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Shuffleboard FAQ's
Do I have to stain the concrete?
Do you carry Table Shuffleboard supplies?
Do you have a catalog?
How do I apply the Arizona Gold Sealer and Wax?
How do I place an order?
How do I stain my shuffleboard court?
How long do I have to wait to stain and stripe the concrete after it is poured?
How much stain will I need for my shuffleboard court?
How often do I need to re-apply Arizona Gold Sealer and Wax?
I am planning to have a Shuffleboard Court put in, who should I contact?
Is there a backyard shuffleboard set available?
Is there a book with the dimensions and rules for Outdoor Shuffleboard?
Is there a way to make the discs go faster down the shuffleboard court?
Is there a way to make the shuffleboard court slippery?
Is there any concrete preparation before I stain my new shuffleboard court?
Is there any easy way to number and stripe a Shuffleboard Court?
What are the methods of payment?
What if I have an old concrete slab with cracks in it?
What if I receive my shipment and there is damage?
What is Dura-Glide?
What is in your Resort Shuffleboard Set?
What is the method of shipping?
What is the official size of a Shuffleboard Court?
What is Wind-Wax?
What kind of stain do I use on my shuffleboard court?
When will our order be shipped?
Why do you recommend stain and not paint for the shuffleboard court?
Will other types of sealer and wax work on concrete shuffleboard courts?
Do I have to stain the concrete?
No, not the base of the concrete, some prefer to have the natural color of the concrete and then you will need to stain the lines and numbers on the court. Others prefer to stain the base "Patio Green" and use white stain for the lines and the numbers. We do recommend H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain (by Sherwin Williams) in "Patio Green" for the base and then less than a quart of the H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain for the white lines & numbers (however, the Stains are only sold by the gallon).
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Do you carry Table Shuffleboard supplies?
Yes, we have table shuffleboard wax.
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Do you have a catalog?
Our website is our catalog. Feel free to print any page or the entire site for use at another time.
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How do I apply the Arizona Gold Sealer and Wax?
A lamb’s wool applicator will give the smoothest finish on your court.
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How do I place an order?
You can place an order online by adding products to your shopping cart and then following the payment process. This feature is available 24 hours a day. You can call us in Arizona at 1-480-969-2209 and out of state at 1-888-969-2209 (TOLL FREE). We are open Monday-Friday 9:am-4pm MST. (summer hours are 9-3) We are closed Saturday and Sunday.
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How do I stain my shuffleboard court?
First, make sure you prep your court by acid washing. Then, to stain, you will need a good quality sponge roller for the base coat (Patio Green stain). Make sure to wipe off any excess stain that has not penetrated into the concrete with a damp cloth. By not wiping the excess of, you may see peeling at a later time. Make sure the base coat is completely dry (24 hours) before applying the white lines and numbers. Use a 1” good quality nylon brush to apply the white stain for the lines and numbers. Drying time for stain is approximately 24 hours. We do recommend H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain (by Sherwin Williams) in "Patio Green" for the base and then less than a quart of the H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain for the white lines & numbers (however, the Stains are only sold by the gallon). Always read the instructions on the can of Stain for proper prep work and application!
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How long do I have to wait to stain and stripe the concrete after it is poured?
Consult your licensed concrete contractor who you hired, because curing time can vary drastically from state to state. Typically, 25 to 45 days depending on your location.
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How much stain will I need for my shuffleboard court?
You will use 2-3 gallons per court of the H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain in "Patio Green" for the base and then less than a quart of the H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain for the white lines & numbers (however, the Stains are only sold by the gallon).
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How often do I need to re-apply Arizona Gold Sealer and Wax?
Basically, when it has lost its effectiveness which can be from 1 to 3 years. To remove old sealer and wax you need to use Arizona Gold Stripper. This is a concentrate and must be diluted to the directions on the label. Once, that is cleaned off and dry, you can apply your Arizona Gold Sealer and Wax again.
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I am planning to have a Shuffleboard Court put in, who should I contact?
You should consult a licensed concrete contractor in your area, because soil conditions vary drastically from state to state. Be sure to get several bids and see examples of work previously done. A very important thing to ask your potential Contractor, "do you know how to lay 52 feet by 6 feet of concrete WITHOUT any expansion joints?" If he /she tells you that it cannot be done, then it is time to look for another licensed contractor. It can be done and is done all over the country. Expansion joints can either stop, or miss-direct a shuffleboard disc, thus taking the fun out of playing shuffleboard. The contractor should know how to use the required amount of wire mesh and rebar tied together along with the proper substrate in your area so that expansion joints are not needed.
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Is there a backyard shuffleboard set available?
Yes, it is called the Economy Shuffleboard Set. The set consists of 4 - 63" aluminum economy cues, a disc set (4-black, 4-red), and a sheet of instructions. However, it is not the quality of the Resort Set, but fine for family fun and backyard use.
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Is there a book with the dimensions and rules for Outdoor Shuffleboard?
Yes, we sell a 64 page book for $7.95 plus $5.15 priority mail postage. The book gives you the basic rules, penalties and strategies of the game. It also includes the court dimensions.
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Is there a way to make the discs go faster down the shuffleboard court?
Yes, there are several options available. We carry products that are applied to the bottom of discs. One item is a Disc Spray Wax which is applied to the bottom of the discs and the other, is a Silicone Disc Bar which also is applied to the bottom the discs. Usually, only one of those options is used. Also, there are products to spread onto the court as well. One, is called Dura Glide which is a beaded wax applied to the shuffleboard court by using a shaker sprinkling it evenly down the court. When you are finished playing, you can sweep us the Dura Glide and re-use it time after time until it has simply lost its effectiveness or is extremely dirty. Another option is Wind Wax which is more of a cakey type dressing for the shuffleboard courts. This is good for shuffleboard courts in windy areas because it stays on the court because of the material it is made out of. You also spread Wind Wax onto the court with a shaker specifically made for Wind Wax. This product can also be swept up after playing and re-used until it has lost its effectiveness or is extremely dirty. SPECIAL NOTE: DURA GLIDE AND WIND WAX ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY PRODUCTS AND SHOULD NOT BE WALKED ON, USED ON WALKWAYS, OR ON DANCE FLOORS.
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Is there a way to make the shuffleboard court slippery?
Yes, we carry Arizona Gold Sealer (which is not a permanent sealer) and Arizona Gold Wax that can be applied to a shuffleboard court to make a glass like finish on your court. After your court is stained, numbered and lined, and completely dry you can apply Arizona Gold Sealer to seal all the small pores in the concrete (usually 1 – 2 coats), and then apply the Arizona Gold Wax on top of the Sealer (1 – 2 coats). Drying time between coats is approximately 45 minutes and make sure it doesn’t rain 24-48 hours before you start this project. When applying either Sealer or Wax, it is extremely important that there is no rain forecast for at least 3-4 days after application! If it does rain, please be sure to wipe off all the rain water from the court immediately. Do not let the water just lay there on top of your new sealer and wax, it may well discolor with white spotting and even peel up. Storing these products is also important, they must be stored at room temperature at all times because extreme cold or extreme heat can destroy the effectiveness of these products. SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS ON DANCE FLOORS, WALKWAYS, OR ON YOUR SHUFFLEBOARD COURT IF PEOPLE WILL BE WALKING ON IT. OUR PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE TO BE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY!
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Is there any concrete preparation before I stain my new shuffleboard court?
Yes, be sure to wait the necessary time for new concrete to cure according to your licensed concrete contactor’s advice. Then you need to use Muriatic Acid to acid wash your concrete which cleans the pours of the concrete of any debris. Use all the precautions while using the Muriatic Acid. Wash down thoroughly and allow to dry before moving on.
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Is there any easy way to number and stripe a Shuffleboard Court?
YES, with our easy to use stencil with complete and easy to read instructions. The Stencil is made of a strong light duty clear plastic so it is completely re-usable. It comes in 3 sections, used separately and for best results, we recommend using H & C Concrete Water based Stain for the Patio green base coat and then white H&C Stain for the lines & numbers. H & C concrete water based stain can be purchased at your nearby Sherwin Williams store or Home Depot. Please be sure to read and follow the H&C label instructions for applying the H&C stain. Please Note: Please follow the simple and easy instructions included with your stencil and should you still have any questions, please call us toll free at 1-888-969-2209, we can help. The stencil cannot be returned once it has been used. (Average time to stencil a court is about 2 hours).
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What are the methods of payment?
We accept VISA, MC, AMEX and DISCOVER
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What if I have an old concrete slab with cracks in it?
An older concrete slab will more than likely have old stain, sealer and wax as well as cracks. You need to use Muriatic acid to remove all of the old stain, sealer and wax (please use all necessary precautions). Wash down thoroughly and allow to dry before moving on. If there are any cracks in the slab, it is recommended that you speak to a licensed concrete contractor to find out why the crack is occurring. Rarely will chaulk, silicone, or other fiilers will take care of the problem. Since concrete will expand and contract with heat and cold, fillers of any kind tend to pop out fairly quickly after application. Major Cracks generally occur because of something going on underneath the slab. Usually it will be necessary to cut out the entire area of the crack and re-bar it with wire mesh and fill it in with new cement. This usually takes care of the problem, but refer to a licensed concrete contractor in your area for advice. However, if the cracks do not stop or miss-direct the discs, just don't worry about them, they are causing you no harm as far as the disc movement is concerned, so don't worry about small cracks that do nothing to the play of the game!
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What if I receive my shipment and there is damage?
First, you must keep all the packing and the box for FedEx inspection. Then, please call us and FedEx within 3 days. We cannot replace damaged goods unless original box and packing has been inspected by FedEx. We will handle all the paperwork with FedEx. All orders leave our warehouse insured so you will never have to worry if there is damage, we will replace it if it was the shippers fault. However, it is important to notify the FedEx at time of delivery if there is any noticable outside damage to the carton(s).
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What is Dura-Glide?
Dura-Glide is made of Styrene beads, Corn Meal and Silicone. These beads are spread over the Shuffleboard Court (whether, or not, the court has been sealed and waxed) to make the discs glide faster. These beads can be swept up to be used again. They come in an 11oz Shaker and, or, 5lb, 25lb, 50lb and 100lb refills. SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT USE ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS ON DANCE FLOORS, OR WALKWAYS. OUR PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE TO BE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY!
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What is in your Resort Shuffleboard Set?
4 full length resort cues, 8 tournament discs (4-black/4-yellow), 1 plastic disc carrier and the Rule/How To Shuffleboard book. This set is specifically designed for recreational facilities, playgrounds, retirement resorts, hotels and motels, and backyards.
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What is the method of shipping?
We use FedEx Ground Shipping. We Ship the Continental US only for items marked as FREE SHIPPING. Additional Shipping Charges will apply for Items Shipped to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. Next Day AIR and 2nd Day AIR is available at an additional cost. In addition to the Overnight, or 2nd Day.
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What is the official size of a Shuffleboard Court?
6 feet wide by 52 feet long, which includes 6 1/2 feet on each end for the approach area. Actual playing surface is 6 feet by 39 feet. If you do not have that much room, just scale down the court in length to meet your area.
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What is Wind-Wax?
This is a specially designed bead to be spread on the Shuffleboard Court in place of the Dura-Glide beads for use in windy conditions up to about 25 MPH.
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What kind of stain do I use on my shuffleboard court?
The stain that is recommended is H & C SHIELD PLUS ULTRA ACRYLIC CONCRETE STAIN (water soluable). The Traditonal colors used are "PATIO GREEN" and WHITE for the lines and numbers. But, you can use whatever color combination that you wish, just as long as the lines and numbers contrast (stand out) and are easy to read against your base coat color chosen. The stain can be purchased at your nearby Home Depot or Sherwin Williams Paint Store.
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When will our order be shipped?
Your order will be shipped the same day if received before 11am MST Monday - Friday with exception of holidays. If your order was placed after 11am MST Monday - Thursday, your order will be shipped the following business day with exception of holidays. If your order was placed on Friday after 11am MST, Saturday or Sunday, your order will be shipped Monday with exception of holidays.
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Why do you recommend stain and not paint for the shuffleboard court?
Stain penetrates into the pores of the concrete, while paint lies on top of the concrete creating ridges so when you play shuffleboard, the discs can stop, be miss-directed, or slow down from the layers of paint. When you do go to stain, new, or old concrete, it is important to acid wash the concrete first (following all necessary precautions when using Muriatic Acid!) making sure that all foreign objects are removed from the concrete pores. We do recommend H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain (by Sherwin Williams) in "Patio Green" for the base and then less than a quart of the H & C Acrylic Water based Concrete Stain for the white lines & numbers (however, the Stains are only sold by the gallon). Always read the instructions on the can of Stain for proper prep work and application! If you wish, you can use any combination of colors as long as they contrast with each other so that it is easy to read the scoring area at each end.
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Will other types of sealer and wax work on concrete shuffleboard courts?
Our Arizona Gold Stripper, Sealer and no buff Wax are specially designed for concrete shuffleboard courts. We know that these do work and they work with each other.
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