Five Easy Steps to Decorate and Paint Acrylic Display Stands

April 10th, 2017

At times, you may wish to decorate and paint acrylic display stands to ensure that they showcase your products in the ideal manner for your establishment. For this to be a success, though, you must use the right techniques and materials to ensure that the paint adheres properly to the acrylic surface. Follow the following five easy steps below, and your display stands will turn out in a desirable fashion.

1. Collect Your Supplies

Make certain that you collect all necessary supplies before you start to prepare and paint your acrylic display stands. You will need the following items:

• Water
• Soap
• Soft, clean cloths
• Rubbing alcohol to remove greasy stains
• Painters tape
• 320-grit sandpaper
• Safety glasses and protective clothing
• Acrylic primer and acrylic paint in spray cans
• Drop cloths

2. Clean the Acrylic and Lightly Sand the Surface

Before you can paint the acrylic display stands, you must remove all dirt and oil stains from them. Soap, warm water and a clean, soft cloth is all you need for most of this process except when there are oil stains present. Rubbing alcohol will remove these stains safely without marring the acrylic. Rinse with clear water and dry with a soft, clean cloth. Never use abrasive cleaners or pads, or ammonia products on acrylic since they will damage this material. After cleaning, it is important to realise that the primer and paint will adhere more effectively when you sand the surface first with 320-grit sandpaper. Of course, you will need to clean off the acrylic once again before applying the primer and paint.

3. Tape Over Any Areas Where You Do Not Want the Paint

If you are not painting the entire acrylic display stand, you need to tape over the areas not receiving the paint. When you so desire, you even can use the tape to create designs on the acrylic.

4. Apply One Coat of Primer

After the taping is complete, place the drop cloth over the surrounding area to prevent the primer from covering unwanted items and furnishings. Then, apply one even coat of primer. The primer will ensure that the paint adheres in the proper way. Allow the primer to dry completely before proceeding to the final step.

5. Spray on Two or Three Coats of Paint

Once the primer is sufficiently dry, leave the drop cloth in place and spray on two to three coats of paint. Allow each coat to dry about 30 to 60 minutes before you apply the next coat. Remove the tape shortly after the last coat. You should not use the display stand until all the coats dry completely. We recommend 24 hours at minimum, but this varies according to the humidity and temperature at your location.

For further facts about how to decorate and paint acrylic display stands, reach out to our company, Acrylic Display Industries. We specialise in providing a wide assortment of acrylic display units.

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