Perspex & Acrylic Guides | DIY & How To Guides | CPS


At Cut Plastic Sheeting, we’re here for help before, during and after your projects are complete! Whether you need inspiration, installation advice or information on how to look after your material, we’ve got it all covered. Our material range allows you to complete a number of different DIY projects from building a greenhouse to wall panelling your bedroom wall and we have the guides to help. We also know how important it is to maintain the look of your material once its in place, so we’ve got helpful how to guides to inform you on the best way to care for your material.

Material Guides

Perspex Acrylic

Our most popular and best-selling clear material. Acrylic is a multi-purpose and high-quality material, ideal as a cheaper, safer and lighter replacement for glass.


An engineered wood product that is made from thin sheets of wood veneer that are glued together in layers making it exceptionally strong.


MDF is a versatile and cost-effective building material that is commonly used in a variety of applications, from carpentry and cabinetry to furniture-making and more.


Polycarbonate (PC) is our strongest clear sheet material and is incredibly popular due to its exceptional strength and shatter resistant capabilities. 

Acrylic Mirror

An acrylic mirror, also known as a plastic mirror or a plexiglass mirror, is a type of mirror made from acrylic plastic rather than traditional glass.


PETG is impact-resistant, durable, chemical resistant, and offers different chemical properties. It is an excellent choice for manufacturing applications. 


Polypropylene sheet is a thermoplastic polymer used for a range of applications. Due to its characteristics it is one of the most common plastics used in engineering.

ABS Sheet

ABS is a durable thermoplastic polymer. It is an extremely strong and resilient plastic that is renowned for its manufacturing capabilities.

High Impact Polystyrene

HIPS is a thermoplastic polymer made from a combination of polystyrene and rubber meaning it can be suitable for a variety of applications. 

Dibond Aluminium Composite

Dibond Aluminium Composite panels, are a popular type of material used for both internal and external environments in both residential and commercial applications.

How To Guides

How To Clean Your Acrylic Mirrors

Acrylic Mirror is widely used as a glass mirror replacement. Follow these simple instructions and clean your acrylic mirrors perfectly. 

How to Cut Acrylic Perspex Sheets

Acrylic Perspex is a practical material that can be used for aesthetic applications. It is very easy to work with and with these steps, you can learn to cut it yourself.

How To Smooth & Polish Acrylic Edges

Follow these simple steps and learn how to polish your acrylic edges at home to make a smooth and aesthetic finish to your perspex sheet material.

How To Drill Holes Into Your Acrylic

If you need holes in your acrylic sheet and forgot to request it with us while we cut your material to size, learn these 5 easy steps to drill holes at home.

How To Install Acrylic Sheets: Installation

Following on from our preparation blog, this is the next step you need to take to learn how to install your acrylic sheets to the surface.  

How to Remove Scratches from your Plastic

Getting scratches in your acrylic sometimes can’t be avoided but you can learn how to treat and minimise scratches with these useful tips.

How To Install Acrylic Sheets: Preparing

If you’re not sure on where to start with installing your acrylic sheets, follow part one of our expert guide to learn how to prepare your sheets first.

How to Clean your Acrylic Panels

Learn how to clean your acrylic panels properly so you can retain its flawless finish regardless of any wear and tear it may receive. 

Need to glue another sheet of acrylic onto your current perspex panel? No problem! We teach you how to prepare your acrylic and how to glue them together.

How To Measure Rounded Corners

Measuring rounded corners on sheet material accurately is important as precision and accuracy is key. Take a look at this helpful guide to make the job easier.

How to Shape and Mount Foamex

Foamex or Foam board is perhaps the most popular material used for signage and creative projects. Learn how to shape and mount it for your project.

How to Install Acrylic Secondary Glazing?

This guide will answer that question, and more! It is designed to serve as a comprehensive overview of the acrylic magnetic secondary glazing process.

How To Measure For A Splashback

You don’t need a professional to measure your splashback space for you, save yourself some money and do it yourself by following our helpful guide.

Choosing The Right Splashback For Your Home​

You need to be comfortable and confident when choosing your splashback, especially if you are having it custom cut. Take a look at these things you should consider.

How To Clean & Maintain You Splashback

With regular use, splashbacks can become dirty! So here are some tips and tricks to keep your splashback looking new and fresh for years to come. 

How to Fit an Acrylic Splashback

One of our most popular questions is ‘how easy is it to fit an acrylic splashback?’! Just follow our expert guide and we can show you just how easy it really is!

How To Replace A Greenhouse Panel

Whether it’s damaged or is starting to look worn, your greenhouse panels may need replacing. Make it easy for yourself and follow these simple steps.

How To Replace A Shed Window

Has your shed window been damaged and needs a refresh? Check out this quick, inexpensive and easy way to replace the panel yourself.

How To Paint MDF

MDF can be a tricky material to paint and you want to make sure that you get it the colour you desire! And you can with this step by step guide!

DIY Projects

Making an Disco Ball with Mirrored Acrylic

Create a party atmosphere and decorate the dancefloor by making a disco ball with mirrored acrylic! It is so simple and cost-effective.

Make An Acrylic Table Top Protector

Wooded and rattan tables can easily be stained or damaged over the years and can lose their aesthetic charm! Learn how to bring life back into your table.

Build a Cold Frame for Your Garden

Protect your fruit, veg and plants from the elements all year round by building a cold frame in your home. Customise it to the size you need!

Building Aquariums & Fish Tanks

Acrylic is the perfect material to use to build a fish tank or aquarium! Once you have the right tools and follow this guide, its even easy to do!

MDF Wall Paneling

If you’re looking for ideas on how to spruce up your living space without breaking the bank, roll up your sleeves – there’s plenty of inspiration available right here!

Have any questions?

If you have any questions regarding any of our to how or diy project guides, give us a call or email and we will provide the support you need.

Want to try something new?

Want to do a project that we haven’t covered in our guides page yet? No problem! Our experts are here to help and can offer you advice and material recommendations.