Hi gamers, Today I’ll show you how to clean a mousepad (something you should do every other month). Cleaning your mouse pad helps your aim stay consistent when aiming in games. Sweat dirt and greasy add more resistance to your pad, making it less consistent overall, which negatively impacts your gameplay. It essential for games like CS: GO, COD, PUBG or any other FPS shooters competitive games. If you feel like your aim and overall consistency of your aim has dropped, try cleaning your mouse pad!
Cloth mouse pad tend to get dirty by grease of your hand dead skin and sweat, also from the snacks you might be eating during gaming. I’m gonna give you tips that help you clean mouse pad with just a sponge without actually damaging the cloth, or ruining the consistency of your mousepad.
Make sure that you are using a new sponge and some dish soap. We’re going to use dish soap because that is one of the best degreasers on the market.
Now Let’s Learn How To Clean a Mousepad Practically
Always use the softer or yellow side of the sponge. If you use the harder side of the sponge, then your mouse pad will get inconsistent and rough. Make sure the water is not too warm. Most cloth pads have rubber bottom that could melt or change. After soaking our sponge in lukewarm water, then do the same with your mousepad. We’re going to add some soap to it and foam it nicely. Put your mousepad on a flat surface and spread some dish soap over the entire surface with your hand. Then take your sponge and put some dish soap on the yellow side. Spread the soap by messaging the sponge a little bit. Start to rub the cloth with the yellow side and apply some pressure to get stains skin and grease out of the pad.
Continue rubbing the mouse pad with the sponge for 2 minutes and rinse it. Don’t forget to clean the backside of the mousepad as well. After having rubbed your pad with soap, it should be super clean. Take your mouse pad and start rinsing it for a while until you see no more soap.
Once you’re done rinsing your mousepad, let it hang over the faucets for a while, so most of the water can drip out. Grab a towel and put your mousepad on there and wrap it. In this way, your mousepad will dry quicker, and you can start gaming on it faster. It should only take a couple of hours until your mousepad is completely dry.
Note: Don’t put the wet mousepad on a heater. The rubber might melt by doing so.
Here’s a before and after picture of my mousepad.
You’ll see the results, and your mousepad becomes much smoother and doesn’t have the ugly patch in the middle anymore. We’d remove all the dust and resistance without damaging the cloth in any way. Just two points to remember, if you clean your mouse pad, make sure you use dish soap and the backside of the sponge with lukewarm water.
Finally, let me know if you’ve cleaned your mousepad and how that worked out for you.