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What do professionals clean silver with?
For a heavy cleaning, you will need to use a mild detergent solution and a silver cleaning cloth or light bristle brush. Work over your piece slowly and carefully to avoid damaging it. You can also use a solution of baking soda, salt, vinegar, and boiling water for a heavier cleaning.
Does white vinegar clean silver?
Yes, white vinegar can clean silver. You can clean silver with vinegar and foil by using a process called ion exchange. This process involves using a vinegar and salt solution to transfer some of the silver molecules to the foil, which removes the tarnished surface and reveals the shiny silver beneath.
How do you clean heavily tarnished silver?
For silver that is heavily tarnished, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (not paper towels). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse the silver under warm running water, then dry it with a clean, soft cloth.