What Is a Silver-Plating Kit?


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A silver-plating kit allows the application of liquid silver to various household items. When the silver dries, it becomes a hard, uniform coating on the outside of the item.

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Most silver-plating kits instruct users to brush the silver onto the item with a paintbrush. After applying the liquid metal, the item is dipped in a finishing agent to fix the silver coating in place.

Home silver-plating kits are designed for use by relative amateurs. They can be used to restore old jewelry or antiques with damaged metal parts, or to plate flatware or other items with a new coat of silver.

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