Monday, May 2, 2011

Natural Polishers

You don't have to use cleaning detergents containing toxic chemicals to bring back the shiny look of your silver, brass and pewter items. Nor  do you have to buy products making dubious claims that they will get the job done. They are not worth the money. You can polish silver, brass and pewter with household products, thus saving money and not exposing yourself to the negative effect of any toxic chemicals.
Pewter. Although cleaning pewter can be quite difficult, it's still achievable. The ingredients needed for the natural formula that polishes pewter, are chalk and vodka or gin. The chalk and vodka (or gin) must be grind up together until you get a paste. Apply the paste on the metal then rinse with clean water and finally polish dry with soft cloth.
Silver. There are two ways to clean tarnish silver either with ordinary toothpaste or baking soda. For smaller silver pieces that need to be cleaned dab some toothpaste on your finger and rub into the tarnish. For larger pieces Earls Court cleaners suggest to create a paste using baking soda and water. Put the paste on a sponge and rub into the silver. After that rinse with hot water and polish dry with soft clean cloth.
Brass. There are a lot of ways to polish tarnished brass items. You need natural acid product such as lemon juice, tomatoes, Tabasco sauce, vinegar. You can wash the tarnish off either by rubbing the items or by soaking them in the acid. If the brass items are new they will have lacquer cover which might prevent you from properly polish the item. To remove it just submerge the item in boiling water with baking soda added to it. This way the lacquer could be peeled off and the item polished dry.
Try any of the above mentioned natural solutions for polishing if you have to polish your silver, pewter or brass items. Earls Court cleaners say that you don't have to spend money on expensive polishers or cleaning products that contain toxic chemicals.


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