How to remove tarnish from silver items?

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  • Ann Ann on Sep 11, 2018

    Wright's Silver Polish and some flannel cloths (elbow grease too) Just follow directions

  • William William on Sep 11, 2018

    I sell a lot of silver on Ebay. Jewelry, silverware, serving sets. Silver polish like Wrights and dips like TarnX tend to remove some of the metal. The foil method doesn't work that great and still leaves a grey film that still needs to be removed. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. For large items I use a damp cloth. Also works on copper, brass, gold, porcelain, ceramics, sneakers, plastics, etc. For my sales I needed one product for cleaning everything.

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Sep 11, 2018

    Hi, Nancy: Ann's recommendation is the best. The cleaners that you can dip into take a lot of the silver with the tarnish! The same with the aluminum foil method. If you have silver and/or silver plated items you don't care a lot about, it is okay to use these quicker methods, but for the good stuff Wright's Silver Polish and time!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 11, 2018

    When I got married, I borrowed a ton of silver items that had been in storage. We lined the sink with aluminum foil then pour spic n span with warm water. When it was dissolved, we placed the pieces and let them soak. They came out beautifully with no damage to any of the pieces.

  • I just used Weimans Metal polish on a silver pitcher I found at an estate sale. Here's a link:

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Sep 12, 2018

    You really should use commercial silver polish - it also helps to resist tarnishing in the future. I recommend Wrights

  • Dawn Thornton Dawn Thornton on Sep 12, 2018

    Having been in the cleaning business for 42 years and did silver cleaning I had found that Hagerty's silver cleaner was the best. It comes in a spray can which I like also non aerisal and a creme. The spray is quick and easy. This is also a polish and I found that it lasts up to 6 month to a year depending on the air around the silver.

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