Trampolines provide hours of entertainment and exercise for both children and adults. Bouncing on a trampoline increases heart rate, strengthens muscles and joints, improves posture and reduces body fat. But over time, dirt, dust, body oils and other debris can collect on a trampoline mat, forming a black residue. Keeping a trampoline mat clean and free of residue will cause the trampoline to appear shiny and new, while allowing it to last longer.
Things You'll Need
- Cleaning bucket
- Lukewarm water
- 2 tbsp. liquid dish detergent
- Garden hose
- Scrub brush
- Clean towel
Sweep the trampoline mat with broom to remove loose residue. Remove as much of the loose debris as you can.
Fill a bucket with lukewarm water. Pour two tablespoons of liquid dish detergent into the water to create a soapy solution.
Spray the trampoline mat with water from a garden hose. The mat should be completely soaked before attempting to remove the black residue.
Dip a scrub brush into the soapy solution. Scrub the trampoline mat thoroughly with the scrub brush until you completely remove the black residue.
Rinse the trampoline mat with water from the garden hose. Dry the trampoline mat with a clean towel.
Tips & Warnings
- Liquid laundry detergent can be used instead of liquid dish detergent.
- Photo Credit kids jumping image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com
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