How to Remove Rubber Scuff Marks from a Projector Screen


Olly asked: How would I clean rubber marks off a projector screen? I have a ping pong table set up near a projector screen and accidentally grazed the screen with my racket. Now there is a black streak on the screen. Thanks in advance for any help.

Projector screens are composed of a variety of materials. Most of them either are a cotton fabric or have plastic coated finish. Removing the scuff marks will depend partially on the material. Choose from the list below to find a method that is safe for your material. With gentle work, the scuff mark can be removed without damaging the screen.

You Will Need:

Steps to Remove the Scuff Mark:

  1. If the surface is slick or coated, it may be possible to erase the scuff mark. Rubber removes rubber. Simply rub a white eraser over the scuff mark to erase it away.
  2. If this does not work and the screen can tolerate light moisture, try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Moisten the sponge with a small amount of water. Squeeze it out well.
  3. Rub the sponge over the surface of the scuff mark. These sponges are excellent for removing all kinds of stains and marks and are safe to use on most surfaces.
  4. All purpose cleaners are also effective in removing scuff marks. Spray a small amount on a soft cloth and gently wipe the area with it. Apply enough pressure to remove the rubber mark, but not so much that it damages the screen.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • If possible, provide support from behind while scrubbing the area. This will help to prevent stretching of the fabric and also provide extra pressure for quicker cleaning.
  • Avoid spraying colored sprays and cleaners onto the surface as they may leave a secondary stain.
  • WD-40 is effective in removing scuff marks, if it is safe to use on the fabric.
  • For all cleaning sprays and solutions, always test a small area first to ensure there are no damaging effects to the surface of the screen.

Leave a Comment