How To Clean a Dartboard

  • By: Alex
  • Date: October 5, 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.

How To Clean a Bristle Dartboard?

Materials Needed

  • Dirty dartboard
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Spray bottle filled with water

The beauty of this method is its simplicity and if you do it regularly it can significantly increase the length of your dartboard’s life.

Step 1 – Remove the Numbers

If you have the type of board that has removable numbers, remove them. If not, skip forward to step 2.

The Unicorn dartboard pictured right has a removable outer ring of numbers.

They are held on by small clips around the outside of your board. By stretching the wire ever so slightly you can release one side and then the rest should come off easily.

Step 2 – Vacuum

Using a small brush extension on your vacuum cleaner, gently remove any excess dirt and dust from your board.

Step 3 – Spray

spray dartboard with water

Carefully use your spray bottle filled with water to lightly spray the entire surface of your board. Don’t over do it. By gently moistening the bristles, as they dry, they tighten closer together and this helps refresh the board’s bristles.

Step 4 – Rotate

If you’ve played darts for a while you might have realized that your board is starting to wear out a lot more in certain areas. As people aim for high score areas of the board, so wear and tear is more prevalent here. To counteract this, rotate your board.

Just make sure to have a black and red section at the top as your new 20. Typically choose another black and red area that is the least worn to rotate to this spot.

Now, reattach your numbers wire with the 20 at the top.

Final Thoughts

If your dartboard does not have removable numbers, you can still dust and spray it to keep it looking good. Just a few minutes work can dramatically extend the life of your board – keep it clean!

You might like our article for cheap dartboards under $50 if cleaning seems like to much work!

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