How to Make Silver Shine: Just One Towel is Enough

How envious are we of the silverware at home? Quite a bit! To make the silver shine, we will reveal the towel method, a technique passed down from generation to generation that is still effective today.

The towel technique for making silver shine

To restore the original appearance of  silver spoon after cleaning

The preparation must include:

  • a small soft terry towel;
  • sodium bicarbonate;
  • Marseille soap to taste

To begin the towel method for cleaning silverware, start by soaking a towel in warm water and then wring it out thoroughly so that it is damp but not soaking wet. Then, spread it on a surface and rub the silverware along each towel part.

If you have liquid Marseille soap, you can add a few drops to the damp towel before rubbing the silverware for uniform distribution. After that, sprinkle some baking soda on top, and the solution will be ready to be tested on your silver.

clean silverware

First, lay the damp towel flat and place your silverware items, like bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and any other silver items you want to polish. Make sure to place everything on a single side of the towel.

Then, fold the other half of the towel over the silverware, applying gentle pressure to ensure it adheres to both sides. Let it rest for approximately 4 hours to allow the tarnish to be removed. Afterward, gently rub the towel over the silverware, and you’ll be quickly amazed at how remarkably effective this technique is.

clean silverware placed on a dinner table

The methodology gives good results thanks to baking soda’s mild abrasive nature and Marseille soap’s cleaning properties. Marseille soap is known for cleaning even delicate surfaces and restoring them to their original splendor.

Finally, we remind you to use a light or very light towel to prevent any potential damage to the silverware. Additionally, choosing the right-sized towel for the quantity of objects to be polished is essential for a meticulous application of this method. If you pay careful attention to these details, the road will be all downhill: you will notice immediate improvements.

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