How to Clean Air Hockey Table Tops

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Clean an air hockey table at least once a month, or more often if you use it frequently, to keep the surface at its best. Pucks will not flow as smoothly on a dirty table as they will on a clean table. Air hockey tables can be expensive, so protect your investment with careful cleaning.

Step 1

Turn on the air hockey table. Dust and dirt will be blown out of the table holes and onto the table. Leave the table on throughout the cleaning process.

Step 2

Pump a few sprays of liquid window cleaner or isopropyl alcohol onto a clean paper towel. The towel should be damp, not dripping wet.

Step 3

Wipe the air hockey table with the dampened paper towel. Clean the table in the same motion--either vertically or horizontally--throughout the process to keep streak marks from appearing. Repeat process if necessary.

Step 4

Dry the air hockey table immediately after cleaning by wiping the table with a clean paper towel or a cloth towel. Wipe the table in the same motion as described in the previous step.

Step 5

Examine the air hockey table for dirt or streaks. Clean the table again as needed.


  • Avoid spraying tables with products other than window cleaner or rubbing alcohol, as doing so may damage the table's surface.
  • Never clean the table's inside rails. Doing so can have a negative effect on the way the puck moves on the air hockey table.
  • Dry the air hockey table immediately after you've cleaned the surface, or the table may soak up the liquid. If this occurs, the table could be irreparably damaged.


  • Place a cover over the air hockey table when not in use to keep the table clean.


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