Sunday, April 15, 2012


 Before/After Silver polishing!

My dear friend Ramona taught me a trick to polishing silver without silver polish or cream!
all you need is:
a large pot
aluminum foil- good amount folded in half
baking soda- 1-2 tsp
salt- pinch
water- enough to cover silver
soft cloth

here's my silver plate before:
1.  Place enough water in the pot that will cover your item completely in water. 
add aluminum foil, baking soda and salt and bring to a boil

2. add your silver item and set a timer for 2 minutes. make sure it's touching the aluminum foil.  Watch before your very eyes the transformation!
Seriously, the shine from the foil transfers to the silver!! It's amazing, and the foil looks really yucky and dull, almost gray/black when you are done!!

3. Take it out and carefully buff the silver piece with a clean cloth!

4. Ta-Da!!

i should have taken chemistry.....but i'm sure glad she did :)
have fun "polishing!"


  1. it looks amazing, susanna!! :)

  2. yay! I remember when she came home from school and showed this to Mom, I didn't think it would work but it did! amazing.