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Why buy expensive jewelry cleaner for my tarnished silver pieces? Now I use white toothpaste with an old used toothbrush. Give it a few swirls inside the crannies, and my silver jewelry now sparkles as if I got it professionally cleaned.
By Cipora Auslander from Miami, FL
To keep silver jewelry from tarnishing, place jewelry in an airtight container or jewelry box. Toss in those little packets of desiccant that come with new shoes or leather items. The packets wick away moisture and keep silver from tarnishing. Works for silverware and silver serving pieces.
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By Monica from Cortez, CO
To keep brass collectibles or silver-plated picture frames or various what-knots from tarnishing try this: While the item is new and bright colored, spray it with two coats of clear lacquer/shellac. Let it dry completely between coats. It will not tarnish in the future. This method can also be used on plastic/poly-resin items that are exposed to sunlight to keep them from fading so quickly. Examples: yard decorations and items indoors that are left near a window sill.
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Will wiping silver items with lemon oil prevent tarnishing?
The best way is to not expose it to air and light.
There are some websites like this one that talk about using lemon oil to clean tarnish. naturallybeautiful.life/
I personally would not leave anything on my silver. It always needs to be put away clean, dry, wrapped in the burgundy color felt pouch they came in, and stored in a dark, dry, cool, but not cold location.
My nana swore by that method and I follow it after inheriting it. In doing this, I rarely have to do deep clean polishes.
My cleaning method is this one (the tongs are important so you don't get burned):
I hope you have the same success with this method as I have.
You can use lemon to clean and polish some silver but I do not believe it will keep it from tarnishing.
if your silver has already gotten tarnished, making a paste of cornstarch and water and rubbing it on the silver, leaving it on for a bit, then rubbing it off with a dry terry or cheesecloth.
I'm not sure you want to put anything on it to prevent tarnising - in fact, constant exposure to acids probably would be the opposite of helpful. Washing with warm water after and then rubbing with a cloth like this one (www.amazon.com/
What can I seal silver or brass ornaments with to stop them tarnishing after polishing?
Susan C from Durban
We have used plain clear lacquer (in a spray can) to put a thin coat on things like polished brass door knockers & door handles. Just spray a really thin coat, let it dry thoroughly, then spray a second really thin coat. We did this 2 years ago to a door knocker and it still shines.
my friend uses clear nail polish for smaller pieces
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To clean tarnish off silver without using a silver polish, coat the silver with toothpaste, then run it under warm water, work it into a foam, and rinse it off. For stubborn stains or for silverware with intricate grooves, use an old soft bristled toothbrush.
Toothpaste and tarnished silver your right it'll clean it right up. (10/14/2007)
it does not stop it from tarnishing. (11/02/2008)