Acrylic Mirror

When it comes to cleaning an acrylic mirror, being gentle and patient is key. You may not have considered this, but there are many different types of mirrors, including acrylic, metal, polycarbonate, and glass. Although the general rules regarding how to clean acrylic mirrors are very similar to other types of mirrors, there are a couple of tips you should follow. 

Correct mirror maintenance is essential to keeping your mirror in the best condition for as long as possible. We at Sheet Plastics have created a guide on how to clean an acrylic mirror correctly. 

How are acrylic mirrors different from other types of mirrors?

Acrylic mirrors, because they’re made of plastic, are stronger, more durable, and bendable, unlike other mirrors. They are far more resistant to shattering and are far better value for money than glass or metal. They can be easily cut to size with any conventional tool and are incredibly light. So you won’t struggle to mount an acrylic mirror anywhere in your home. 

When it comes to mirror maintenance, scratches can be easily filled and buffed out of an acrylic mirror, so keeping your mirror shiny and new is far easier than other mirrors. 

How to clean an acrylic mirror 

The first step of cleaning an acrylic mirror is to remove any dust particles from its surface with a lint-free cloth. Skipping this step can result in a streaky and dirty-looking mirror, even if you spend half an hour cleaning it. Especially if you use a cloth with lint, as it will shed and leave fibres on your mirror.

Once you have removed the dust, effectively cleaning an acrylic mirror is simple. All you need is warm water and mild liquid detergent to achieve the rejuvenated appearance you’re looking for. 

The warm water will encourage any dirt to lift from the mirror's surface, and the detergent will help to break it down quickly. It is vital to use mild detergents, as any cleaning products that contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric acid are corrosive to glass surfaces of any type. Corrosion will leave scratches that will dull the reflectivity of your mirror and may make it appear frosty. 

Furthermore, solvents, such as methylated spirits and turpentine will also cause irreversible damage to your acrylic mirror. 

Using a chamois cloth on your mirror when it is wet will provide a streak-free finish, and a soft cloth will set in place once it is time to dry it. The soft cloth will remove the water efficiently and leave your mirror with a flawless shine. 

Sheet Plastics

Here at Sheet Plastics, we have a range of acrylic mirrored sheets available in various colours to ensure you find the product you’re looking for. We price our products competitively and offer samples so you can see how the mirror will look before you buy. Browse our range today!