Does your silver no longer shine the way it did when you bought it? Would you like to know what are the easiest home methods to restore its shine? Check out our recommended methods!
The formation of unsightly tarnish on silver is its natural process. This is how silver jewelry or older keepsakes react to the presence of sulfur in the atmosphere which combined with its atoms creates a layer of silver sulfide. So how to deal with it?
A popular method is to make a homemade solution with 3 ingredients: 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of soda and 1 liter of water. You need to combine all the ingredients together and immerse the rusted item entirely in the solution for about 15 minutes. Then rinse the object under running water
The most common and extremely simple method is dipping a silver item in spirit, vodka or coca-cola. You should leave the item in this for about 12 hours
To clean the messy tarnish in homes, toothpaste is also used. Simply rub the silver item with it until it shines. However, this method is not one of the most convenient because of the form of paste and not liquid. Moreover, the paste is not able to penetrate all the folds as effectively as dipping the item in the solution.
Silver, over time, can not only have an unsightly tarnish, but also rust. However, getting rid of it is not hard! Place 250 ml of white vinegar in a small bowl and then dip your silver in it and wait for two to three hours. When you take the item out, wipe it with a cloth and see if the larger pieces of rust have fallen off. If so, apply a thin layer of toothpaste to the silver item and rub it gently with a soft cloth until it shines brightly.