Pool table care–Nashville Billiard & Patio

With proper care, your pool table will provide you with years of enjoyment. Get tips to maintain your pool table here. Serving Nashville, Gallatin and Pulaski, TN.

Pool Table Care


Here are some simple steps you can take — and common moves to avoid — to keep your table in tip-top shape for decades.

It’s simple, really. Just study this short list of potentially destructive implements, interlopers and elements and keep them away from the table:



Under normal play, replacing the felt should occur every three to five years. If you have a mark or felt burn on the table, rub the spot with a damp cloth.

If the nap collects in small balls, relax. It is normal in new cloth. Vacuum or brush the felt as needed. Occasional vacuuming also removes dust that has filtered through the felt. Use a dust cover when the table is not in use. If liquid is spilled on the felt, place a damp, soft absorbent towel or cloth over the spot to minimize discoloring. Always brush your felt in one direction like sweeping, this will groom the nap on the felt and help the balls roll out true as they come to a stop. 


Our pool tables have a catalyzed lacquer finish on the rails that require little care. If you have scratches on the table, simply use a touch up marker matching your table’s finish. A bit of spray wax from time to time will keep your table looking sharp.


Your pockets are just like a pair of shoes, briefcase or handbag—they can be scuffed. Also, they may be stiff at the outset but with time and use, they will soften. If your pockets do not hang symmetrically, simply weight them by leaving balls in the pockets for a few days. Occasionally, wipe the leather with a damp cloth or with saddle soap.