Our Jewellers Rouge Powder is used to clean, polish or remove minor scratches on gold, silver, Jewellery and all precious metals. It can also be used to remove slight surface scratches on glass.
How to use Jewellers Rouge Powder
Please mind your clothes as it can be difficult to wash out. Rouge powder can be mixed with water, olive oil or similar medium into a paste or slurry and used as follows in the instructions below.
Cleaning Gold and Silver:
To polish gold and silver items, smear the Rouge Powder onto a fine cloth and clean the required article. Rub firmly yet quite vigorously across the item or scratch until satisfied with the result and afterwards buff to a sheen. For a cleaner alternative, why not try our Rouge impregnated polishing cloth, ideal for polishing and cleaning jewellery.
Removing Scratches in Glass:
To remove fine scratches in glass, smear the Rouge Powder or paste onto a soft mop attached to a polishing motor; keep the speed slow and polish very slowly until the desired effect is obtained. Avoid overheating! Please note: if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail it is probably too deep to recover with rouge powder.
Frequently asked questions
What is Jewellers Rouge Powder?
Jewellers Rouge powder is a compound of finely grounded Iron Oxide. It often used as an abrasive for polishing metal, removing fine scratches in glass windows and to polish gold and Silver jewellery.
This can be used on a wide range of materials such as:
• Gold Jewellery
• Silver Jewellery
• Watch Glass
• Car Windscreens
• Fish Tank Glass
Do I use rouge powder as it is?
No, it must be mixed with either water, olive oil or a similar medium, alternatively for a less messy outcome our Large Rouge Impregnated Gold Polishing Cloth as it is infused with micro-fined Jeweller’s rouge and the finest polishing compounds will remove most tarnish on Silver, Gold and Precious metals.
Can Jewellers Rouge powder be used on gold?
Yes, jewellers rouge powder can be used on gold, silver and all precious materials.
To polish gold and silver items, smear the Jewellers Rouge Powder onto a fine cloth and clean the required piece. Rub firmly yet quite vigorously across the item or scratch until satisfied with the desired result, then afterwards buff to a sheen. For a cleaner alternative on precious metals such as Silver or Gold, why not try our Rouge impregnated polishing cloth, ideal for polishing and cleaning jewellery.
Will Jewellers Rouge polish glass?
Yes, if the scratches are fine on the surface of the glass. If you can feel the scratch with your finger this is too deep and the scratch will not be removed fully. Slight surface scratches on glass can be removed on such surfaces like windows, windscreens, watch glasses, glass on furniture, glassware, fish tanks etc. Jewellers Rouge Powder can also be used to clean, polish or remove minor scratches on Gold, Silver and all soft precious metals.
How do you use Jewellers Rouge powder on glass?
To remove fine scratches in glass, mix the Rouge powder with a medium such as water, olive oil etc and this should turn into a paste. Smear the Rouge Powder or paste onto a soft mop attached to a polishing motor and keep the speed slow or polish very slowly until the desired effect is obtained.
You can also try buffing the scratch by hand with the polishing pad but this may take longer to achieve the finish.
Avoid overheating from polishing and please note if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail it is probably too deep to recover with rouge powder.
Which compound is known as Jewellers Rouge?
Jewellers Rouge polishing compound is made from finely ground iron oxide which is dense and contains no impurities and is other known as Iron Oxide. Our Jewellers Rouge Powder is 100% pure refined Iron Oxide (111) and is a dark red colour, hence the name ‘rouge’ derived from the French word for Red.
Can rouge powder wash off clothes?
Yes, Jewellers Rouge Powder can wash off clothes however can be difficult to remove. It is best to avoid getting the powder on your clothes if possible and try to wash clothes thoroughly.