth. Water only. Soaps will leave a mark and some residue. Place the cloth over the area and let it do the work. Don't over-saturate the felt and don't rub- this will stretch the felt and weaken that area. Pat over the area until the spot is removed.

    There are some commercial cleaners labeled for table top cleaning. They have been formulated to offer a "dry clean". Talk with a specially trained representative at your local Pool Table retailer to see if they have a product you would like to try.

6 Item(s)

Free Buying Guides

Get all the pertinent information you need BEFORE buying your Pool Table or Game Room furnishings. Download our Game Room Design and Pool Table Buying Guide.

*Legacy respects your privacy, please read more