Quedos Billiard Tables

Care for Your Quedos Table

Care And Maintenance of Your Quedos Table And Accessories

Treat your QUEDOS table as you would for any other fine piece of furniture.

A little extra care will minimise maintenance costs and provide even greater pleasure from your table.

The following are recommended methods of maintaining your QUEDOS table in the best possible condition.

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The cloth on your QUEDOS table is made by Hainsworth in England from pure 100% wool. It has a fined grained finish called “nap” which when rubbed the wrong way stands up, making the pile uneven.

Care of the cloth is extremely important. The major causes of cloth care are chalk dust, dirt and abusive player actions. Dust covers are highly recommended to prolong the life of the cloth as strong light and dust and chalk particles can fade or break down wool fibres.

Regular brushing (ideally after every session of play) with the table brush supplied with your table is essential in maintaining good table performance and appearance as well as making the cloth last significantly longer.

When brushing the table use short, sharp straight strokes – brush with the nap, from the “D” end to the spot end. Brush down the table in one straight line with the next ‘run’ to slightly overlap the previous, lifting the brush upwards at the end of each stroke to lift up the dust from the cloth. Remember to brush under and around the top of the cushions in the direction of the nap. Ideally use a hand held vacuum to collect the brushed particles. Otherwise, carefully run the brush across the bottom of the cushion to brush the debris into the corner pockets.

You also may wish to vacuum your table occasionally to more thoroughly remove the chalk dust that has accumulated in the cloth. This is again done in one direction only, the same as brushing. Vacuuming can stretch the cloth so it is recommended that this be done infrequently – say every 6 months.

Spills on the cloth should receive prompt attention. Firstly, soak up the spilt liquid with a sponge. Saturate the affected area with water or soda water and then absorb as much of the liquid as possible with a dry towel or sponge. Allow the area to dry thoroughly (a hair dryer can be used to speed up the drying process) and then apply a moistened cloth to further absorb any possible sugar content of the beverage. If the stain remains after drying, remove it with a delicate fabric detergent suitable for use with pure wool material, such as Martha Gardener’s Wool Mix.

Preventative rules are the best maintenance: never permit the table to be used for purposes other than playing, and keep food and drink away from the table. Never drop balls onto the cloth or toss coins, dice or equipment on the table because such action can crush the wool fibres which develop eventually into worn spots or holes. Do not chalk cues over the table. Dust builds up and acts as an abrasive.

As your cue tips become worn have them replaced. If the brass ferrule at the top of your cue is exposed it may cut small holes in the cloth. White-ish chalk-like marks can be the result of striking the cue ball too low and grazing the cloth at the same time.

If your table is moved it may need to be levelled again.
Your Quedos table comes with leg adjustors so it is relatively easy to level the table with the assistance of a quality spirit level.

Pool tables should always be level, so the balls roll evenly and smoothly across the felt. Uneven tables hinder shot accuracy and may result in the balls favouring a particular side of the table. We recommend the following to level your pool table:

  • If available, use a carpenter’s level to determine if the surface is truly crooked. It will also tell you which direction it’s skewed and by how much. Alternatively, you can use apps with level functions, although they may not be as accurate as a carpenter’s level.
  • For adjustable pool tables, check your owner’s manual to see if the height can be adjusted.
  • Check the table’s feet to make tiny adjustments in case the screws have loosened and need re-tightening.

When required, wipe the polished timber surfaces of your QUEDOS table with a clean moistened cloth. Occasionally, a good quality furniture polish such as Marveer or O’Cedar may be applied to keep the timber clean and nourished.

Whatever you do, and no matter how much you weigh, NEVER sit on the rails. This will not only damage the cushions but the pool table itself. The rail cushions cannot hold your weight – even your kids’. They are not designed to withstand weight since they are mostly held together with glue.

So, when you sit on top of it, you put an immense amount of pressure on the joint. This can quickly lead to breakage, which is noticeable with the cushion sagging. You can already tell it will make the playing experience frustrating because the pool balls will not bounce as you intend them to.

The net pockets of your QUEDOS table will provide many years of service. However, they eventually will require replacement. QUEDOS can supply replacement nets (with leather, if applicable) which are easy to install.

To ensure that the pool table’s pockets last, you should clean them regularly. Use a damp cloth and a mild detergent. Wipe the pockets with this cloth before wiping again with a clean, dry cloth. We highly recommend not using the table when the pockets are still damp.

Protect the pockets by avoiding excessive ball build-up, which means you let them drop correctly. Otherwise, it can lead to the balls wearing out the pockets, as well as the cloth around them.

Never sit and lean on the table’s pockets. Avoid scuffling or sliding the cue over the pocket, which can cause damage quickly.

Care for any stainless steel components of your QUEDOS table as you would any other items of equipment in your home.

Stainless steel, in general, can withstand moisture and heat. That’s why the material is suitable for outdoor pool tables. However, it still needs regular care and maintenance:

  • Wash the stainless steel frames using a soft, clean cloth with mild liquid soap.
  • Rub the cloth gently, ensuring that you clean all sides.
  • Rinse with water and let the frames dry.

Always check for deposits, which should never build up to maintain the appearance of the frame. Routinely clean to remove dirt that may have accumulated, especially if the unit is placed outdoors for a time. Check for rust spots and clean them as soon as you see them in order to prevent pitting, which is often irreversible.

The quality rubber cushions incorporated into your QUEDOS table will provide many years of effective and satisfactory play.

Pool table cushions can last at least 20 years with proper care. However, they may weaken and require replacement in just five years or so, particularly if you regularly use the table. This is a common issue with pool tables in pubs and bars. Although your Quedos rubber cushions are designed to be sturdy and resilient, you should always check if it’s time to replace them.

Some signs include less ball bounce and a deep thud when balls come into contact with the cushions. Our experts advise that you replace them immediately, so your gameplay experience remains unaffected.

Most cues are made from wood and may react to storage and handling conditions. To avoid warping do not expose your cue to extremes in temperature. When not in use store upright in a cue rack and never lean your cue against the wall.
Clean only with a damp cloth and then dry immediately to prevent the build up of “film”.

Keep cue tips in good condition, trimmed and shaped. Do not use a cue without a tip for playing. If the tip becomes worn, replace it with a new tip ensuring that the new tip fully covers the cue and that the edges of the ferrule are smooth.

Put chalk on your cue tip before every shot.

Cue maintenance is required because your pool cues will not take care of themselves. Clean and oil the cue, ensuring that the joints are free from dirt build-up.

If you have an upcoming game, you may want to check the tip a few weeks prior. It also helps if you burnish your side of the tip for a seamless performance.

Damaged or greasy balls can reduce the life of the cloth.

Balls should be cleaned periodically with a moistened towel and a mild soap. To return the clean balls to their original lustre, polish them with a soft, dry cloth.

We recommend that you clean your pool balls before they become dirty. When cleaning, always make sure that you only use a soft cloth to prevent damage. It’s possible for certain stains to be a little bit stubborn. If that’s the case, you should still use a mild degreaser or a non-abrasive cleanser.

Once again, let dry and polish them with a soft cloth. Never play with wet pool balls. This may not cause any damage to the balls, but it can certainly affect the cloth.

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