Our Acrylic plaques and products are perfect for displaying meaningful messages and sentimental thoughts, so it only makes sense to keep them in top condition!
Acrylic is a super durable material and can last a lifetime with the right care. If you want to keep your plaque looking its best, here are some simple tips and tricks you can follow.
Check for protective film.
Your acrylic piece will arrive with a protective plastic film covering the surface, make sure you peel this off to reveal the beautiful shine underneath.
Clean it regularly and with the right materials.
It's recommended you clean your plaque at least once a month. Dust and dirt can accumulate on the surface of the plaque which can dull the surface. To clean the acrylic use only only a damp soft microfiber cloth and avoid using sponges to prevent scratches. For more stubborn stains you can use a gentle soap. Afterwards wipe dry with a clean dry microfiber cloth to prevent water spots.
You must avoid using harsh chemicals such as Isopropyl alcohol, as these can react with the surface and cause irreparable damage.
For heavy staining or other accidents, you can consider using an approved acrylic cleaning solution.
Avoid direct sunlight.
Direct sunlight can cause acrylic plaques to fade and lose their color over time. To prevent this from happening, it's best to avoid placing them in areas with direct sunlight.
If you want to display your acrylic plaque in a sunny area, consider using UV-resistant coatings to protect it from the sun's harmful rays. You can also place the plaque in a spot that only receives indirect sunlight or use curtains to block direct sunlight.
If your acrylic plaque has lost its shine, you can polish it using a soft cloth and a polishing compound. Apply the polishing compound to the cloth and rub it onto the plaque in a circular motion, using a gentle touch to avoid scratching the surface. You can also use a microfiber cloth to buff the plaque and remove any excess polishing compound. Be sure to use a polishing compound that is specifically designed for acrylic surfaces to avoid damaging the plaque.
Store it correctly.
When not in use, store your acrylic plaque in a cool, dry place. Avoid stacking them on top of each other or placing heavy objects on them, as this can cause the plaque to bend or warp. By storing your acrylic plaque properly, you can help prolong its lifespan and keep it looking its best. You can also consider using a protective cover or wrapping it in acid-free tissue paper to prevent scratches and dust buildup.