Restoring Bleach Damaged Silverware
I spilled Clorox Bleach on some of my silverware and it stained, tarnished or damaged the silverware. Is there any means of restoring my silverware to it's original condition?Mannie Wilks
architect - Culver City, California
First of two simultaneous responses -- +++++++
If it's sterling silver, enough rubbing with silver polish will eventually restore it. If silver plated you may have damaged it beyond repair.
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF|
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Second of two simultaneous responses -- +++++++
Mix precipitated chalk and some water(few drops of ammonia can be added).Object must be rubbed with that mixture,after treatment rinse it well. Hope it helps and good luck!Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
March 31, 2008
The best way to clean any silver, sterling or plated, is to rub it with toothpaste! Cheap, no-name brand toothpaste is a perfect alternative to silver polish. No bad smell and super cheap!
I rubbed my bleach stained sterling silver ring for just a minute with toothpaste and, ta-da, no stains!
(unfortunately doesn't remove big scratches, just buffed it to a great sheen :)
- Boise, Idaho, USA
August 15, 2008
Thank you guys. The wife would have killed me...Sgt Tomas Mikul
- Boston, Massachusetts
May 20, 2009
Thanks for the tip on using the toothpaste. My wife cleaned something with bleach and forgot she had her Tiffany ring on and we thought it was ruined.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania