How To Flatten A Mousepad [Easy Step-by-Step Guide]

Written By Steven Arends

Are you facing difficulties hovering the mouse over your Mousepad?

Well, then you should flatten your Mousepad.

You may ask:

How to flatten a mousepad?

The most effective way to flatten your mousepad is by rolling the Mousepad the opposite way. You can also iron it with a cloth on top of it by applying gentle pressure. Using a hairdryer on the bumps to heat it up helps as well.

I know how frustrating it can be to have a mousepad that gets curled up in no time, and that is why I came up with this guide, which will help you flatten your Mousepad.

So put on your reading glass and read the whole post.

Also, Check out our expert-recommended best corsair keyboards. Grab the latest corsair mouse pad for competitive gaming.

How To Flatten A Curl packaged Mousepad

A wavy or curly mouse pad doesn’t help you in any way. It doesn’t look good, nor does it feel good to use. I mean, you don’t want to aim with a mouse where you face obstacles moving it.

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with your mouse. However, a sticky mousepad or a curled-up one might be the one that is causing you to have this flimsy aim.

Now you are probably thinking, hey, I will get rid of my old Mousepad and buy a hard mousepad.

Well, no, you don’t have to do that because I will be giving you a step-by-step guide so that you can land a solution and move your mouse freely.

Sometimes we experience this problem because of the manufacturer’s improper packaging. It comes with a small box wrapped inside of it; hence when we take the Mousepad, it is uneven from the very beginning.

Also, if you are someone who is experiencing bumps in the Mousepad, follow the guide to flatten your Mousepad. Also, check out the best corsair case for your corsair build.

Here are the steps to flatten a mousepad:

1. Flatten the Mousepad with an Iron

Personally, I use this method every time my Mousepad gets curled up. You need an iron and a piece of cloth to cover your Mousepad.

Check out our expert’s recommended Corsair CPU Cooler for cooling your gaming rig.

flatten-mousepad

  1. Put your Mousepad on a flat surface.
  2. Cover your Mousepad with the cloth.
  3. Set your Iron on medium heat.
  4. Cover the Mousepad with a damp cloth and start ironing it. While ironing the mouse pad, always start from the corner and move on to the middle portion.
  5. Repeat the process two-three times.
  6. Let it cool down after ironing.
Note: While using this method, always keep in mind that you cannot let your Iron come into direct contact with the Mousepad.

2. Roll the Mousepad Opposite Way

This is one of the easiest and practical solutions. It worked for many users, and hopefully, it will work for you as well.

  1. Roll up your mouse the opposite way.
  2. Box it up for two to three days in the same box it came in. If you don’t have the box, you can use a rubber around or anything with a firm enough grip to hold it.
  3. Unwrap/ Unbox it after two/three days.

And you are done. Congratulations, now you have a flattened mousepad.

3. Put Gentle Pressure on the Mouse Pad

This method is also time-consuming, but it works.apply-gentle-pressure-to-mousepad

  1. Put your Mousepad on a flat surface.
  2. Put weight on your mouse in a precise manner. For weight, you can use books.
  3. Use your Hairdryer in a specific area for bumps.
  4. Leave the pressure on for Two-three days.

This method is prevalent among users. Many users got their solution by applying this method.

4. Use a HairDryer

This process is like the Iron method, but instead of Iron, we will be using a Hairdryer.

So, if you don’t have an Iron in your house, you can use this method as an alternative.hair-dry-your-mousepad

  1. Put your Mousepad on a flat surface.
  2. Cover your Mousepad with the cloth.
  3. Set your Hairdryer on the maximum heat you can keep to medium heat if you don’t use the cloth.
  4. Hover your Hairdryer on the bumpy areas. While using the Hairdryer, always start from the corner and move on to the middle portion of the Mousepad.
  5. Repeat the process Two-three times.
  6. Let it cool down.

This method is easy, and you can fix your Mousepad in no time.

How To Flatten an RGB Mousepad

Hey, everything wrapped around RGB is just incredible, right?

Up until you stumble upon a mousepad that is curled up and bumpy here and there.

You cannot go through the above-mentioned process because the RGB mousepad cannot tolerate the pressure or the heat if you are not extra cautious. Also, check out the best corsair fans for your corsair build.

Don’t worry; I will give you the solution.

Most of the RGB mousepads are thick and unbendable. Only a few of them can be bent and rolled. Do check out the efficient and budget-friendly best corsair power supply this year.

Here are the steps to flatten your RGB Mousepad:

  1. Put your Mousepad on a flat surface and cover your Mousepad with a thick cloth. Caution: Do not use anything below 500 GSM
  2. Set your Iron on medium heat. And After covering the Mousepad, start ironing it. While ironing it always start from the corner and move on to the middle portion of the Mousepad.
  3. Repeat the process Two-three times.

While using this method, always keep in mind you cannot let your Iron come into direct contact with the Mousepad.

Even though this method is beneficial and you are hassle-free for a long time, you should be extra cautious when it comes to RGB.

You can roll it in the opposite direction if you don’t want to use heat. But keep that in mind, you have to follow this method quite often to flatten your Mousepad.

How To Clean Your Mousepad

If your Mousepad is sticky, you will face problems using it. You cannot move your mouse well and so on.

You should clean your Mousepad 3-4 times a year. And it’s best if you avoid eating and drinking around your computer desk. If you do so, please be cautious.

First of all, you need a shampoo or shower gel. You can use soap too, but it’s best if you avoid it.

Here are the steps to clean a mouse pad:

  1. Gently scrub your Mousepad with the shower gel or shampoo. You can use a brush but be gentle with it.
  2. Rinse away the shampoo or gel from the Mousepad.
  3. Use a towel to soak off the extra water. And let it dry underneath a ceiling fan.

There you go, you are done cleaning your Mousepad.

When you are cleaning your Mousepad, never use hot water. And if your Mousepad is uneven after the cleaning, follow the methods mentioned above to flatten it.

Final Thoughts

An uneven Mousepad takes out the whole joy of using a buttery smooth PC and on top of it if it’s bumpy? Then surely game over for you.

But if you follow the methods I have mentioned above well, you can flatten your Mousepad in no time.

And if you have any more queries, you can always reach us.

Leave a Comment