The Clean And Polish:
A Simple Guide To Keeping Your POPP Table In Top Condition
It's no secret that our tables are designed and manufactured to provide many years of use and enjoyment! But like anything painted or powder coated, a good clean can go a long way in restoring colours and prolonging and preserving the finish. To this end, POPP recommends customers maintain a regular schedule of inspection and cleaning.
"So what does this involve?" We hear you ask. Well in short, the upkeep of out tables and their surface treatment is very much akin to that of a car: washing, polishing and buffing your table will breathe new life into the finish (as well as provide a fresh layer of UV protection!)
To demonstrate just how straightforward and easy this is, we paid a visit to a local ICON table in our community for a step-by-step maintenance walkthrough.
Originally installed in 2017 at Donnie Taco in Perth, WA, it had been some time between cleaning for this black and yellow ICON. And while the powder coated surface treatment is still in great condition - dirt, grime and scuff marks from racquets have managed to build up on the playing surface over the years. (All very normal things to be expected from a well-loved table!)
Now, watch on as we transformed this table with a simple Clean and Polish - in about 30 minutes...
1x soft, microfibre cloth or sponge.
1x soft cloth or rag (to apply wax).
1x clean cloth or tea towel (to use as a polishing / buffing cloth).
Some mild liquid dish or car washing detergent.
Any high-grade, non-abrasive car wax (use a brand that contains a UV blocker or UV inhibitors). This time we used Meguiar's Polishing Compound.
Optional and safety extras:
Protective rubber gloves.
An electric buffer.
A soft to medium bristle brush (if stubborn grime is present).
PRO-TIP: An abrasive scrubbing brush (not a scourer) can be used on stubborn build-ups, however please be sure to only use a medium or soft bristled brush that won't scratch the table surface! (If in doubt, you can always test the brush on a small, inconspicuous area such as the underside of the playing surface.)
PRO-TIP: A soft, clean cloth and some good old fashioned elbow grease will suffice here, but if you can get your hands on an electric buffer (pictured above) waxing and buffing becomes a breeze!