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Waxing Your Shuffleboard

Waxing Your Shuffleboard

If you own a shuffleboard table, then odds are it receives quite a bit of use! Like all things, your shuffleboard will become dirty over time and need to be cleaned. In addition to cleaning your shuffleboard, your table should also be waxed regularly. So, “Waxing Your Shuffleboard” is the most important thing!

While waxing your table may seem complicated, it is relatively simple. Here is a guide for you to follow to wax your shuffleboard to keep it in pristine condition.

Traditional Shuffleboard Table Finish

Determining the type of wood your shuffleboard table is made from is an integral part of the waxing process, as different woods require different waxing methods. Traditional shuffleboard wood finishes must be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner before starting the waxing process. This only has to be done the first time, and you can skip the first step in the future. 

1.  Clean the table with the Triple Crown Cleaner. The Cleaner draws the dirt from the table, and the oil prevents the wood from drying out.

  • A combination of ¼ cup of vinegar and a couple of drops of high-quality oil (olive oil, liquid wax jojoba, etc.) can be used instead of the Triple Crown Cleaner.

2.  Apply your high-quality Triple Crown Shuffleboard Wax using a towel. Gently buff with a dry towel. This should be performed two or three times a month.

3.  After waxing, apply the Triple Crown Silicone Spray to seal the wax. After the first time waxing, the silicone spray may slide off the surface, but it should adhere better after future waxes.

4.  The last step is the application of the Triple Crown Shuffleboard Powder Wax. The correct amount to apply takes some practice. The pucks should be able to slide freely across the table. If it fails to slide freely, you must wipe away the excess.

The Triple Crown Maintenance Kit containing the Cleaner, Liquid Wax, and Silicone Spray can be purchased here. The Triple Crown Shuffleboard Powder Wax can also be purchased here.

Waxing Your Shuffleboard


Polymer Finish Tables

This material is easier to clean as you can use just about any multipurpose cleaner – including window cleaner – and skip the first two steps above. 

After adequately cleaning the table, you can proceed to step 3 above. A shuffleboard table made from polymer should be cleaned twice a month, just like a traditional wood finish.


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