23. Can I remove the LOS patina once I have applied it?
Yes, the sterling silver article can be dipped in a liquid tarnish remover or soaked in a jewelers pickling solution or polished with a polish cloth. A fine silver article can be heated with a torch or a kiln and that will remove the patina and return the piece its original state. (Do not use this method unless you have experience using the torch or kiln). Another way to remove patina is to use a solution of baking soda, water and aluminum foil. Assemble the following: • Plastic or heat-resistant glass bowl • Aluminum foil • Boiling water • Baking soda Line the bowl with foil. Add the jewelry or silver pieces, cover with boiling water, and sprinkle with baking soda. The baking soda should start to bubble, and the tarnish will settle on the aluminum. When the water cools and the bubbling stops, the piece should be shiny. If your pieces have deep crevices where tarnish remains, repeat this process. When finished, rinse the pieces thoroughly.