Caring for Premium Acrylics
Wash acrylic materials with a solution of mild soap or detergent and lukewarm water.
Use a clean soft cloth, applying only light pressure. Rinse with clean water and dry by blotting with a damp cloth or chamois.
Grease or oil may be removed with a good grade of naphtha, or kerosene. These solvents may be obtained at a paint or hardware store and should be used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do Not Use: Window cleaning sprays, kitchen scouring compounds or solvents such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, alcohol, or lacquer thinner. These can scratch the sheet’s surface and/or weaken the sheet causing small surface cracks called “crazing.”
If your print includes the hanger bars pictured, please allow 24-48 hours for the adhesive to acclimatize and cure before hanging.
If there are two hanger clips included with your print please do use both of them as it will distribute the weight & pressure on the hanger bar.
Dust with a soft, damp cloth or chamois. Dry or gritty cloths may cause surface scratches and create a static electric charge on the surface (see section on neutralizing static electricity).
Protect your acrylic material and maintain its surface gloss by occasional polishing with a good plastic cleaner and polish. Apply a thin, even coat with a soft clean cloth and polish slightly with cotton flannel. Then wipe with a damp cloth to help eliminate electrostatic charges that can attract dust particles.
NEUTRALIZING STATIC ELECTRICITY
A static electrical charge can develop on the acrylic material sheet during handling and processing.
This is not unique to acrylic but is common to many materials, particularly plastics. Static electricity attracts dust, floating in the air or on nearby work surfaces and holds these contaminants tightly to the surface. Several anti-static cleaners for plastics are available which will reduce static electricity and dust attraction. Wiping with a soft damp cloth or chamois is all that is necessary to keep your acrylic prints dust-free between applications of these cleaners.
Fine scratches can be removed by hand polishing. Apply a plastic scratch remover to a soft flannel pad and rub. When the scratches have disappeared, remove all residue and polish.