Antique and Vintage Silver, EPNS and Sheffield Cleaning Tips
Don't wrap silver within plastic sealable bags as condensation can form inside the covering and tarnish the silver.
Don't use elastic bands to secure wrappings around metals that tarnish, they can corrode it.
Wear cotton gloves when cleaning silver and other metals, as the acid in your skin could badly tarnish the surface.
Keep Metal in dry conditions to prevent it tarnishing
(tarnish is caused by gases and moisture in the air acting on the surface of the metal).
Never clean silver with scouring powder as you will scratch it.
Never clean silver with bleach as it leaves a permanent stain on silver.
For embossed pieces of cutlery use a silver foam cleaner.
If you need more information about the care of your items, feel free to contact me and I will be able to advise.