Vintage Tips – You Can Restore the Shine to your Silver-plated Treasures

Got another cleaning tip for you this week!  If you have a silver-plated dish, platter or goblet that has lost its sheen, I have a product you may want to try.

This is the before shot of a silver-plated goblet I picked up at a local thrift store. I thought it could be cleaned with silver cleaner but, unfortunately, the silver-plate had simply worn off – this was as good as it was going to get. The red you see in the photo is the base metal.

The silver plate was worn off of this goblet.

I found a product that will return the silver sheen – it’s called Alexander Hamilton House Silver Secret.

Months ago I found this product online and haven’t been able find anything else about it except what’s on their website. I decided to give it a try on some silver plated cutlery that had some of the silver worn off.  Well, my expectations were a bit unrealistic because, as it clearly states on the website, it is not a filler.  Although the silver adhered to the cutlery, the surface was not smooth. For this project, however, it looked like the silver-plate had just worn off so the results were much better.

With gloves on, I am re-plating the goblets with a cloth that was dipped into the plater. Since the liquid has silver in it, you’ll want to wear gloves and protect the surface you are working on. I used parchment paper on the counter.

Vintage Silver-Plated Goblets
Here are three shiny goblets ready to be used as vases!

Consider trying Alexander Hamilton House Silver Secret if you have silver-plated items that need a bit spiffing up. From my experience, it works much better when there are no surface pits or scratches. Please note that I am not endorsing this product for any gain – I just happened to use it and thought others might want to know about it as well. If you have any experience with this product, please share in the comment section!

Vintage Silver-Plated Goblets

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