How to Clean Your Silver
How to Clean a Silver Goblet
As you can see this silver goblet is extremely dirty and tarnished. All because it was left for nearly half a decade in a kitchen without being cleaned. it was neglected and never taken care of. If you’re thinking cleaning this goblet below would be a nightmare then think again!
Just look at the results our steps to cleaning silver can bring you. Cleaning this goblet took around 3-4 minutes and the results we got were truly stunning.
The Simple Steps To Cleaning Silver
Follow our few, simple steps below and your silver items will seriously look like it’s gone from looking 200 years old and ready for the dump. To looking like it’s been cleaned and polished yesterday by a silversmith himself. Our Silver Cups
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How To Clean Silver
- Prepare the surface of the silver
Rinse under running water to ensure its clean from dust and any debris that has built up over the years
- Apply Anti-Tarnish Silver Soap
We personally use anti-Tarnish Silver Soap from Town Talk Polish Co. Ltd generously to the silver with a sponge applicator.
- Rub the Silver
Once you’ve have applied the anti tarnish , rub the silver soap into the item with the sponge applicator. Then continuously do this until the tarnish is gone.
- Rinse the silver again
After you have given the silver you want to clean a good rubbing with the sponge. Rinse of the anti tarnishing soap under running water
- Still Tarnished
If your silver item still has tarnishing then reapply the anti tarnishing soap.
- Repeat how to clean your silver
Follow the steps above until all of the silver has become cleaned
- The Final Clean
Once you have removed all the tarnishing and removed the anti tarnishing soap. Then buff with a lint free cloth. This will give you an extra shine and also remove all your finger marks.
The Cleaned Silver Goblet
It really is that simple to transform silverware from something that looks like you should throw it away. To a sparkling shiny, beautiful piece of silver that it once was. Your silver never need be dull ever again
Products To Clean Silver
We recommend this anti-tarnish silver soap as we have found it to be the most effective method of removal of tarnish and produces the best results. Town Talk Polish
How To Keep Your Silver Clean Once It Is Clean
Now you have used one of the cleaning methods above. Consequently you want to keep it looking clean.
There are many ways to slow down the process but you can never stop the tarnishing of silver. Silver even reacts with the air around us so it will eventually tarnish
Yes will help to slow down the process of tarnishing. Chalk Does this by absorbing the moisture in the air. The less moisture in the air the less reaction on the silver surface. Place a few chalk sticks in the same drawer as your silver.
Yes rubber is very toxic to silver items. Never leave any silver near rubber gloves. If you have silver rings please take them off off if you wash the pots in rubber gloves.
Yes the oils from our skin cause the silver to tarnish. Once they have been cleaned after use always rub with a lint free cloth before placing them back in storage.
Yes placing your items inside a plastic bag will help. How will it help ? well by preventing extra moisture getting into the bag. Ensure its a ziplock bag. Add acid free tissue paper in the bag.
Yes the little slice gel bag that seem to come in everything now do help. They help in the same way as chalk does. They absorb the moisture in the air thus slowing down the chemical reaction.