The goal when polishing is to remove the tarnish from your silver pieces, so that they can again have that beautiful almost rosy lustrous glow clean silver has. Tarnish is a naturally occurring chemical reaction on all types of silver, where the silver on the surface has a chemical reaction turning it from the pure element silver, into silver sulfide, the black stuff which gets all over your good serving pieces that you’ve not used for a while.
Here are few tips to polish silverware. Take note that these techniques also work great for tarnishes silver jewellery as well.
- Toothpaste – This is the best for small jobs. Dab some white toothpaste onto your finger and rub into tarnish. Rinse afterwards with warm water.
- Lemon Juice – Rub silverware with paste of lemon juice and salt. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry with clean cloth.
- Ketchup – Place silver…
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