Maintaining Your Crokinole Board

by Steven Brown on February 27, 2021

Crokinole Board Maintenance

So maybe you are looking to speed up your board or you just want to maintain the health of your board over the long term. Either way we can help you out!
First, let's keep the surface of the board clean. There will be a small build-up of oil, dust, and dirt accumulating on the playing surface over time and the best way to handle that is with a damp microfiber or cotton cloth. Even a clean pair of old holey socks will do. See, we all knew you kept those for a good reason after all!

Speed-Up the Playing Surface

Beyond cloth and water, these are the two products we are currently recommending. Start by using Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Finish Paste Wax. This takes only about ten minutes and does a good job. If you notice some hazy areas after polishing, continue gently buffing the paste wax in that area until it clears up. After that, we recommend using Mothers California Gold Instant Detailer Unmatched Speed & Gloss. I most commonly use this spray before playing because it is so fast and easy to apply. In both cases just follow the instructions detailed on the product.

Gliss Powder or Shuffleboard Wax

We don't recommend sprinkling gliss powder or shuffleboard wax on the playing surface because we largely find it unnecessary. Table Shuffleboard Powder Wax is usually made from a mixture of cornmeal, silicone and sometimes walnut shells. Even when these ingredients are ground up into tiny pieces there are still some minor abrasive qualities. If you do decide to use some sort of powder, just instruct players to not apply above-down pressure on their discs because this can potentially cause scratches to form on the surface of your board.

Get New Discs

Your discs are going to see a lot of play and over time they will show some wear. There is no paint that will last forever. So when the time comes, retire your veteran discs and pick up a new set. Alternatively, if you are a little crafty get some paint and touch them up with a new coat. Be wary of applying some waxes or polishes directly to discs that may interact with paint.

Storage

Store your board in the carrying bag which can lay flat, be hung, or sit upright against a wall. The outer pockets will allow you to keep your crokinole accessories all in one place.
We appreciate the opportunity share our premium crokinole boards with even more players so we can all enjoy this great game together!
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