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Asked on Jan 6, 2019

How do I clean large pieces of a Towle silver plated tea set?

ConnieKelli L. MilliganPeggy Burnette


I have my mothers very old Towle silver plated 10 piece (including large tray) that is severely tarnished after 15 + years wrapped in brown paper in the attic. I need to clean and sell .. Help please

4 answers
  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Jan 6, 2019

    I wrote an article about cleaning silver. Here is the link to the instructions -

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Hi Deb, this is Peggy. Sorry about your tarnished tea set. Hope this helps you. Good luck How to Refurbish Silver Plated Items - The Spruce

    1. › Home Decor › DIY Projects › Refurbishing

    Oct 24, 2018 - ... luster over time. Luckily, you can refurbish silver plated items so they shine like new. ... Silver plate with tea on top of it. Westend61/Getty ... Or, pick up a silver polish and cream at your local discount or home improvement store. If you are ... Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of baking soda on the item. Gently scrub ...

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Check out websites that sell silverpate like EBay. Your time and the cleaner will cost more than its worth I'm sorry to say. Just saw a huge box of silverplate sell for $10., it had 42 pieces in it. Good will is starting to not even accept it. Keep it, make something fun with it like chalkboard tray, wind chimes, bird feeder and fountains.

  • Connie
    on Jan 7, 2019

    Do not, underline that, use the water, baking soda, foil method for any pieces with detail where dark tarnish is meant to be. That soaking method removes all tarnish and will detract from the intended look.

    why not contact an antique dealer and get advice.

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