How to Clean Your Mousepad

It’s inevitable! At some point, whether it’s from a spilled drink or a particularly challenging round of games, your mousepad will get dirty. Or, for even the most meticulous user, dust buildup will inevitably add some grime to your pad. So, what’s the solution?

How To Get Pet Fur Out of a Mousepad

A lint roller is your best friend! Using the sticky side, roll over your mousepad and try to collect as much fur as possible. If some fur remains, try repeating with a fresh side of the roll. Or, lightly (and we meanlightly) tap at the affected area with a stronger tape, like clear packing tape.


How to Spot Treat a Mousepad

To spot treat, gently dip only the dirty portions of the mouse pad in cold water. This is only to clean off portions of the mouse pad that are affected by stains.When washing, use a gentle cleaner, such as watered down dish soap or hand soap. Use a gentle abrasive like your fingertips or a soft bristle toothbrush to lather in the soap. Gentle scrubbing is the key to preserving the longevity of the cloth on your mousepad.Afterward, rinse and repeat as needed.


How to Deep Clean a Mousepad

In order to clean the entire mousepad, lay the mousepad flat in a bathtub and immerse in cold water. Be sure to use cold water to avoid marring the surface or affecting the rubber bottom of the pad.When washing, use a gentle cleaner, such as watered down dish soap or hand soap. Use a gentle abrasive like your fingertips or a soft bristle toothbrush to lather in the soap. Gentle scrubbing is the key to preserving the longevity of the cloth on your mousepad.

Afterward, rinse and repeat as needed.

1. Wet your mousepad with cold water
2. Using a tiny drop of mild soap (hand soap or watered down dish soap) and soft abrasive (your hands or a soft-bristle toothbrush), gently clean the affected areas
3. Rinse with cold water until all of the soap is gone, repeat steps 1-3 as needed
4. Pat dry flat on a towel or hang dry flat

Cleaning your mousepad is quite easy and can be done as frequently or infrequently as needed. To avoid having to wash your mousepad frequently, try to dust it often and avoid eating or drinking on top of it.

However, when stains inevitably occur, be sure to use cold water and a mild soap to gently erase stains. Though it might be tempting to blast your mousepad with a hair dryer to get it back in the game as quickly as possible, we advise strongly against that in order to preserve its structural integrity.

FAQ

How Often Do I Need To Clean My Mousepad?

Mousepads should be cleaned on an as-needed needed basis. Barring any large spills from food or drink, wash your mousepad once or twice a year. If it’s a smaller spill, try spot treating it.

How To Get Coffee Out of a Mousepad

Act fast! Wet the affected area and gently scrub with an unscented soap! We find that this helps with getting the scent out and not allowing multiple scents to mingle. The key is speed. The longer the coffee sits on your mousepad, the more it will stain. Rinse as much as you can to fully let the cloth release the coffee.

How to Dry A Mousepad

The best way to dry a mousepad is to lay it flat on a towel and pat dry with another towel on top to remove any excess water. Once toweled off, leave the still-damp mousepad flat on a towel overnight to dry completely.Keeping the mousepad flat will ensure that the top and bottom of your mousepad will dry creaseless and evenly.

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