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Best ways to impede silver tarnishing


#1

Dear Orchidians, Someone recently told me about a method of coating
finished silver work with mixture of refined white beeswax disolved
in a bit of naptha. Apparently the naptha disolves the wax making a
slurry which is then painted on the metal’s surface. The naptha
dissipates and leaves a fine coating of the wax over the piece which
retards tarnish. This is supposed to work well on delicate or
intricate work where a cloth and paste (Renaissance) wax would be
difficult to apply. You just use a small paint brush to reach tight
areas. Does anyone else use this recipe or have any other tips or
methods that are successful. Thanks.

Bruce


#2

Dear Orchidians, Someone recently told me about a method of coating
finished silver work with mixture of refined white beeswax disolved
in a bit of naptha. Apparently the naptha disolves the wax making a
slurry which is then painted on the metal’s surface. The naptha
dissipates and leaves a fine coating of the wax over the piece which
retards tarnish. This is supposed to work well on delicate or
intricate work where a cloth and paste (Renaissance) wax would be
difficult to apply. You just use a small paint brush to reach tight
areas. Does anyone else use this recipe or have any other tips or
methods that are successful. Thanks.

Bruce