How to Clean a Silver Tea Set
A silver tea set is a beautiful, ornamented piece of décor. To keep it looking its best, however, regular cleaning may be necessary. Fortunately, cleaning a silver tea set is not difficult and doesn’t take much time.
- Soft cloth
- Mild dish soap
- Mild cleaner
- Soft-bristled brush
- Silver cloth or paste
Instructions to Clean the Silver Tea Set
- Start by washing the silver tea set with a soft, damp cloth and mild dish soap.
- If there are any more stubborn stains, you can make a mild cleaner by combining a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Dip a soft cloth in the mixture and blot it over the stains. Make sure to rub gently.
- Use a soft-bristled brush for hard-to-reach areas or to remove dirt or grease that may be stuck in the crevices.
- Use a toothbrush to reach finer details. Remember to move the brush back and forth. Do not scrub.
- Once you’re done scrubbing, clean the silver tea set again with a damp cloth to get rid of the cleaner, then dry it with a soft towel.
- Polish the silver tea set with a silver cloth or silver paste. Polish in the same direction as the grain and use short, gentle strokes.
- Wipe the silver clean with a dry cloth to get rid of any excess polish.
- Store the silver tea set in a cool and dry place. Make sure to also clean and polish it before putting it away.
Now you know how to clean a silver tea set. Follow this procedure regularly to keep your tea set its shining best.