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New Pool Table Cloth With Uneven Color

New Pool Table Cloth With Uneven Color

We have taken a delivery of a brand new pool table with royal blue felt yesterday but upon closer inspection, there are two lighter shade marks on the cloth/felt.

Is it normal for new pool table cloth to not have uniform coloring throughout?

We have told the the supplier about this but he just brushed us off and said it is bullshit and it can be fixed by brushing the felt off for few hours.

I feel that it should come in perfectly without us spending hours brushing it.

Please let me know what you think.

New Pool Table Cloth With Uneven Color

Replies & Comments

  1. powersurgeFenwick on 5/24/2012 2:49:17 PM

    That is definitely not normal. New billiard cloth should be uniform throughout.

    Lets say it was carpeting for your great room. What would most people do? I'd demand that it be re-done.

    Try resolving it peacefully first. Ask him to stop over and brush it until the color changes.

    If you want justice, small claims court.

  2. powersurgeMitch Alsup on 5/28/2012 11:41:04 AM

    I think that some minor color differences are noted on almost any pool table cloth installation. From what I can tell from the picture, you have a snooker table, not a pool table.

    Most of the color change comes from one part being pulled at a different tension than the other causing the fibers to stand up differently. Those specific differences will look like thin triangles of a color difference, and will not brush out, nor affect play.

    Another thing I can tell you is that excessive brushing will pull the delicate fibers from the cloth and change the speed of the snooker table.

    Based on the position of the largest irregularity, it looks like the bolt of cloth was shipped rolled up and bent near the middle.

    One thing you can try is to take a slightly damp terry cloth towel and pat it onto the spot. To "pat" means the towel does not move but your hands pat water from the towel into the cloth. You are trying to just get the cloth wet enough to allow the fibers to stretch and relax, and this will take place when you see the minutest amount of color change due to the water being absorbed into the cloth. Let the water evaporate over night (or over the course of an hour depending on humidity and temps) and see what happens.

    This is also how I attract chalk dust up from the cloth without vacuuming or brushing it.

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New Pool Table Cloth With Uneven Color

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  • Published: 5/23/2012 8:03:50 PM