How do I clean a basketball?


Basketballs tend to get dirty very quickly due to their frequent contact with the ground. Their porous surface makes the dirt more sticky, making it slippery, and it also contains germs that can be transmitted from player to player. Today we have some tips that you should follow to keep your ball clean and in good condition.

What do you need

  • material
  • water
  • Leather cleaner
  • sponge

How are you going to clean

  1. Gently wipe the ball with a cloth dampened in water to remove surface grime and grime. Make sure the cloth isn’t too wet as excess water may warp or damage the leather.
  2. For better cleaning, you can apply the usual leather cleaner by applying a very small amount and rubbing on the areas that need more cleaning. The texture of the leather ball is very important for its grip and performance, so spreading the product into unnecessary areas can have an adverse effect.
  3. If the leather cleaner hasn’t removed all of the dirt, try dampening the sponge in water and again rubbing only the areas that really need cleaning.
  4. Lastly, dry the ball completely with another soft, dry cloth, especially if you don’t plan to use it right away, as moisture will ruin the leather over time.



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