Finding scuff marks on your stage pole is one of the nastiest discoveries you can make.
Considering how much went into buying that pole, you’ll likely mentally give yourself the ‘talk.’ But look on the bright side; it’s another sign that you’re doing an amazing job with your pole.
Getting rid of those scuff marks is easy, depending on how you look at it.
I’ll guide you through the process below. Let’s go!
Removing Scuff Marks from X Stage Pole
I recommend three options.
Spray painting is perhaps the best solution for removing scuff marks from your stage pole. The best part is, you can do it at home.
I recommend outdoor spray paint in any color. Black color if you wish to maintain the original appearance. Alternatively, speak to an auto body/collision repair shop if you don’t like DIY projects.
Think of it as a remodeling job; you can choose any color to repaint your stage pole.
My friend who recently spray painted her X stage pole told me; “At first, I was crying because of the scuff mark on my precious stage pole. After that, I breathed deeply and sprayed gold color. I told myself “just accept it“
So, I advise that you also live with this small detail. It’s a part of your journey. Get spray paint and give your stage pole a do-over.
P.S.: Protect the X-Pole or Lupit Pole logo by taping a plastic bag across the logo area before spray painting your stage pole.
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Clean With Toothpaste
Toothpaste is a mild abrasive, so it can help remove minor scratches and scuff marks from your stage pole’s paint job.
Here’s how to use toothpaste to remove the scuff mark:
- Clean the stage pole’s surface using a dry cotton or microfiber cloth.
- Squeeze out a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to your finger, cotton wool, or a soft, clean cloth
- Apply it to the scratched area in a circular motion until the scuff mark reduces or disappears.
Clean with Baking Soda and Dish Soap
If the toothpaste method doesn’t work, I recommend doing the baking soda and dish soap mix.
- Mix one teaspoonful of baking soda with a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid.
- Scoop the paste and apply directly on the stage pole’s scuffed surface.
- Use a cotton wool or clean cloth to rub the paste in a circular motion.
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Get a Crash Mat
A crash mat can help conceal the scuff marks on your stage pole and prevent newer marks (if you’ve spray painted the stage).
There are plenty of crash mat recommendations online. However, BalanceFrom Interlocking Tiles is my go-to and affordable crash mat.
What Not to Do When Removing Scuff Marks From Stage Poles
Coconut Oil and Rubbing Alcohol
I’ve seen this advice several times online, but it’s absolutely a bad idea.
The coconut oil does nothing to the scuff mark but leaves the stage oily. The rubbing alcohol can also be bad for the paint.
You may regret this some minutes into cleaning the scuff – so avoid rubbing alcohol.
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POLE THEATRE FRANCE 2018
EXOTIC GENERATION RUSSIA 2019 & 2020 (HARD)
POLE THEATRE UK 2019 & 2022 (CLASSIQUE)
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