I’ve been lucky enough to come across beautiful silver jewellery, cutlery and dishes in charity shops, boot sales and flea markets. Some of it is very badly tarnished and in need of some help. Worry ye not, you don’t need to spend a lot of cash to fix the problem. Here’s a little tip I shared on Channel 4’s Super scrimpers at the start of the year. This one, as you may have guessed from the title of the post, is for removing silver tarnishing.
How to Clean Silver
You can use this on silver jewellery etc. but I’m showing it on a silver spoon because the surface area is greater and you can get a better idea of the difference this method can make because the camera can pick up the detail better.
What you will Need For Cleaning Silver
– Old toothbrush
– Cheap white toothpaste
– Cloth or rag
Method Of Cleaning Silver
1. Wet the tarnished area lightly.
2. Put some toothpaste on to the tarnished area.
3. Rub the toothpaste in with an old toothbrush being careful not to scratch the surface.
4. Wet again to remove dirt and toothpaste.
5. Dry thoroughly.
And there you go, clean, shiny and frankly a darn sight more silver-y silver. I’ve gone into a bit of detail regarding the process in the below video. If you can’t see the embedded version you can nip over to Thrifty Telly.
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