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Vibrant, versatile and easy to machine, coloured acrylic sheets offer a fun alternative to clear acrylic that provides great optical properties and impact resistance. Coloured sheets can be used for a wide range of applications, from furniture and point of sale displays to signage and children’s play houses. At Cut My Plastic, we provide custom-cut coloured acrylic panels to meet any size or shape specification.
What are the benefits of using coloured acrylic sheets?
Coloured acrylic has great characteristics and properties that make it a popular and flexible material to work with. It has incredible durability and weighs half as much as glass, while being up to 10 times more impact resistant. It’s formability and fantastic weather-resistant qualities make it ideal for use in and outdoors too, such as for illuminated signs or skylights and architectural glazing.
Acrylic is renowned by professionals and hobbyists alike for being easy to work with – it can be cut, drilled and bent with ease using standard household tools. Acrylic sheeting is also food safe and easy to maintain and keep clean, so it’s ideal for use in kitchens, both domestic and professional, as worktop savers, table top covers and splashbacks.
What sets coloured acrylic apart from standard acrylic sheeting is its aesthetic properties. The wide variety of shades available makes it great for creative projects in and around the home, as well as for commercial spaces. With coloured acrylic sheets, cut to your exact specifications, you can tailor each sheet to your needs. We offer a range of 16 colours and two thicknesses to choose from for a truly bespoke product.
What can coloured acrylic sheets be used for?
Coloured acrylic provides a multitude of potential uses around the home as well as for commercial uses. Acrylic sheets are commonly used as an alternative to glass as they offer great optical clarity and durability, but coloured acrylic makes a unique and creative option in place of this. For example, it can be used to protect work surfaces from wear and tear, as wall protectors, as contemporary and attention-grabbing signage, and even for shelving that adds a decorative touch.
Because acrylic is so easy to maintain, it’s great for spaces where dirt and grime build up quickly such as bathrooms, outdoor applications and even in nurseries and kids’ playrooms where you need easy to clean surfaces that can simply be wiped down. For retail displays and advertising boards, coloured acrylic is an ideal choice of material as it provides more versatility in terms of design and aesthetics, with all the same great qualities that standard acrylic sheets provide. Coloured acrylic is great for outdoor applications as the material is unaffected by sun, salt spray or the elements, so it won’t deteriorate with age.
Delivery charges are based on the size of the largest panel you order and how quickly you'd like to receive it. All delivery charges include excellent standards of packaging to ensure your order gets to you in great condition. For small orders below 297mm we use Royal Mail and larger orders are sent with reliable couriers such as DHL and TNT. For the longest side up to 1200mm delivery, this maximum is also met when both dimensions are over 750mm.
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Arrives in 1-3 working days
Your delivery address doesn’t need to be the same as your billing address. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
You are also more than welcome to come and pick your acrylic up from us. Our address is Unit 51-52, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR.
We will email you confirmation of your order, including your order details, your order number and the price that you have paid.
When your delivery is ready for dispatch, we will email you. This email will include the courier’s tracking number where possible. If you have ordered a smaller piece of acrylic, you will receive a notification from the courier detailing roughly when your order will be delivered on a specific day. If you have ordered a larger piece of acrylic, you may not receive any notifications from the courier, and unfortunately our courier also can’t specify a delivery time. If you are out, the courier will leave a card to allow you to arrange a new delivery time to suit you.
Due to factors beyond our control, we can’t guarantee that orders will be delivered when specified during our communications with you.
Your order should arrive packaged and in perfect condition, just as it left us. It will come with a layer of protective film over each surface (mirrored acrylic only has protective film on one side). If your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please refer to our Orders Damaged in Transit information.
We reserve the right to charge extra delivery costs if the dimensions/format of your order require us to use a specialist delivery company.
We can arrange for delivery on Saturdays/before midday, please contact us for more details. There will be a supplement for these services.
There is a supplement on deliveries to the Scottish Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland, Eire, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. This supplement will be calculated when you add your delivery details to your order.
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-3mm.
What is your delivery timescale?
3-7 working days.
Is mirrored acrylic like normal mirror?
Mirrored acrylic is a flexible material, and needs to be attached to a perfectly flat surface. We recommend attaching it to MDF or something similar, making sure the adhesive is spread in a thin even layer across the acrylic. we also recommend using the 5mm thick acrylic as it is more rigid.
Can you cut any shape?
Yes, in acrylic. We will shortly be able to also cut any shape in polycarbonate as well.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
1 per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle if your sheet is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
Yes, you can. Just take it slow and easy.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 5cm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
No, we don't. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Take a look at our handy guide here.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
There will be a £6 processing fee for any amendments needed after placing your order.