Sterling silver is a hypoallergenic jewellery option that is universally flattering. However, when this shiny material becomes dirty and tarnished, it can begin to look cheap and grimy. So, how do you get your favourite silver pieces looking like new again?
You’re in the right place. Continue reading this super speedy guide to find out how to clean sterling silver to achieve sparkling silver in less than 15 minutes!
What You Need To Clean Tarnished Silver
Before you get to work, you should gather all of the items you need to achieve pristine clean tarnished silver and set it aside. Assemble a bowl of clean water, a soft microfibre cloth, and a can of WD-40® Multi-Use Product. You may wish to protect your work surface with a plastic tablecloth or bin liner; however this is completely optional.
Test Your Tarnished Silver Before Cleaning
On an inconspicuous area of your jewellery, swab a small amount of WD-40® Multi-Use Product to check that the two are compatible.
Cleaning Your Sterling Silver
Once you are happy with the compatibility of your silver, you can begin the cleaning process. Grab your trusty can of WD-40® Multi-Use Product, and spray liberally over the entire surface of the jewellery. Grab a microfibre cloth and polish the product in, using gentle circular motions. This will penetrate the grime that has built up on the surface of the silver and help to dislodge it without damaging the jewellery. For areas that are more built up or stubborn, allow the product a longer period of time to work, and try again.
Rinse Your Silver Jewellery After Cleaning
Once you are satisfied with the grime removal, you should rinse your silver in a bowl of clean water. This will remove any remaining residue from the surface of your jewellery. Wipe your pieces dry with a clean microfibre cloth, and reveal a sparkling silver surface, just like new!
So, there you have it, sparkling silver jewellery ready to spice up any outfit! We hope you found this blog useful. If you would like to find out more about how WD-40® can help you clean other household items, check out our blog page here.