Akapad Sensitive White - Dry Cleaning Sponge

The Akapad white dry cleaning sponge (formerly known as Wishab) has been designed for the cleaning of sensitive surfaces. The composition of the Akapad white sponge has been especially formulated to provide safe cleaning and prevent harm to works of art on paper.

  • pH neutral
  • Leaves no residue
  • Safe for use on sensitive surfaces
  • Also available in powder form (pack of 500g)
  • Gentler than a standard latex smoke sponge

Guide for applications by grade:

  • 782-4153 Sensitive | sensitive surfaces such as frescoes, stucco and lime plaster, books, paper, wallpaper, or paintings.
  • 782-4151 Sensitive | historical papers, technical drawings, and valuable documents, as well as other especially sensitive surfaces
  • 782-4152 Sensitive | frescoes, stucco and lime plaster, books, paper, wallpaper, or paintings. Extra flexible.

Akapad white has been developed for the gentle cleaning of papers, plans, posters, legal documents, plus many more very sensitive surfaces. Akapad white has shown particularly positive results with regards to ageing resistance in the cleaning of paper.


In October 2001 the independent “Instituut Collectie Nederland”, Amsterdam tested akapad white with regards to age resistance of residue on paper restoration. At the time of the testing akapad white was called “wishab Spezialschwamm”.

“Papers that are rubbed (…) shaken and brushed, contain no residue and, therefore, undergo no adverse effects as the result of interaction with the products.”


Akapad white should be stored in closed boxes avoiding UV light to avoid discolouration of the active layers.

A multi-grade sample pack of all seven individual grades of Akapad is available so you can try each for suitability, see 'Accessories' below

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Akapad White Soft Sponge
P782-4153 782-4153
Pack Size: Each Price: £6.70 ex VAT In Stock
Akapad White Soft Sponge - Bulk
P782-4153/30 782-4153/30
Pack Size: Pkg 30 Price: £179.00 ex VAT In Stock
Akapad White Hard Sponge
P782-4151 782-4151
Pack Size: Each Price: £6.70 ex VAT In Stock
Akapad White Hard Sponge - Bulk
P782-4151/30 782-4151/30
Pack Size: Pkg 30 Price: £179.00 ex VAT In Stock
Akapad Flexible White Sponge
P782-4152 782-4152
Pack Size: Each Price: £6.90 ex VAT In Stock
Akapad Flexible White Sponge - Bulk
P782-4152/30 782-4152/30
Pack Size: Pkg 30 Price: £188.00 ex VAT Due in Stock
Akapad Soft Powder - 500g
P782-4301 782-4301
Pack Size: Each Price: £13.70 ex VAT Due in Stock
Accessories to fit
Akapad Multipack - 1 each of all grades (7 Sponges)
P782-4PACK 782-4PACK
Pack Size: 7 Sponges Price: £32.45 ex VAT In Stock

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