How To Clean Acrylic

Category: clear acrylic
Acrylic, also known as Plexiglas or Perspex, is a popular, plastic-based alternative to glass and is found in many homes in furniture such as coffee tables,  side tables,  fish tanks, picture frames, splashbacks and mirrors.  It is both decorative and functional.  But how do you clean the acrylic products in your home? Follow these handy tips from plastic product providers The Plastic People, and your acrylic furniture will continue to look like new for years to come.

  1. Wear rubber gloves and handle your acrylic by its edges
  2. Put your acrylic on a clean, lint-free surface – if it is a small piece of acrylic cover the area with paper towels; if it is a large piece, prop it against a wall or other surface.
  3. Only use either a soft cotton or micro fibre cloth
  4. Sweep your chosen cloth over both sides of your acrylic to remove any loose dust or dirt.

    use a suitable acrylic cleaner

  5. Spray a small amount of Acrylic Cleaner such as Vuplex onto a different soft cotton or micro fibre cloth – wipe this onto your acrylic. Wipe gently until the cleaner is totally gone. Use another clean cotton or microfiber cloth if you need to. Alternatively use warm soapy water.
  6. Let your acrylic dry and handle by its edges again to put it back into use.

Never use chemicals to clean acrylic – they will damage it

  • Any ammonia based cleaner eg)  window cleaner
  • Abrasive or caustic cleaners
  • WD-40 or any other petroleum-based chemical
  • Scrubbing pads or other abrasive pad

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