Silver Polish, Polishing Cloth and Emergency Polish
Author/Submitted by: Make It Yourself
-----SILVER POLISHING CLOTH-----
Whiting (ground chalk,
Do not use "dip it" polishes. They are quick but destroy the subtleties of
the finish. Don't use a salt polish because salt pits silver. Tarnish is
oxidation and polishing rubs it off. Salad dressings, eggs and fruit
juices are the chief culprits to causing tarnish, along with exposure to
Mix ammonia and whiting to form a paste. Polish silver, rinse well; buff
Silver Polishing Cloth:
Mix in a basin. Soak an old thin cloth napkin or tea towel in this
Hang it up to dry over the basin. Use it to give a quick once over to
silver articles as needed.
Try toothpaste. This will shine up silver but be sure to rinse.
Shared by Sherilyn Schamber