Systematic Dry Cleaning for the Preservation of Monuments, for Paintings, and for Artistic Objects with Diverse Surfaces.

The Classic – new varieties, self-cleaning, versatile


The main components of the akapads are synthetic latex and factice (cross-linked natural castor oil and/or canola oil), gently vulcanized under defined conditions.

The dry cleaning pad consists of a blue grip and a yellow active layer (or lighter colored for akapad white) which is attached as a foam. The cleaning process is effective and gentle, since the active agent is always visible and thus can always be checked. This prevents the surface from being damaged.

  • Continuously “cleans itself ” through gradual disintegration/crumbling
  • Enables a cleaning process free of stripes, streaks and clouding
  • Cleaning effect is visible due to coloration of the active layer
  • Highly malleable design allows for “flexible” performance

areas of application

akapad enables the safe and effi cient dry cleaning of surfaces such as:

  • Walls, ceilings, and coatings
  • Paintings, frescos, and murals
  • Wallpaper
  • Paper
  • Plastics and metals
  • Wood
  • Textiles

Note: It is critical that the surface is completely dry when cleaning and does not exhibit any bleeding or chalking effects.


Hold the akapad by the blue grip and rub the side with the active substance over the surface that is to be cleaned until dirt-saturated particles form. For smooth surfaces, spread out the sponge in order to increase the formation of these particles. The blue part is solely intended to serve as a grip and should not be used for cleaning. The akapad white fl exible may also be cut into strips if necessary and can be shaped into a spherical form for better handling.


Materials: The akapads are mechanically molded in a special process using pressurized air. In addition to synthetic latex, cross-linked canola oil and/or castor oil also serve as a raw material otherwise known as factice. A special chlorine-free and sulfur-free factice is utilized for the production of white akapads.
Dimensions: 90 x 67 x 42 mm (L x W x H)
pH-Value: neutral
Shelf life: 2 years sealed in original packaging
Precautionary Measures for the Product: none required
Precautionary Measures for Application: Varying depending on the degree of soiling and the condition of the surface to be cleaned.
Disposal: No special procedure is required for disposing the product remains. For the substances absorbed during usage, the relevant legal requirements must be adhered to.


The non-abrasive akapad product line “classic” is available in four degrees of hardness. Together with the special products in the akapad product line “sensitive” – akapad white (available in two degrees of hardness) and akapad flexible – these dry cleaning sponges provide optimal results for every kind of surface.

akapad soft
akapad hard
akapad extra hard
akapad ultra hard

akapad white hard
akapad white soft
NEW akapad white pure

akapad white flexible
with a highly flexible black grip