Mousepads are best for moving mouse smoothly and keep it safe from damages. There are different mousepads available for different needs such as gaming mouse, laser mouse etc. But one thing is common in all mousepads; they get dirty with use and needs proper cleaning for best performance. Let’s take a look at how to clean a mousepad.

How to clean a mousepad

How to Clean a Mousepad

In order clean a plastic or fabric covered mousepad quickly, rub it with some shampoo and the moist rag. Use water and a clean rag to rinse off the shampoo. Let your mousepad dry completely.

Here are other ways for how to clean a mousepad with household items.

First of all, check out the material of the mousepad. In most cases, it will be spongy foam covered with a plastic top or finely knit fabric.

Clean the Surface of Mousepad

How to Clean a Mousepad- Fabric Covered Mousepad

How to Clean a Mousepad- Fabric Covered Mousepad

To clean fabric surface, gently rub it with moist rag or washcloth and some shampoo. A shampoo is a mild clean and also gentle on skin and on most fabrics too.

How to Clean a Mousepad- Plastic Covered Mousepad

How to Clean a Mousepad- Plastic Covered Mousepad

Use a mild spray household cleaner to clean plastic covered mousepad using sponge or cloth. Shampoo or dish soap can be the best choice.

  • Rinse off all the cleaner of your mousepad.
  • Place your mousepad outside to dry properly.
  • How to Clean a Mousepad Using Hot Water and Soap
  • It is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to clean a mousepad. Make a mixture of hot water and soap.
  • Clean a mousepad using this soap solution with the help of sponge or clean cloth.
  • It will stop bumps from forming.
  • It will also help you to get rid of existing bumps.
  • Hang the cleaned mousepad to dry.
  • Mousepad can last for longer if you keep it clean regularly. Try to clean your mousepad at least once in a month.
  • Never use a wet mousepad as it will surely damage your beloved mouse.

Additional Tips

  • If your mousepad is hopelessly stained or is coming apart, it is time to buy a new one.
  • Remove dirt from your mouse too before using it on a cleaned mousepad.

Warnings

  • If you use wooden desk surface then give mousepad some extra time to try.
  • Always use towel, rag or washcloth that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Don’t use a mouse on a wet mousepad. Wait for the mousepad to dry completely.