Cleaning and maintaining stone artwork is crucial to preserve its beauty and protect it from the effects of time and the environment.
Whether you own stone sculptures, statues, or decorative pieces, proper care can ensure they remain in excellent condition for years to come.
How to clean and maintain the stone Artwork
Here’s a guide on how to clean and maintain stone artwork:
1. Dusting: Regular dusting is essential to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on the surface of your stone artwork. Use a soft, dry cloth or a soft-bristle brush to gently remove dust and loose particles. This should be done regularly to keep the surface clean.
2. Gentle Cleaning: If your stone artwork has accumulated dirt or stains that cannot be removed through dusting alone, it’s essential to use a mild and pH-neutral stone cleaner. Harsh chemicals can damage the stone’s finish, so avoid them at all costs. Apply the cleaner with a soft cloth or sponge and gently wipe the surface. Be cautious not to scrub too vigorously, especially on delicate or porous stones.
3. Rinse and Dry: After cleaning, rinse the artwork thoroughly with clean water to remove any residual cleaner. Make sure no cleaning solution remains on the surface. Use a separate cloth to carefully dry the artwork, ensuring that no moisture is left behind.
4. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause the stone to fade or develop uneven discolouration. To protect your stone artwork, consider placing it in a location where it is shielded from direct sunlight or using UV-protective coatings if necessary.
5. Periodic Sealing: Depending on the type of stone, some artwork may benefit from periodic sealing to protect it from moisture and stains. Consult experts or refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations for the appropriate sealant and maintenance schedule.
If you have specific questions or concerns about cleaning and maintaining your stone artwork, don’t hesitate to seek advice from professionals with expertise in stone care, KJASons®.
We can provide valuable guidance on the proper care routines, recommend suitable cleaning products, and assist with any inquiries related to the preservation of your valuable stone art pieces.
With our expertise, you can ensure that your stone artwork remains a beautiful and cherished part of your collection.