How to Clean Your Gaming Mouse Pad


Dec 24 2017

Listen, we all go through it. Hours of gaming at your desk lead to sweat and food debris accumulating on your precious mousepad. The tried and true “wiping it really hard with your hand” method is not getting the job done anymore, so it’s time to give that mousepad a proper washing. But how do you even begin to clean it? Follow the steps in this how-to guide to effectively clean your mousepad, getting it looking as fresh as the day you bought it.

In this blog post, we’ll cover 3 ways to clean your gaming mousepad or deskmat. The first two methods are suitable for clothe gaming mousepads, while the third method is specifically for the Elements mousespad (Fire, Ice, and Air). The first method is ideal if you don’t have a washing machine, or if you want to play it safe. The second method involves using a washing machine, however, you must select the low tumble and cold water settings to make sure your mousepad dos not get DataMade. Keep reading to learn how to safely clean your gaming mousepad.

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Clean Your Mousepad Effectively With These Simple Steps

1. The Sink Method

Wash your dirty mousepad in the sink or tub for effective results.

As mentioned above, this is the safest option since you don’t need to worry about washing machine settings or damaging or wrapping your mousepad’s surface.

For this, you need the following materials:

The supplied needed to clean your mousepad:

1 x Sink/Batch

1 x Dish Soap

1 x Sponge

1 x Mousepad

1 x Dry Towel


  1. 1. Fill a sink or bathtub with warm water
  2. 2. Add dish soap
  3. 3. Use a sponge to clean the stains off your mousepad’s surface
  4. 4. For intense stains, let it soak in the soap water for 5 -10 minutes. Then scrub again with more pressure while still being gentle.
  5. 5. Rinse the mousepad. Make sure to completely wash off all soap residue.
  6. 6. Pat the mousepad dry with a towel. We do not recommend using a hairdryer.
  7. 7. Air dry once done. Give it 24–36 hours before use if possible.

Can I Clean My Mousepad Using the Washing Machine?

Rejoice! Glorious cloth gaming mousepads are indeed machine washable. However, there are a few things to note before throwing your mousepad in with your favorite shirt. Remember to wash it with other similar colored items–especially if you have a white mouse pad!  Set your washing machine to use cold water and a low tumble setting–these two settings will ensure your mousepad does not wrap and does not get damaged.

For this method, keep reading below to see what items are needed and what washing machine settings you need to select. 

2. The Washing Machine Method

Now that you know that you can easily throw in your mousepad or deskmat in the washing machine, below we'll list out, step by step, how to safely wash it.

The supplies needed:

1 x Washing Machine

1 x Mousepad

1 x Soap/Regular Detergent

  1. Toss the mousepad into the washing machine.
  2. Add a dash of soap/regular detergent.
  3. Set to cold/low tumble. Do not use hot water.
  4. Air dry once done. Do not use the dryer. Give it 24-36 hours before use if possible.

3. How to Clean the Elements Ice Mousepad

The Glorious Elements Series of mousepads utilize unique hybrid-surface materials that require a different cleaning technique than traditional full cloth pads. Properly maintaining your pad prevents reduced performance due to oil and dirt buildup.


Follow the instructions below to clean your Elements Ice mousepad effectively:

  1. 1. Apply liquid dish soap to a damp, soft cloth or towel
  2. 2. With the pad laid on a flat surface, gently rub the top with the soapy cloth to remove grease
  3. 3. Wipe it with a clean, damp cloth to remove leftover residue and soap
  4. 4. Use a soft, dry cloth to remove any excess liquid for faster drying
  5. 5. Let the mousepad air dry thoroughly, for 24 hours, in a shaded space before continued use

Be careful not to bend or fold the mousepad during cleaning. Between thorough cleanings, you can wipe off fingerprints or other residues with a dry, soft cloth.

If you continue to experience reduced performance after cleaning, please reach out to our support team for further assistance.

That's it! Good as New!

Congratulations, you have effectively cleaned your gaming mousepad and restored it to its former glory! Regardless of the method you used, your freshly washed pad should be stain-free and ready to go in no time once it's been adequately dried.

Looking for a spare mousepad to use while your main is drying? Wanting to give hard surface pads a try? Look no further than our Glorious gaming mouse pads. We have a wide variety of materials, surfaces, and sizes available, so one is sure to match your playstyle.

How to Clean Keyboard, Keycaps, and Mouse

As a dedicated gamer, we understand the importance of maintaining all your equipment, which extends beyond your mousepad. To help you keep your entire gaming setup pristine, we recommend you explore our in-depth tutorials on:

  1. 1.  How to Clean Your Keycaps and Keyboard

  2. 2.  How to Clean Your Gaming Mouse

Not only will these guides ensure optimal performance, but they will also extend the life of your equipment. From detailing steps to clean keycaps, to the best methods for mouse maintenance, we've got you covered. Remember, a clean gaming setup is a step towards a better gaming experience. Happy gaming!