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How To Clean Silver

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from homerefiner and more videos in the General Housekeeping category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at You don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to appreciate the elegance of polished silver—and with a little elbow grease, yours can be spiffed and sparkling in no time. To complete this How-To you will need: A sink or a basin of warm water A soft, clean cloth Non-abrasive silver cleaning paste An old, natural-bristle toothbrush Step 1: Read directions Read the silver cleaner's packaging and follow those directions if they vary from these. Step 2: Rinse silver Rinse the silver item in warm water. Step 3: Spread paste Put a dab of silver cleaning paste onto a soft cloth and spread it over the surface of the item. Tip: If the item is large, polish it in sections. Step 4: Don't overpolish Rub the silver just until tarnish disappears—don't overpolish or you'll remove the item's finish. Tip: Clean the hard-to-reach places with an old natural-bristle toothbrush and a little cleaning paste. Step 5: Rinse silver again Rinse the silver in warm water again. Step 6: Dry item Dry your shiny silver item thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Thanks for watching How To Clean Silver! If you enjoyed this video subscribe to the Howcast YouTube channel!
Length: 01:17


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