How do I clean pewter?


To clean a pewter, use warm water and mild detergent. Handwash it and do not use the detergent used in the dishwasher. For items such as figurines, you can dust them occasionally using a soft cloth only.
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How to Clean Pewter
How to Clean Pewter. Pewter - which consists mostly of tin - doesn't tarnish, but it will develop a dark patina. It's doubtful whether you should remove the patina, because doing so may detract from the value of your piece. Either soap and water or some... More »
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To clean a pewter, wash it in warm, soapy water with a clean cotton cloth, then rinse and dry thoroughly. Make a paste of salt, vinegar, and white flour and apply it on the pewter with a clean cloth. Rinse it again in warm water and dry with a towel.
To clean pewter you can simply use one of the many pewter cleaning compounds available at any hardware store or jeweler. You can also use warm water, mild dish soap and a soft bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the pewter. Rinse in warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Pewter can be cleaned with a salt and vinegar mixture if it's been used with food items. If its jewelry, then warm water and a non-abrasive cloth is the best thing to clean it with.
You can clean pewter with a dry cloth if it isn't too tarnished. Never use anything abrasive due to pewters soft composition. If you need something stronger than a cloth, you can use a mixture of vinegar, salt, and flour.
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