Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pets and Pool Table: Not a Good Match

There is no question that you love your pet so much; after all, it isn’t called man’s best friend for nothing. Whether it’s a pooch or its feline equivalent, the thing is, your fondness for it extends to the privilege of letting your pet freely roam anywhere in the house—even in your man-cave where your keep your prized pool table.

The bad news is that your overindulged pooch has found the perfect place in your house to relieve itself—right at your pool table’s legs. Your cat, on the other hand, has found the felt-lined table as the ideal bed for its afternoon siesta. Before you surrender to the idea that it’s OK for your pet to ‘irrigate’ your pool table where you believe you need only to simply wipe the liquid off, know that urine is highly corrosive. Cat lovers, too, beware. Sharp claws can rip the table felt and leather pockets to shreds.

Protect your precious pool table by keeping your pets away from them. In case of unavoidable spills, make sure to dilute first before wiping the affected area dry. It is also recommended that you apply a fabric sealant on the felt to ensure the surface stays liquid-and scratch-proof, for a while.

It goes without saying that you need to keep water away from your pool table, and that includes all types of beverages. Take good care of your table and keep it looking as good as new so that you and your family can enjoy it for many generations to come.