Tips for Cleaning Acrylic
CAUTION: Never use window cleaner, ammonia products, or other chemical sprays on acrylic!
Our Acrylic (Plexiglas) products can last an eternity with minimal care and maintenance. Acrylic care consists of no more than normal wipe-cleaning to keep it looking new – but care should be taken to avoid scratches.
Acrylic is also stable when exposed to sunlight, so it will not yellow or crack even when used in normal outdoor environments.
Use only a very soft damp cloth when cleaning acrylic surfaces. It is possible to scratch acrylic, so NEVER use any scouring compounds or chemical cleaners such as Windex or other glass cleaners (even if they are environmentally friendly, organic or non-scented). Should anything ever stick to an acrylic surface (such as an adhesive label or gummy substance) do not use any type of solvent.
We recommend using a mild dish detergent like "DAWN" with warm water. This will help clean the piece without causing any chemical damage.
Never use the same cloth that you clean other household items with – it can retain dirt, grit, and chemical residues that may harm your acrylic items. We recommend using a new or separate cloth for your acrylic care.
However, scratches do happen – but don’t worry! Unlike other materials, scratches on acrylic can be easily removed with Novus products.
Novus Cleaner – Repels dust and removes scratches
Keep your acrylic surfaces free from dust and dirt, with "Novus 1". It's a clear, anti-static formula specially created to remove the negative charge that can attract dust and dirt to the surface of acrylic. It is easy to use: simply wipe on and wipe off! Or use our "Novus 2" anti-static formula to remove surface scratches while it cleans. Our "Novus 3" is for removal of heavier scratches and requires Novus 2 for final finishing. Call today to order Novus products from Alba Plastics.