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Ensuring your PC setup is not only tidy but also clean too should be up there in terms of priorities, prohibiting any dust or dirt getting into your hardware and ultimately, keeping them working for longer. This can also be applied to something like your mouse pad as it’s certainly susceptible to attracting grime that can collate, hindering your mouse movements.
In this article we’re going to go through the necessary steps you’ll need to take for how to clean a mouse pad whether that’s a regular variant or one that’s electronically enabled, potentially having some RGB lighting that you certainly don’t want to damage. We’re also going to run through the tools/equipment you’ll need to get your cleaning job done so you’re prepared before you even get into the process.
Like most things, you can get away with cleaning a regular mouse pad with some regular soapy water and a cloth/sponge so, you’ll need to make sure you have those in your cupboards. We’d recommend either washing detergent or washing up liquid as your soap of choice and stick to a regular sponge or a brush to bring out those tough grime spots.
If you’re wanting to clean a hard or RGB mouse pad, you’re going to need a different setup. A microfibre cloth is your weapon of choice here due to it’s less abrasive nature but again, soapy water is the substance you can use to soak it in to do a proper cleaning job. If you feel like soapy water is a bit too much of a risk, opting for something like rubbing alcohol could be a good choice due to its fast-drying properties.
To ensure your mouse pad is completely dry, you’re going to be using a combination of towel drying and air drying so ensure you have a large towel handy, enough to wrap your mouse pad in it so you can squeeze all of the water out.
So, you’ve got all your necessary equipment you need to clean your mousepad successfully, now it’s time to go through the steps. We’re going to detail what you’ll need to do for different mouse pad variants including cloth, hard, and RGB so you can get them looking brand new without damaging them.
A cloth mousepad is the simplest to clean thanks to its flexibility and lack of any internal electronics. But, you’ll still need to follow a few steps to get it right. Here’s what you need to do:
Your cloth mouse pad should be looking nice a fresh now but if not, simply repeat the process until you’re happy with the outcome.
A hard mouse pad is quite clearly different from a cloth one because it is so rigid, making it a little tougher to clean. However, the process is almost the same but lacking in the complete soaking of your pad.
Your hard mouse pad should be looking nice a fresh now but if not, simply repeat the process until you’re happy with the outcome.
An RGB mouse pad is a completely different beast than a cloth or hard variant due to the fact that you’ll need to be extra careful thanks to the internal electronics. This means you won’t be soaking it in warm soapy water and rather a more cautious approach to cleaning.
Your RGB mouse pad should be looking nice a fresh now but if not, simply repeat the process until you’re happy with the outcome.
There we have it, no matter what mouse pad you have, you should now know how to clean it well and in a safe manner.