How to Clean Lucite

Save

Lucite is a brand name of acrylic plastic. It typically is formed into sheets or cylinders for general construction and craft use, but it can also be used to make a variety of household items such as table legs, chairs, lamp bases and cabinet handles. Lucite is a durable substance that is typically clear and colorless, but it can be made in different opacities and colors. The main drawback of Lucite, as well as other acrylics, is that can be fairly easily scratched. However, with proper cleaning, you won't damage the flawless surface.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 soft, non-absorbent, lint-free, non-abrasive cloths
  • Hot water
  • Dish soap
  • Bucket
  • Plastic polish (optional)
  • Prepare a bucket of hot water with a bit of liquid dish soap squirted in and agitated into a lather.

  • Use the soft cloth to apply the hot, soapy water to the Lucite. Or, use the plastic polish according to package directions.

  • Rinse well with warm water.

  • Dry with another soft cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is recommended that you use disposable cloths and use them only once. Reused cloths may harbor fragments of dirt and debris, which may be invisible to the naked eye but can cause scratching on your Lucite. Once the scratch happens, the damage is done.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Remove Scratches From Lucite

    Lucite is a commonly used trade name for PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), which is a synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. Often referred to...

  • What Is Vintage Lucite?

    Lucite, also known as acrylic, Plexiglas and Perspex, is the synthetic polymer polymethyl methacrylate. In essence, it is plastic, but with advantages...

  • How to Make Lucite Jewelry

    Lucite is a transparent or translucent plastic that is popular in jewelry making. Lucite was introduced to the market as a more...

Related Searches

Read Article

19 Home Decor DIYs That Only Look Expensive

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!