How to Clean Tarnished Silver
I love silver platters! There is just so much you can do with them to decorate a space and I just overall love the look of them. So when I spotted this awesome silver platter by F.B. Rogers at Goodwill for $5, I knew I had to scoop it up. What a deal! I also knew it just needed a little TLC, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to bring it back to its former glory. Recently, I have had an obsession with baking soda so I figured this could do just the trick on how to clean the tarnished silver (if you missed last week’s post about how I cleaned my stove, click here.) I would not use this meth on fine silver.
I made my own paste essentially, that consisted of baking soda and water. I used about 1/2 a cup of baking soda and 2 tbsp of water. You don’t want it too liquidy, but you also don’t want it too thick. I poured this mixture onto the platter and then let it sit for about 10 minutes. Please note that baking soda could scratch your silver, so be gentle when cleaning 🙂
I then took a damp wash cloth and started gently rubbing the platter to polish it up. Afterwards I rinsed it to make sure I got the paste off. Afterwards I buffed it dry with a lint free cloth. I was so thrilled with how it turned out and it was so easy to do!
From now on I will never pass up these tarnished trays again. Look at how gorgeous this tray shined up. Who knew that just soaking in baking soda and water was the answer to how to clean tarnished silver?
You just never know what kind of treasures you can find and what a little TLC can do 🙂
XO – Jenn