A simple guide to cleaning acrylic

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Before you begin:

With a little thought, and TLC, it’s easy to keep your acrylic clean.  Acrylic (also known as Plexiglass or Perspex), is best cleaned regularly and frequently to prevent it becoming dull.  Always make sure you work in an area free from debris and dust for best results.



  • A soft cotton cloth, and sweep your cloth over both sides of your acrylic to remove any loose dust or dirt.
  • A small amount of acrylic cleaner such as VuPlex* on a different soft cotton cloth, and wipe gently onto your acrylic until the cleaner is totally gone.  Use another clean cotton cloth if you need to.
  • Alternatively use warm, soapy water.
  • The correct gloves – Latex or nitrile are ideal. This prevents alcohol-based hand sanitiser you may be using damaging the screen.

*Zero Point 8 can provide the VuPlex cleaner at RRP.



  • Chemicals – they will damage and dull your product.
  • Any ammonia-based, abrasive or caustic cleaners.
  • WD-40 or any petroleum-based chemical.
  • Any abrasive or scrubbing pads, or any cleaner containing alcohol.


Whether you opt for hot, soapy water or an acrylic cleaner, be gentle and only use light pressure as you wipe.  Too much pressure can cause scratching.  Use a dry, soft cotton cloth to dry off the acrylic and give it a little buff or polish with this cloth too.


If you’re still unsure, the Zero Point 8 team is here to help.

Contact us on 01384 238 282 or email callum.green@point8.co.uk