How to Fix Broken Slate on a Pool Table

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If you have a pool table in your house, at some point you are going to have to recover it. If you lift up the felt and find that the slate on your pool table is cracked, there are a few things you can do before calling in a professional or having the slate replaced.

Things You'll Need

  • Beeswax
  • Small torch
  • Paint scraper
  • Billiard table wax
  • Slate repair glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Use beeswax to fill small cracks, chips or seams. Melt the wax with the torch (or whatever tool you are using to produce a flame). Let the melted beeswax drip onto the slate in the location you are fixing. When the beeswax dries, use your paint scraper to get up the excess wax.

  • Try billiard table wax, which is a bit more durable than beeswax, to fill slightly larger holes. Melt the wax with the torch (or whatever tool you are using to produce a flame). Let the melted wax drip onto the slate in the location you are fixing. When the wax dries, use your paint scraper to get up the excess wax.

  • Use slate repair glue for large cracks in slate or slate that is completely broken. Apply the glue to the large crack or on the adjoining sides of the broken pieces. Push the broken pieces together and let dry. If any glue seeps out of the cracks, use a piece of sandpaper to smooth it out.

  • Call a professional. Many stores that sell pool tables often offer repair services as well. If you have tried to fix your slate but are not happy with the results or just find the task too complicated, calling a repair person might be your solution.

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