How do you wax or prepare a brand new shuffleboard table for game play? First for standard maintenance we suggest using vinegar and water or Murphy’s soap. Then wax or buff board with a paste wax. These steps are required to maintain and to get an old board into playing condition. You may have a lot of grease build up from years of spray silicone, or perhaps some old paste wax build up. The purpose of a heavy duty cleaner or steps like these are to prepare an old board to get ready for a game of shuffleboard. So what do you do with a new McClure Handcrafted shuffleboard table you just got and are ready to play?
We recorded these three short videos about how you would go about preparing the board. The first step is there may be some packing dust from our warehouse and may want to just buff with a damp rag or we often use window cleaner like Windex. The new maple play board has a traditional finish that will last a lifetime for home use, but this is basically a thin coating of a plastic protectant. So the top is like or similar to a Formica or solid surface counter top. So keep the dust off and occasionally if you build up some silicone you can wipe down or spray with window cleaner to get a clean new top ready for play.
Step One is spray on a coat of McClure Shuffleboard Silicone spray by McClure Tables.
Step two is buff the silicone out so your board feels slick and you can feel the cloth or cotton towel sliding across the board with no friction
Step Two: Buff Silicone for Shuffleboard Table out
The Last and final step before your ready for an exciting game of shuffleboard on a handcrafted McClure Table is to apply the shuffleboard Wax. This is often the most confusing term for people as you would think of something like car wax or polish. However, it is more like sand, salt or dust. It is a powder we spread on like a lite snow fall to give a surface for the pucks to slide on top of. Do not apply shuffleboard table wax too thick or your pucks will plow.
How to Apply Shuffleboard Table Wax
If you want to learn more about shuffleboard game rules or how to play the Shuffleboard see our video.