Recent Verified Purchase Reviewsfrom 211 reviews
I never thought I would be this delighted about furniture polish, but receiving the starter kit with the 3 polishes was a delight - the presentation is top notch - it makes an online order feel like receiving a gift in the post... I have not yet tried it so cannot comment on the actual product, but based on other reviews I am sure it too will surpass expectations.
Beautifully presented, loved the gift of sweat pea seeds and particularly the aroma of the wax. The information booklet is informative and you can tell that you are passionate about what you do. Looking forward to using this wax on our furniture!
Purchased the kit with the three different shades and covered an old pine kitchen table using the antique gold first then the pure old over the top between buffing up. It has given the rather worn looking table a new lease of life and very impressed with the shine.
I haven’t used it yet, but it looks great and I love the personal touch of the sweet pea seeds and the hand written card. Thank you very much, what great customer care you have!
Quite simply the best wax product I've ever used, my 15 year old table now looks better than when I bought it. Amazing results, easy to apply and such care taken with the packaging.
This is my 3rd purchase from the guys. This one was to wax and polish a very tired Victorian dressing table I bought at auction. Easy to use and gives a beautiful finish! In these days of online purchasing with poor customer service it is a joy to receive a great product, beautifully packaged with easy instructions and tips to get the best out of the product, plus the invitation to get advice from the experts if needed. And you get some free seeds for the garden. Love that you can return the jar for a refill with a substantial reduction for all us recyclers! Brilliant! Cannot recommend highly enough!
Having ordered and received my starter kit several weeks ago I’ve finally got round to using it. I’d spent a few weekends stripping back and repairing an antique ladies chair in mahogany. Now for the waxing... I decided on the Rose Gold... what a joy, both in usage and the result. It’s brought the chair back to life. Thank you Gilboy’s..!
Ordered my antique gold polishing kit... it arrived early and is just incredible. Beautifully packed, I love the little touches that have been added. The polish is the best I’ve ever used. I will definitely be using again and again! Thank you so much!
What a fantastic product, so easy to use and does a lovely job. I recently revamped a piece of light oak furniture because it had a water mark on the top and was impossible for me to remove. I stained it a darker colour but then it looked dull. Once I applied the antique gold it transformed it into a high end looking piece. I’m so pleased!
Could not have had a more friendly or helpful person who dealt with my order from start to delivery
A polished result and the item back to prime condition. Your instructions were
first class. A premium product producing the goods.
Yep, worth every penny.
Everyone who takes a pride in caring for their furniture/wood products should be using Gilboys waxes. As a full time French Polisher for Bovey Castle and occasionally at other high end establishments, I can honestly say that Gilboys waxes are by far the most superior I have ever had the pleasure of using. Without a shadow of doubt, we will be purchasing the larger sizes from now on. Having been in the trade for (a very) many years I am so glad to have discovered you. Even opening the box was a joy to behold. I sincerely thank you for your exceptional genius.
Very professional packaging and love the two little bundles of wire wool and cloth, although more than enough for the wooden rings im making the cloth does fall apart quite easily, ive only used it once and to be fair it might have been the way i cut it. The wax sent me back to days of old with boot polish and sweet pine, very thick set, only need a little bit and tye sheen is lovely with no after smells which i was sort of expecting. I am now very excited to work with these waxes on other projects. Thank you guys for the handwritten note inside the box a really lovely touch of professional customer service, amazing, so glad i found you guys.
Excellent results so far on the veneered marine ply in my boat - but need to be careful with not doing too much at once - confined space - turpentine fumes and all that.....
Just bought a late victorian mahogany display cabinet which is in generally good order but I thought it might benefit from some Gilboys tlc. I tried antique gold on some out of the way areas first and discovered that some parts of the surface colour were being removed. I think this is because parts of the cabinet were stained (presumably the bits that used cheaper wood) and the polish just removed the surface stain. The solid mahogany bits came up a treat and I was very pleased with the result. I had watched several of your Youtube videos but don't remember seeing a bit that says the polish removed wood stain.
Gilboy's beeswax is easy to apply, leaving a great finish, on our oak dresser, I would definitely recommend this product.
If you are taking the time and effort to look after your furniture, then surely it desrves the best, so look no further than Gilroys. From the thoughful packaging to the product itself, this oozes quality, when you want to achieve a professional finish, Gilroys wax polish is where its at!
This is the second purchase I have made from Gilboys and once again I am impressed with the product. It is also good that one can buy the three polishes in a smaller quantity and all I need to do is to select my next project to use the polish.
extremely pleased with Gilboys wax polish,very smart looking pkg. & just trying out on newly made piece of furniture....so far so good !
Very pleased...a little polish goes a long way, buffs up to an amazing shine and has added a nice depth to an extremely weary looking 1850 washstand.
Lovely smelling beeswax polish, easy to use and such an improvement in my pine table after dreaded silicone sprays. Strongly recommended for furniture you care about.
Thank you, I collected the package on Tuesday and opened it in front of some friends from England who were staying with us. I have not yet got down to work, that will come as the nights close in but it was exciting to open the package and explore the contents. Our friends live in Talke near Taunton and may well be in touch with you on their own account; I gave them your internet details! I have a job which I am looking forward to undertaking.
Delighted to find Gilboy's site and learn that they are a local firm. Bought the beeswax polish kit after watching the helpful information on-line. Arrived promptly in a handy box with a nice hand written card. Used on an old mahogany table with a scratched surface. Hard work applying the beeswax block but excellent result after removing the excess waxed adding the polish with the wire wool and lots buffing. Table looks fantastic though the surface is still quite soft and needs buffing after use. Really nice product and colour matches with a light mahogany Georgian table. Thank you.
John Conal McCrum
Superb products, help & advice from a first-class team. Gilboy’s Beeswax Furniture Polish is a joy to use, the results are quite simply outstanding. The 'Return & Refill’ scheme, sweet pea seeds and ethical approach to packaging are a stroke of genius. Exceptional quality all round.
I recently purchased some Gilboy's antique gold wax along with their purpose made polishing cloth and steel wool. The result of using their product was wonderful. The antique gold wax made my piece of furniture look as though it was brand new. If you are considering restoring a piece then please do yourself a favour and visit the Gilboy's website and purchase everything you need for the project, the results will speak for themselves. The wax is so easy to apply using the special wire wool and polishing cloths supplied by Gilboy's, just watch the Gilboy's videos on YouTube, purchase the supplies from Gilboy's website and complete your project. You will be as proud of your efforts as I am of mine.
Single Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit
gilboy's arrived within a few day of order. unpacking the item was pure joy. beautiful box; handwritten thankyou card and sweet pea seeds to plant for next year's bees. an absolute delight. set to rubbing down kitchen pine wood shelves and bedroom book shelves. everything looks and smells like new with old memories intact....now I need to re-do the rooms to live up to my new furniture.
A great product. With ease can create a great shine and protection.
I was genuinely surprised and delighted by the beautiful packaging and the hand written note which came with this. It made me think I'd like to give this to friends for Christmas!
So far, I've only used the Rose Gold on an old and neglected Chinese chest and the results were spectacular, although I've not yet managed to get rid of the water marks and scratches properly. I'll need to have another look at the great on line videos!
A really excellent polish purchased to re-wax my pine furniture. Easy to apply and buffs up to leave a soft sheen which enhances the colour of my antique pine coloured furniture. A lovely scent of beeswax as well. Soft cloth and beeswax block as part of the kit and sweet pea seeds which I will plant next year. Many thanks.
I had few antique oak pieces that had been battered by the sun, rain leakage and cup rings. I started using a bit of elbow grease to carefully sand off the surfaces (medium and fine grain papers) and then applied ANTIQUE GOLD. I actually left the wax on for an hour and then buffed up. I was truly amazed at the quality of the finish. Almost a mirror like shine which made me feel quite proud of my work. Truly remarkable , even more so for a layman like myself. Top marks to GILBOY's
First time I have used this wax and I am converted!! Absolutely the best wax I have tried! Really easy to use and the finish is superb. I am currently stripping painted kitchen cupboards back to their original pine colour. I also like painting and stripping old furniture and will use this on any furniture I do.
I ordered the polishing kit which comes in a box and packaged beautifully. The colour of the wax I ordered was pure gold which is a clear colour but gives a lovely warm colour to the pine. The kit also contained, oil free wire wool, polishing cloth, beeswax filler block and a box of sweet pea seeds to give something back to the bees. A little note was placed in the box to make it more personal which was lovely,
Very happy and highly recommend this kit.
I ordered Pure Gold to give a final coating to some unglazed ceramics. This is a great product, easy to use, and it smells lovely. But it was the handwritten note, the hand-decorated box of sweet pea seeds, and the fully recyclable packaging that really made the difference. It was like opening a beautifully packaged birthday present. The thought and care for the environment that has gone into this product is much appreciated.
"We have used our 25+ years of experience as antique furniture restorers to develop a beeswax furniture polish that you don't necessarily have to apply again for at least a year and possibly up to three years."
10 reasons why we believe Gilboy's Gold is the best beeswax polish for all types of wood:
1. Made in the UK by traditional furniture restorersWe started making our own beeswax furniture polish many years ago to compliment our furniture conservation and restoration work. Every jar of Gilboy's Gold is handmade by us here at our restoration workshops in Staverton, Devon.
2. 100% natural ingredientsWe don't use any artificial scents or petrochemical solvents. Cheaper petrochemical-derived solvents have an unpleasant odour, so manufacturers add artificial scents to their products. Pure turpentine has a wonderful pine aroma, so we don't need to add anything artificial to Gilboy's Gold.
3. Buckfast Abbey beeswaxBees have been kept at Buckfast Abbey since medieval times, so of course they've been working with furniture restorers for centuries. We worked with the beekeeping department to select the perfect beeswax for each of our polishes.
4. Just the right blend of carnauba waxThe hardest of all the natural waxes, our very precise blend of just the right amount of carnauba wax means Gilboy's Gold provides a tough finish and a deep shine while still being very easy to apply and buff.
5. Increased UV protection with myrica waxMorella pubescens is a small shrub that grows at high altitudes in the Andes. It covers its small, greyish berries with a wax that protects them against the increased UV exposure at high altitude. We add this wax to our polishes to help reduce sun-bleaching of your furniture. [read more]
6. We only use natural pure pine turpentineAs strong believers in the traditional methods of furniture restoration, we also use the traditional method of softening our waxes with pure pine turpentine.
7. Clip-top kiln jar with air-tight seal
As restorers and french polishers we use various containers throughout the day, every day. This made us pretty choosy when it came to selecting the best container for our own beeswax furniture polish. We chose a clip-top jar because it always provides a reliable seal. We also upgraded the standard seal with our own hand-cut Viton non-perishable rubber seal.
8. 25% Return & Refill discount
Some of us in the company are old enough to have fond memories of returning our empty Coca-Cola bottles to the shop for a cash refund. Glass is simply the best container for recycling - easy to clean and wears far better than tins or plastic. That is why we are offering a massive 25% discount when you send your empties back to us for a refill.
9. 100% Recyclable PackagingWe spent some time looking for the right packaging that would meet two very important requirements. We wanted to ensure your beeswax furniture polish would be held secure in transit and arrive in perfect condition and we wanted it to be reusable to ensure your empties would be returned in perfect condition and cost a few less trees.
10. Say a big 'Thank you' to the bees
We understand how important bees are to our environment and we're sure you'll be grateful for their amazing wax too. So every time we ship some of our beeswax furniture polish we include a complimentary box of sweet pea seeds for you to plant and grow as a way of saying "Thank you" to the bees. *The sweet pea is one of the highest producers of nectar in the garden.