Acrylic (Plexiglass) is a kind of plastic material with high transparency, high strength, and wear resistance, which has become an increasingly popular material in contemporary furniture design because of its beautiful appearance, easy processing, and cleaning. Acrylic furniture is favored for its transparency and modern sense and is often used in family Spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and commercial office Spaces.
The advantages of custom acrylic furniture include being lightweight, easy to move, easy to clean, waterproof, wear-resistant, UV radiation resistant, etc. However, some people may be concerned that acrylic furniture will turn yellow after a period of use. The yellowing of acrylic furniture is a common problem, which is mainly due to the composition of acrylic materials and the influence of external environmental factors.
The composition of acrylic materials contains acrylic acid, which has high transparency but is sensitive to ultraviolet light, high temperatures, and chemical reactions. Therefore, if acrylic furniture is exposed to sunlight or a high-temperature environment for a long time, or is polluted by chemicals, it may cause acrylic furniture to turn yellow.
In this article, we will delve into the causes of yellow acrylic furniture, how to prevent yellow acrylic furniture, and how to repair yellow acrylic furniture. Through this introduction, you will learn how to properly care for and maintain your acrylic furniture to guarantee its beauty and durability.
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Why Does Acrylic Furniture Turn Yellow?
Acrylic furniture is a very popular home decoration material, it is made of acrylic material, with transparent, durable, waterproof, easy to clean and other characteristics. Acrylic material is a polymer, usually composed of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) and other auxiliaries. Acrylic material with high transparency, high heat resistance, high toughness and other characteristics, is widely used in home decoration, building materials, billboards, lamps and other fields.
However, acrylic furniture also has some disadvantages. One of the main problems is that it tends to turn yellow. There are many reasons why acrylic furniture turns yellow, mainly including the following aspects:
Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause acrylic furniture to turn yellow, because ultraviolet light will destroy the molecular structure in the acrylic material, thus affecting its transparency and color. Therefore, if acrylic furniture is exposed to the sun for a long time, it is easy to yellow.
High-temperature environments can also cause acrylic furniture to turn yellow. When acrylic furniture is exposed to a high-temperature environment for a long time, such as direct sunlight or near the heating place, the acrylic material will have a chemical reaction, which affects its transparency and color.
Acrylic furniture placed in a polluted environment for a long time is also prone to yellowing. For example, if dust, grease, or other dirt accumulates on the surface of acrylic furniture, this dirt will affect the transparency and color of the acrylic material, resulting in yellowing.
Improper Use of Cleaning Agents
Acrylic furniture is very sensitive, the use of improper cleaning agents will cause damage to the acrylic material, resulting in yellowing. For example, the use of cleaners containing solvents, strong acids, or strong alkalinity can destroy the molecular structure of the acrylic material, thus affecting its transparency and color.
To Sum Up
The main causes of yellow acrylic furniture are ultraviolet light, heat, dirt, and improper use of cleaners. If we want to maintain the color and transparency of acrylic furniture, we need to pay attention to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, avoid being placed in a high-temperature environment, clean regularly, use appropriate cleaners, etc.
How to Prevent Acrylic Furniture from Turning Yellow?
Acrylic furniture is a very popular decorative home material, it has transparent, durable, waterproof, easy to clean, and other characteristics. However, if acrylic furniture is not properly maintained and used, it may turn yellow. The following are detailed ways to prevent acrylic furniture from turning yellow:
Avoid Prolonged Exposure to Sunlight
Prolonged exposure to sunlight is one of the main causes of yellow acrylic furniture. Therefore, we should try to avoid placing acrylic furniture in direct sunlight for a long time. If possible, place acrylic furniture away from direct sunlight in your home.
Avoid Placing in High Temperature Environments
High-temperature environments can also cause acrylic furniture to turn yellow. Therefore, you should avoid placing acrylic furniture in a high-temperature environment, such as in direct sunlight or close to heating. In the summer heat season, air conditioning or electric fans can be used to reduce indoor temperature to protect acrylic furniture.
Clean the dirt and dust on the surface of acrylic furniture regularly to maintain its finish and avoid being placed in a polluted environment for a long time. We can use soft fabrics or sponges to clean the surface of acrylic furniture, and avoid using rough fabrics or brushes to avoid scratching the acrylic surface. At the same time, special acrylic cleaners should be used and strong acidic or alkaline cleaners should be avoided. After cleaning, the surface of the acrylic furniture should be dried with a dry, soft cloth to avoid water stains.
Use Curtains with UV Filtering
Ultraviolet light is also one of the reasons why acrylic furniture turns yellow. In order to reduce the impact of ultraviolet light on acrylic furniture, we can use curtains with an ultraviolet filter function to reduce the time of direct sunlight on acrylic furniture.
Avoid Solvents, Strong Acids or Strong Alkalines
Acrylic furniture is very sensitive, the use of solvents, strong acid, or strong alkaline cleaning agents will cause damage to acrylic furniture, resulting in yellow. Therefore, we should use acrylic cleaner to clean acrylic furniture.
Use Acrylic Conditioner
Acrylic maintenance agents can increase the gloss of the acrylic surface and protect the surface from UV rays and other contaminants. The use of acrylic maintenance agents can help acrylic furniture to maintain good condition and extend its service life.
To prevent acrylic furniture from turning yellow, you need to pay attention to avoid long-term exposure to sunlight, avoid being placed in a high-temperature environment, clean regularly, use curtains or glass with ultraviolet filter function, avoid using solvents, strong acid or strong alkaline cleaners, use acrylic maintenance agents, etc. These methods can help us maintain the beauty and durability of acrylic furniture and extend its service life.
When cleaning acrylic furniture, we should use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the dirt and dust on the surface of acrylic furniture, and avoid using rough cloth or brushes, so as not to scratch the acrylic surface. Use a specialized acrylic cleaner to clean acrylic furniture, and avoid using strong acidic or alkaline cleaners. After cleaning, the surface of the acrylic furniture should be dried with a dry, soft cloth to avoid water stains.
In addition, we can use alcohol or white vinegar to clean the surface of acrylic furniture to remove dirt and water stains. However, we should avoid using cloth or sponges containing pigments to clean acrylic furniture, so as not to stain.
Finally, we should pay attention to regularly check the status of acrylic furniture, and promptly deal with any problems found. If the acrylic furniture has turned yellow or otherwise damaged, we can consider seeking professional help or replacing the furniture.
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How to Repair Yellowed Acrylic Furniture?
It is very important to repair yellowed acrylic furniture because yellowed acrylic furniture will affect the beauty and overall quality of the home decoration. Here are some methods and tools for repairing yellowed acrylic furniture.
First of all, you need to clean the surface of the acrylic furniture with warm water and neutral cleaners to remove dirt and dust in order to better check whether the furniture has cracks or scratches.
Using a special acrylic polish and grinding cloth, gently grind the surface of the acrylic furniture until the surface of the furniture is smooth and transparent. It should be noted that the force should be applied as evenly as possible when grinding to avoid damaging the acrylic furniture.
Using an acrylic polish and a polishing cloth, gently polish the surface of the acrylic furniture. After polishing, the surface of the acrylic furniture will become smoother and more transparent.
If the acrylic furniture has been severely damaged, such as cracks or scratches, it may be necessary to replace the parts or the entire furniture to maintain the perfection of the home decoration.
It should be noted that when repairing acrylic furniture, special tools, and materials should be used, such as acrylic polish, polish and grinding cloth. In addition, if the acrylic furniture has suffered serious damage, such as cracks or scratches, it is best to ask a professional to repair.
Repair by a Professional Is Required in the Following Cases
1) Deep scratches or cracks appear on the surface of acrylic furniture.
2) The surface of acrylic furniture appears solidified dirt or staining.
3) Acrylic furniture has serious deformation or damage.
Restoring yellowed acrylic furniture requires patience and careful handling. If the damage to acrylic furniture is very serious, it is best to ask professionals to repair it to ensure the quality of repair and the beauty of the furniture.
There are many reasons why acrylic furniture turns yellow, mainly including ultraviolet light, heat, dirt, and improper use of cleaners. In order to avoid yellow acrylic furniture, we need to pay attention to avoid long-term exposure to sunlight, avoid being placed in a high temperature environment, clean regularly, use appropriate cleaners, etc.
The correct maintenance of acrylic furniture is very important, you can extend the life of the furniture so that it remains beautiful. When cleaning acrylic furniture, warm water, and neutral cleaners should be used, and cleaners containing solvents, strong acids, or strong alkalis should be avoided. In addition, irritating items and sharp items should be avoided to clean the surface of acrylic furniture.
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Post time: Jun-20-2023