DIY window sill cladding: everything you need to know

Would you like to cover your window sill so that it matches your interior decor or maybe because it looks a bit tired and shabby? Acrylic sheet offers an excellent, affordable solution. This plastic sheet material is resistant to UV rays, looks just as nice as standard glass, but is thirty times as strong and only half the weight. In this blog, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how to cover your window sill with acrylic sheet.

Why cover your window sill?

There are many reasons for covering a window sill. Perhaps you find your window sills ugly, but you don’t want to replace them completely, and you’re looking for a cheaper alternative. You might also want to cover a windowsill to complement your decor. For example, a matte black windowsill or glossy white windowsill cladding would look fabulous with a white kitchen. When you install window sill cladding, you immediately give your home a sleek new look.

Covering windowsil with white plexiglass

The advantages of acrylic window sill cladding

Acrylic is an ideal material for window sill cladding because it’s very easy to clean, it comes in a wide range of colours and you can order the sheets cut to the exact size you need. Another key advantage of using acrylic sheet for this project is that you can give your window sills a new look without much effort or expense. All you have to do yourself is attach the acrylic sheet with adhesive.

The advantages of acrylic sheet at a glance:

  • Looks good
  • Affordable
  • Custom cut to size
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to clean

Assembling your acrylic window sill cladding

We recommend using Bostik High Tack adhesive to attach acrylic sheet to your window sill. This multipurpose glue is suitable for bonding acrylic to a substrate of almost any building material and is applied with a caulking gun.

Covering plexiglass window sills with sealant

Have we inspired you to install plastic window sill cladding?

Would you like to give your window sills a new look? Order your acrylic sheet in our webshop, and we’ll cut the sheets to size for you in any shape you need. If you have a particular design, for example, if you’d like to have corners cut out, you can upload a DXF file. If you aren’t sure about what thickness you need, we recommend consulting our free thickness calculator before ordering. If you have a question about this blog or our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.