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Thursday, October 24, 2013

How to Take Care of your Acrylic Lectern

As with all fine furnishings, acrylic lecterns require attention and care to keep them looking spectacular. Improper cleaning and rough handling will adversely affect the appearance of your acrylic lectern. Please follow the recommendations below to provide the best care for your lectern.

Improper Care:
  • You must be careful when you clean an acrylic lectern. Do not use cleaning products containing ammonia or alcohol on the acrylic – Windex, 409 and other glass cleaners contain ammonia meant for cleaning glass finishes – Do not use these types of cleaners. Ammonia or alcohol-based products can scratch or leave a film and can cause cracking to the acrylic surface. They are not intended for acrylic materials
  • Do not use a dry cloth, a paper towel, your hands or textured material when rubbing dirt or dust off the surface. Paper towels contain wood fibers that can make hairline scratches on the exterior when used for cleaning or drying. This type of cleaning method will cause scratching and marring of the shiny, smooth acrylic surface.
  • Do not rub or wipe the surface of the acrylic in a harsh or abrasive manner with any method of cleaning.

Proper Care and Cleaning:
  • Use a soft, wet sponge and lightly wipe away loose dirt or dust.
  • For more stubborn stains or fingerprints, remove them using a mild dish detergent and warm water on a soft, wet sponge.
  • For more stubborn stains or fingerprints, remove them using a mild dish detergent and warm water on a soft, wet sponge.
  • Dry the acrylic with a clean, damp chamois or a soft, lint-free cloth. A cloth diaper or Micro Fiber Cloth works well.
  • For a professional cleaning, use an anti-static acrylic cleaner or plastic polish ( Brillianize® ) that cleans without scratching. These can be purchased at a local hardware or home improvement stores and makes the acrylic surfaces sparkle, resistant to fingerprints and repels dust and lint. As always, use a soft, lint-free cloth when applying and drying. ,
    Do not use paper towels!

Below is a demonstration video from Tubro showing how to use Brillianize to clean an acrylic display cube.

  • Proper use will avoid any activity or product that might cause the acrylic to become scratched.
  • Do not drop or drag lecterns or use metal objects (such as keys), sharp objects (such as letter openers), or rub it with harsh, textured cleaning cloths.
  • If fine scratches do occur on the lectern itself and you prefer to attempt to treat them, the scratches may be removable by using specialized, mild polishes designed for this purpose.
  • Scratch Removal: Remove hairline scratches with the Novus® Plastic Polishing System or for heavier scratches that you can feel with your fingernail may require using a Novus Buffing Kit.

Protective Covers:
This cover is constructed using a 1000 Denier Cordura nylon fabric exterior that is coated for water repellency, interior is made with an impact resistant ¼” foam padding bonded to soft tricot lining.

It is lightweight and durable, complete with a bottom flap for the Acrylic Lecterns. Cover provides exceptional resistance to abrasion, punctures, and tears. Easy to care for and can be cleaned easily with soap and water.

S1976 - Standard Lectern Protective Cover - Royal Blue
Dimensions: 48" H x 27.5" W x 16.5" D

S1974 - Large Lectern Protective Cover - Royal Blue
Dimensions: 48" H x 32" W x 22" D

For more information on AmpliVox acrylic lecterns and protective covers for lecterns, please visit: