How to clean black residue off of trampoline mats

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How to clean black residue off of trampoline mats
Black residue can be removed from a trampoline mat. (Getty Creative)

Trampolines provide hours of entertainment and exercise for both children and adults. Bouncing on a trampoline increases heart rate, strengthens muscles and joints, improves posture and reduces body fat. But over time, dirt, dust, body oils and other debris can collect on a trampoline mat, forming a black residue. Keeping a trampoline mat clean and free of residue will cause the trampoline to appear shiny and new, while allowing it to last longer.

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Things you need

  • Broom
  • Cleaning bucket
  • Lukewarm water
  • 36 ml (2 tbsp) liquid dish detergent
  • Garden hose
  • Scrub brush
  • Clean towel

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  1. 1

    Sweep the trampoline mat with broom to remove loose residue. Remove as much of the loose debris as you can.

  2. 2

    Fill a bucket with lukewarm water. Pour 36 ml (2 tbsp) of liquid dish detergent into the water to create a soapy solution.

  3. 3

    Spray the trampoline mat with water from a garden hose. The mat should be completely soaked before attempting to remove the black residue.

  4. 4

    Dip a scrub brush into the soapy solution. Scrub the trampoline mat thoroughly with the scrub brush until you completely remove the black residue.

  5. 5

    Rinse the trampoline mat with water from the garden hose. Dry the trampoline mat with a clean towel.

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