Using plastic sheeting in DIY projects is becoming an increasingly popular idea. It is now common in both residential and commercial settings, for large and small jobs that might normally have been completed using glass.
We take a look at the benefits of using plastic sheeting as a base material and ask whether it is simply a fad that will fade, or is it here for the long-hall?
Benefits of Using Plastic Sheeting Over Glass
Glass is a heavy material that is prone to breakage, from an little annoying chip to a smash that needs complete replacement. If you switch to plastic sheeting however, there are many benefits. For example;
- Plastic sheeting is more durable than glass
- It is shatter resistant
- It comes in a variety of finishes to suit your project
- Plastic sheeting is easy to cut to size
- Easy to clean and waterproof
- Generally less expensive than glass
- It can be as unique as you like whereas glass is fairly uniform
- Plastic is easier to move around as it is lighter in weight than glass
- Is extremely versatile in the possible uses
If you are looking to make some home improvements, whether it is an upgrade or simple decoration, plastic sheeting may work well for you as a material. Have you thought about using it in these projects?
Kitchen Splashback – This is one of the most popular uses for plastic sheeting in the home. Simply choose the colour that suits your design scheme, measure and order. At Cut Plastic Sheeting we will even cut it to size if you wish. We love the Aubergine Acrylic Kitchen Splashback, which is available in many other colours. Then fit into place, using a fixing agent such as our CT1 Sealant and Construction Adhesive.
Cabinet Doors – If your cabinet doors need replacing, don’t struggle to find lightweight glass to fit it. Plastic sheeting will do the job just as well, is so much easier to cut to size and can be manoeuvred into position without breakage.
Picture Frames – Plastic is more durable and lightweight than glass, meaning less pressure on your wall to hold it.
Shelves – With the addition of some brackets, plastic sheeting can make space saving, modern shelving units in almost any colour.
Coffee Table – Revamp a tired looking coffee table with a new table top. In either a gloss or matt finish, this has has the potential to look contemporary and modern.
Shower Screen – Replace your shower curtain with a plastic sheeting screen. This won’t go moldy as a curtain often does and will be cheaper and easier to clean than a glass screen, which may smear with water marks. A Clear Frosted Acrylic Sheet will do just the trick!
Greenhouse – These angled glass windows go through a lot during the stormy winter months, often falling out and smashing. Plastic sheeting prevents this hassle though, as even if it blows loose from its frame, it is highly unlikely to break. The Clear Perspex Acrylic Sheet is perfect for this job.
Other Garden Projects – The possibilities are endless and you can be as creative as you want to be. For instance you could make a lid to your vegetable patch, in order to prevent animals and birds from nibbling at your produce.
Using plastic sheeting will revolutionise the way you undertake DIY projects. A lighter, more durable, cost friendly alternative to glass, it can be cut and moulded to fit almost any area that you desire. You can take your pick from a number of colours and finishes, such as glossy, matt, clear or even sparkly, something that you usually don’t get the option of with standard glass. It is safe to say that there are many benefits to using this material around your home and the signs are that plastic sheeting is a trend that is set to keep going for the foreseeable future.