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cut50 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi, Time has come to set up old pool table. Sadly the table felt was stored wrong, and has some creases that do not go away when felt is stretched.
What would be a safe way remove the creases, felt is not on the pool table as yet.

Thanx for the help


  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    I wonder if you could steam it without harming it?  There are steamers that you can rent, I bought mine years ago and it has come in very handy.  Sorry I don't know about the pool table felt, but good luck in your efforts!  Mary

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    The felt on pool tables may be wool or synthetic. I might try pressing it with a low iron and a covering press cloth to see if the wrinkles come out. You can probably use low steam on it if needed. If it is a wool felt, it might shrink a bit, so I would be careful of that. Test in a small area first. If a low dry iron does the trick, you can probably iron the wrinkles out, right on the table. Let wool completely cool and dry before moving it. This is just speaking from someone who understands the nature of the baize, or felt fabric.
    You might benefit from talking to the pool table experts who recover tables before doing anything tho. You should be able to find someone in your local area, or on the internet. Hope this bit of info was somewhat helpful. Cathy

    1. cut50 | | #3

      Thank-you Cathy and Mary.
      My DW said Why not just get a new one! you silly old man......cool!
      So I`ll keep the old one for back up and make note of your ideas.Thanx Again Ed

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        ThreadKoe | | #4

        He he he, better buy your wife something special too! ;) Glad to have helped. Cathy

      2. MaryinColorado | | #5

        Glad you've resolved the issue!  I hope you find a special way to thank her too!

        1. cut50 | | #6

          Yes! I did my happy dance. She`s pretty happy when I plant her garden and weed,vacum, do the dishes and fix dinner. Some say I`am a broken man, others say well trained. It works for us.

          FYI. The pool table guy has tired the iron trick and he says it`s not a good idea for pool table felt.

          Thanx Again, enjoy your summer.


          1. MaryinColorado | | #7

            It sounds like you and your wife have a good marriage.  Not because you are "well trained or broken", but because you learned how to work together for a common goal...a good marriage.  You are true partners and other people often don't "get it".  Communication, cooperation, a bit of conflict management and affection go a long way. 

            Glad to know not to iron the pool table felt. 

            (and COMPROMISE!)  lots of C's in a good relationship.  Mary

            Edited 6/11/2009 12:45 pm by MaryinColorado

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            ThreadKoe | | #9

            Thanks for the FYI on pressing the pool table felt. Did he mention any reasons? Just curious as anything to do with any textile interests me. Cathy

  3. Palady | | #8

    If possible, check with your dry cleaner. 

    As was mentioned the composition of the felt is a need-to-know.  There's a method I posted and have used for pressing in or removing creases that works.  Reluctant to offer it to you now because felt can shrink.

    I'm going off-line for some days in a bit here.  Maybe you could find the Thread  about the creasing how-to through Advance Search if you choose.


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