How to Clean an Acrylic Sheet


Acrylic sheets are used in a variety of different businesses, educational institutions and other organizations. The material is impact-resistant and very durable. To properly care for your acrylic sheets, clean them with the right type of chemical. Harsh solutions can damage the material. The key is to clean acrylic sheets properly so the material will be in service for years.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Lint-free soft clothes
  • Brillianize Acrylic Cleaner or other chemical designed for cleaning acrylic
  • Place the acrylic sheet on a clean, lint-free surface covered with paper towels if the sheet is small, or prop against a wall or other surface if the sheet is large. Wear rubber gloves and handle the acrylic sheet by the edges.

  • Wipe the sheet by gently sweeping a lint-free soft cloth over the surface to remove any loose dust or dirt. Make sure you sweep both sides of the acrylic sheet.

  • Spray a small amount of Brillianize Acrylic Cleaner or other cleaner specifically designed for cleaning acrylic onto another soft cloth and onto the acrylic sheet. Wipe gently with a lint-free cloth until the cleaner is totally gone.

  • Stand the acrylic sheet on its edge, if it is on a flat surface, to clean the other side.

  • Let the acrylic sheet dry by propping it against a wall or other surface. Handle the acrylic sheet by its edges to place it back into use after it is dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't use a window cleaner like Windex or other ammonia-based cleaner. These chemicals will damage your acrylic. Don't use an abrasive or caustic cleaner. Don't use WD-40 or any other petroleum-based chemical on your acrylic sheets. Never use a scrubbing pad or other abrasive pad to clean your acrylic.

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