Asked on Mar 05, 2016

How can I clean sand art?

by Kim
I have two pieces of sand art, but I don't know how to clean them without the sand coming off. My uncle bought them for us when he traveled but now he is no longer with us so I can't find out where or whom he bought them from.
Any ideas on how clean them?
q sand art, cleaning tips, home decor cleaning
  14 answers
  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 05, 2016
    Hopefully its sealed in some way - what about using one of those little air cleaner things for computer keyboards?

  • Liz Liz on Mar 05, 2016
    It's beautiful! Try gently brushing it with a soft, clean, natural bristle paint brush. I even use a natural bristle paint brush to dust off paintings, pictures, and fabric lamp shades.

  • Melba Jean Dobson Melba Jean Dobson on Mar 05, 2016
    this sand art is gorgeous ! have you googled it to see what they have on cleaning it ? please try google.

    • Kim Kim on Mar 05, 2016
      @Melba Jean Dobson Thank you. I have googled it to see if I can find a way to clean it. I googled it first before asking. I can't find anything on it.

  • CityGirl Rajan CityGirl Rajan on Mar 05, 2016
    Contact a museum of art and ask them how they would clean it. If Google don't work calling experts usually does

  • Sue Sue on Mar 05, 2016
    Try putting the art in a large paper bag with a lot of table salt. Fold the bag and shake, shake, shake. The art is absolutely gorgeous! Just don't drop the bag while shaking it.

    • Kim Kim on Mar 05, 2016
      @Thank You Sue I never thought of using table salt to clean. That is a really good idea. That one is 20x15

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 05, 2016
    There is nothing on google referring to the care of this. In my honest opinion I would simply use a blow dryer to remove any dust. The piece is to beautiful to take any other chances.

    • Kim Kim on Mar 05, 2016
      @Thank You Janet Pizaro. I don't want to ruin either piece. I will try all of your suggestions, Hopefully I can get them clean.

  • Ranger Ranger on Mar 06, 2016
    A soft brush is probably the best idea. Perhaps find out if you can coat them in something for easier future use; maybe talk to the art department at your local college or university?

  • Michelle Kolbenstetter Michelle Kolbenstetter on Mar 06, 2016
    You could try using compressed air - Like the kind they sell in cans to clean your computer.

  • Kim Kim on Mar 06, 2016
    Thanks for all the great responses. I have also contacted the local colleges art departments & the local museums. I really wish that the artist had signed the back of the art work so I could contact then directly. I'll keep you informed as to what I have done to clean them.

  • Susann Campbell Susann Campbell on Sep 03, 2017
    It's dirt! Cleaning it is a joke , right? Just kidding, A long very fluffy brush with a light touch but not touching it, whisk back and forth very fast scattering all dust not wanted. Do not touch the object a small fan to help to see the dust leave without it blowing directly on the art should help. I'm thinking of a feather duster made of Ostrich feathers, not chicken.

  • Sherry Buckowing Sherry Buckowing on Dec 16, 2019

    A clean, dry, soft paintbrush works beautifully. Its magical.

  • Lucy Ignizio Lucy Ignizio on Sep 17, 2020

    Wow that is Beautiful. I would find another artist that does sand paintings. At least it is not colorful. But very beautiful. Canned Air. Stiff brush like for auto parts. Not wire.

  • Lucy Ignizio Lucy Ignizio on Sep 17, 2020

    Native Americans and Earth Paint |

    Just in case someone else looks.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 10, 2021

    Hi Kim, how about a feather duster? It is gentle enough and still has the ability to get the dust off.🙂