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I bought the polish to try and repair a table, badly sun bleached. I'm afraid it didn't work, not because of the polish, but the table was just a "cheap" veneer and not the real oak I thought it was. However, the polish made the table look so much better, as the polished sheen it added, looked wonderful. I have "wood" that will be having a little treatment and I know it will also look wonderful.
Oh! yes and the presentation of the polish made it look so expensive AND some seeds too? with a little note. Perfect Customer service.
Great product, fair price and loved the packaging
Purchased the twin-pack polishing kit recently, lovely packaging with a personalised note and instructions, great products, both the beeswax polish and beeswax blocks have been used successfully with the wire-wool and polishing cloths, producing fabulous results. Now looking for new projects to use them again!
Really did a great job on two bits of furniture that had'nt had much TLC for many years!
Thank you too for the sweetpeas!
Excellent quality polish with clear instructions on how to use. Beautifully packaged and efficient delivery. Very pleased with the purchase.
Excellent products from a small team of well-trained experts based in Devon. This British company seems to have an excellent ethos with attention to detail, quality and the environment. Our first order, the Beeswax Polishing Starter Kit, arrived in environmentally-friendly packaging, beautifully presented with care, a handwritten card, some bee-friendly flower seeds and expert tips. The attention to detail and the care taken shows the class and quality of Gilboy's. We've tried the antique gold polish on some oak furniture and the shine is the best ever. We will be buying from Gilboy's from now on, and can't praise them highly enough. Strongly believe small, British companies like this should be supported. First-class.
My old dads (cabinetmaker) advice, “small amount of polish, large amount of elbow grease” worked beautifully with this product. Best wax by far and I’ve used a few. Will definitely buy more in future.
From phoning Gilboy’s to ask a few questions, to ordering and receiving the ‘polish like a pro’ and ‘scratch repair‘ kits, the service I received has been excellent, I would have no hesitation in recommending Gilboy’s products and company. From the personalised hand written card, the way the products are packed and the sweet pea seeds shows just how much this company cares about their products and customers.
I have only tried the pure gold polish on an item of pine furniture that has been long overdue some TLC. WOW! the unit looks amazing. The idea of using wire wool is scary, but watching the video guides that Simon made helped, they really are a great source of information and I would recommend taking the time to watch them.
We recently bought an Art Nouveau cherry wood Semainier and I am looking forward to using your rose gold polish on it, once I feel more confident in using wire wool on wood, so more practice polishing for me!
The one thing that’s not been said is just how great the polish smells, there is something magical and uplifting about the smell of beeswax.
Would make a great gift, Beautifully presented. Works very well . Only negative they forgot to pack the elbow grease!
I was thoroughly delighted with the service and speedy delivery of premier beeswax furniture polish. The hand written card included with the order was a nice personal touch instead of a printed piece of paper. Shows you care about your customers. I will definitely be using your company again should I ever need more goods. I looked a lot on the internet for outlets for Beeswax and your company came across as the best supplier with plenty of information about the product. Keep up the good work!!
Great speedy service. Top quality product
This is the second time I have purchased Beeswax from Gilboy's. Its a great product and does what it says, polishes up antique furniture wonderfully and brings out the colour beautifully. the little touch of seeds to give something back to the Bees is lovely touch.
The box is so lovely, with a little note for me too. But not just a pretty box but the wax and the cloth and everything is so lovely. Love this.
As someone who has been restoring and French polishing antiques and antique joinery for well over 30 years, I am absolutely impressed by the high quality of Gilboys polishes. Simon and his team are consummate professionals in this area and are dedicated to producing the very best products for the antique restoration market.
Not only this, but their helpful videos and personalised service is first class. The quality of the packaging of products, the personal note included and even inclusion of sweet pea seeds was such a welcoming touch never experienced before.
I collect Australian colonial cedar furniture and live in a colonial home. Gilboys Antique Gold wax polish is without doubt the very best polish I have used on my cedar furniture and joinery. I am equally certain that the Pure Gold wax polish again would be perfect for all my Baltic, Huon and Kauri pine furniture and joinery and intend purchasing this product in the very near future.
Many thanks Simon
Impressed with and very grateful for e-mail and telephone advice, generously given. The product arrived very promptly after order placed. Am now relishing the prospect of applying the polish and seeing the results. Thank you.
This is the third time I have purchased Gilboys polish and I would recommend it to any who wants a high quantity polish. Easy ordering and quick delivery.
After my initial concern, at the cost of shipping to the Isle of Man, you quickly realised the cost was not in keeping with the rest of the UK and you made it so. I am happy to say my order arrived when you said it would, and I am highly delighted with the repair kit. Well done.
Gilboys waxes are awesome, they do what they say, thankyou for helping keep our treasured furniture beautiful.
A really excellent wax, it does what it says and brings out the full beauty of the wood
Thankyou very much! I enjoyed using all the three types of beeswax, and the kit with its necessary additions was very helpful! And the explanation you sent me about the way of using the wax is so useful! The best service and the best products possible in this field! Thank you very much again!
I debated whether I should purchase your wire wool or not, having been using using an 'Extra Fine' steel wool grade 0000 obtained from a local bulders merchant. However, I decided to add it to my order for wax as it is the product that you use. A good decision, as I found that your steel wool is significantly finer and softer than what I had been using and I feel much less nervous about using it to apply your wax than the coarser material, although it is nominally the same.
Delivery very prompt; wax beautifully packaged and very well protected against damage. I have only done some exploratory tests with the wax so far, so cannot make any siginificant comments, except to say that it appears to do everything that it should and I am well pleased.
It would appear to be quite a bit more expensive than competitors products but you know what you are getting.
I bought this polish recently and the service was super fast. The packaging was excellent. Tried the polish and then decided to order the wire wool and polishing cloth as well. We are using it on a sun faded rosewood table and think it is going to need an awful lot of elbow grease! It looked
so quick and easy on the demonstration!!
The Antique wax is quite simply the best that I have ever used and I will order it again. It arrived promptly and beautifully packaged.
My only negative is that the advice on the length of time to wait before buffing is very confusing ranging from 20-30 minutes to several days.
Having watched the video I set about repairing the scratches on my sleigh bed. It's not quite as easy as it looks but I am confident that with a bit more practice I will get the technique perfected. Another excellent product beautifully presented.
Really happy with the service, delivered rapidly. Fantastic presentation really well done. The wax is the main event and it doesn't disappoint, performs exactly as it says on the can!........oh sorry wrong company. The packaging is great with some lovely little add ons like the sweet pea seeds I'm not at all concerned by the cost of it, its all about getting youself out there....
Everything about this product oozes fine quality. Yes, it's expensive. So is a Range Rover. It's up to you!
I was so thrilled with the outcome after polishing a dark oak coffer with the Antique Gold polish that I ordered more of the Antique Gold and a jar of the Rose Gold with the intention of giving every bit of wood in the house the treatment. In my previous review I mentioned that the wax was pretty tacky and a bit difficult to polish - I think this may have been a combination of using too much wax and the high humidity at the time; subsequently I've used a little less and, as suggested by Simon, left the polish for longer before buffing and the job has been a lot easier. The difference in the lustre and richness of the wood after polishing as compared to before is incredible. I love this stuff!
You have to love this polish, the results are absolutely amazing. Thanyou Gilboy's you have an absolutely first class product, and a first class company to deal with. Many thanks
Loved this stuff I bought it twice. This time went for the 1 litre tin. I have inherited several pieces of vintage Ercol furniture all in dark wood. I bought the polishing kit initially to see what difference Gilboys makes. Was so impressed with the first piece I treated I decided to do them all. My polishing arm is going to get a lot of excersise! Service from the guys at Gilboys was first rate. Particularly liked the personal note and sweet pea seeds included in the package.
Transformed my table
Great wax smell and finish on pine table is wonderful . Great product and great service so ordered more
Called them up for advice before buying and they were so helpful and friendly. Order was dispatched the same day.
I bought the starter kit with the antique gold polish as per advice and it was perfect.
The small touches of the sweet pea seeds and the personalised note as well as the info booklet elevated it so far above anything else.
Premium service, premium product. I can’t recommend them enough