Alberto VO5 Conditioning
Hairdressing. After cleaning your silver jewelry, prevent it
from tarnishing by applying a thin coat of Alberto VO5 Conditioning
Hairdressing with a soft cloth. Wipe off any excess, leaving behind
a very thin, virtually invisible protective coating.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
To remove tarnish on silver jewelry, mix a thick paste of Arm &
Hammer Baking Soda with water, apply to the silver with a damp
sponge, rub, rinse, and buff dry.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
and Reynolds Wrap. To clean tarnish from silver jewelry
effortlessly, line a metal cake pan with Reynolds Wrap and fill with
enough water to cover the silverware. Addtwo tablespoons Arm &
Hammer Baking Soda per quart of water. Heat the water above 150
degrees Fahren heit. Place the tarnished silver in the pan so it
touches the aluminum foil. Do not let the water boil. The hydrogen
pro duced by heated baking soda combines with the sulfur in the
tarnish, removing the stains. (This technique also removes the
patina from silver jewelry, so make certain you’re willing to do
that before embracing this cleaning method.)
Colgate Regular Flavor
Toothpaste. A mild abrasive, Colgate Regular Flavor
Toothpaste does an excellent job cleaning silver jewelry. Squeeze a
dab of toothpaste on a soft, clean cloth, rub the jewelry
vigorously, and rinse thoroughly with water.
Heinz Ketchup. To
remove black gunk from silver jewelry, squirt some Heinz Ketchup on
a paper towel and rub it gently into the tarnish. For stubborn
tarnish, coat the item with ketchup, wait fifteen minutes, then rub
the item with a soft cloth, and rinse clean. (Do not soak silver
jewelry in ketchup too long; the acids can ruin the finish.)
McCormick Cream of Tartar.
Use a paste made from McCor mick Cream of Tartar and water to clean
Morton Salt and ReaLemon.
To clean tarnish from silver jew elry, mix two tablespoons Morton
Salt to one tablespoon ReaLemon lemon juice. Gently rub the paste on
the tarnished silver item and then wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Parsons’ Ammonia and
Oral-B Toothbrush. Mix one part Par sons’ Ammonia and two
parts warm water and soak silver jewelry in the solution for five
minutes. Brush the jewelry with a clean, used, soft Oral-B
Toothbrush and rinse clean with water.
Purell Instant Hand
Sanitizer. To clean silver jewelry, use a few drops of Purell
Instant Hand Sanitizer—the soapless, anti bacterial hand
sanitizer—and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Simple Green. Place
silver jewelry in a drinking glass, fill with Simple Green
all-purpose cleaner (from the trigger-spray bot tle), swirl the
jewelry a few times, and let stand for one hour. Rinse thoroughly
with water and dry.
removes light tarnish from silver. Spray and buff clean with a soft