If you are a professional pool player, then you must have a collection of pool cue sticks. To keep all of them in good shape, you need to maintain and take care of your cue sticks so that they can be used for a long time. When you use a pool cue stick, it starts to lose its smoothness, natural feel and shape over time. Then it’s your responsibility to maintain the cue stick to get the best performance. For this purpose, there are some ways and methods that you can use to maintain your cue sticks. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Using a Pool Cue Cleaner:

Keeping your pool stick clean is very important if you want to use it for a long time. There are different types of pool cue cleaners available in the market and specially designed to clean your pool cue stick without creating any hassle. You can use a damp towel to clean your cue stick as well. Your cue stick needs to get cleaned after every use to remain in good condition. 

  • Sandpaper for cue sticks:

For maintenance, sandpaper can do a pretty good job because it can clean any nicks from your cue stick. But it can also cause severe damage to your cue stick, that’s why use sandpaper only when it is necessary. There are several other methods to remove dents from your cue stick, but you should try to avoid them in the first place.

  • Keep your cue sticks in shape:

If you want best from your cue stick, you must keep their shape. If you lean the stick on the table, this will cause the stick to lose its shape. It is challenging to get your pool stick back in shape. That’s why you should keep your cues in vertical racks. It will help you to keep your stick in straight shape. 

  • Prevent it from Bending:

You should prevent your stick from bending. But if the bend is small, it is possible to straighten it back. Don’t try straight your stick by yourself, the weight of the stick does it automatically as long as the bend is not too severe. 


Pool cue sticks should only be used for the playing purposes, nothing else. You should take them out only when you are playing pool and keep them in the vertical racks when you are done. Proper maintenance will keep your pool cue stick in excellent shape.