4 Essential Tips When Cleaning Perspex

Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

4 Essential Tips When Cleaning Perspex

3 April 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Do you have items, such as greenhouse windows, which are made from Perspex? Read on and discover some of the crucial tips which will enable you to clean that item without exposing the Perspex to any risks of damage.

Use a Blower

One way to remove some forms of dirt, such as dust, is by using a blower over the Pespex surface. Your hair dryer can also work. You just have to ensure that you have selected the lowest (coolest) settings so that you don't expose the Perspex to any heat during the cleaning process. Pass the dryer or blower systematically over the surface so that any dust which had adhered to that dirt can be dislodged by the air current. This method will remove most of the dirt or dust particles on that surface.

Moisten It

Another way to clean Perspex easily is by putting water in a spray bottle. You can add a little detergent to the water for better cleaning effects. Spray this mixture slowly from the top of the Perspex surface to the bottom. Dirt will be removed as the moisture is flowing down the surface. Wipe this solution gently so that you remove any dirt which was left behind as the bulk of the moisture flowed down the Perspex.

Stick to New Clothes

Make sure that any piece of cloth which you use during the cleaning exercise is new. Used clothes can have imperfections, such as rough spots, which can rub dirt or grime into the Perspex. The surface can therefore end up with scratches and other visible blemishes. Microfibre clothes or cheesecloth are the best fabrics to use for this purpose. 

Avoid Cleaning Solvents

You should also refrain from using any solvents, such as acetone, during this cleaning exercise. Such products can degrade the Perspex and it will crack or look milky. As already mentioned, the mild detergent which you already have in your kitchen is usually enough for most cleaning tasks. Look for specialty products which were formulated for cleaning acrylic in case you want to use something stronger to deal with a complex cleaning challenge.

As you can see, most of your effort as you clean the surface will be directed at avoiding the cleaning methods or products which can expose the Perspex to abrasion of chemical reactions. You should therefore do ample research about the best ways to keep those surfaces clean so that you don't make a mistake which will damage the Perspex.

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Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

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