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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
Arrived quickly, great packaging and smells yummy!!! Haven’t used it yet but I’m sure it will be fine
Great product, great tips, lovely packaging but most importantly great results.
Absolutely blown away by the efficient and very speedy service. Equally, love the Polishing Kit' and now need to get waxing. Cannot recommend highly enough
I have a coffer from the mid-late 1600s that is dark oak and of all the products that I've tried nothing has really brought out the 'life' in the wood, at least not long-term - it just looks dark and flat and lifeless. I'd Googled "Best polish antiques" and Gilboy's popped up so I ordered a jar of the Antique Gold and gave it a go. It was a bit of a work-out buffing the polish after application, but the result was well worth the sweat and the cost of international shipping. My coffer glows! The varied tones in the wood are visible for the first time and it really does appear to glow from within, not just on its surface. I'm so thrilled I've ordered another jar of the Antique Gold and a jar of the Rose Gold - everything in the house is getting the treatment!
The buffing cloth exceeded my expectation; hence is a very good buy
I’ve had successful results using this product.
I would recommend using it.
Using the soft wire wool with my home-made beeswax polish and getting great results. Thanks too for the seeds and the personal touch.
The advise I got from Simon supporting us in bringing back my Grandmothers 120 year old Chest of Drawers was fabulous and helped so much.
Then when the Rose Gold Beeswax, buffing cloth and wire wool cloth arrived I was blown away. Beautifully packaged with such attention to detail. I felt like I had received the Crown Jewels of Beeswax.
Then came putting it on! After Simon's advise it was easy and I am utterly thrilled with the end result.
I am now raving about Gilboy's to everyone. Yes, it really is the best.
Such beautiful polish and it has done wonders in reviving any furniture I have used it on. I am so glad to have found Gilboy's - the best polish around!
As usual, my order was fulfilled swiftly. The guys still maintaining fabulous customer service with their great products and beautiful packaging. Makes polishing furniture a pleasure!
The starter kit arrived very quickly and was beautifully presented. I've only used the pure gold one so far; it is easy to apply using the supplied buffing cloth and buffs up great. There was a lovely personal 'thank you' note in the box - a nice touch. Really pleased with the product.
Soft buffing cloth for applying and polishing the wax. Came nicely folded and packaged in brown paper bags.
We were so pleased with our kit from Gilboy’s. Delivery was excellent,came within 2 days of ordering. After watching a YouTube video it was easy to apply and the results are stunning. As well as a lovely smell in the house the furniture looks like new. Would highly recommend
A very nice polish, gives a beautiful smooth even finish with a nice gloss. I can see the improvement over previous polishing even after the first application. Supplied in an airtight jar with a compression seal so should keep well for years. Nicely packed and presented too. Delivered quickly. Recommended.
Excellent product. Enjoyed the videos so thought it was worth trying out.
Well packaged with attention to detail and arrived in quick time. The company obviously want to aim to please. Would be happy to buy more products .
Looking forward to using the product; if it is as good as the packaging it came in the results should be fantastic!
I have barely started using the kit, but the one table top that I have had the time to polish so far is looking much better, and the application process was starightforward. I look forward to tackling other pieces of furniture soon.
Good quality and arrive the next day.
Very pleased with the results
After using my first lot up we are really impressed with this and the service from Gilboys is first class rocking horse heaven horses gleam!
Excellent product which arrived the next day,
Very pleased with the results.
Superb Product. Beautiful Finish. Excellent advice and customer service.
I needed a cloth for some work, it came beautifully packaged with such attention to detail. I am truly impressed and will be recommending Gilboys to anyone and everyone!
Well done! Keep it up.
Very well put together with personalised touch.
The polish is excellent and easy to apply with the wire wool, and easy to buff with the cloth supplied. The finish is better than anything I have used in the past and my two hundred year old furniture looks splendid.
I'm a convert to furniture wax having used spay polish for years previously. Must say this wax is amazing. Used it on several pieces of vintage dark wood furniture that had lost their lustre. This wax has brought new depth to the colour and lustre of the wood. You get what you pay for. This stuff is expensive but it really is the dogs whatsits!
I came across your website whist searching for a recipe to make polish from my own beeswax. That led me to review the rather sorry state of much of my furniture and being uncertain of the best shades, I thought the starter kit would be best in the short term. Lovely smelling polish and together with the great videos I spent a happy few hours applying polish and buffing! I still have work to do in perfecting my own recipe......
Gilboy’s polishing starter kit is exactly what I needed. It’s a very high quality product, easy to use, and it brought out the natural beauty of the wood. Shipping was extremely quick from the UK to USA, and everything arrived just as it had left Gilboy’s. I was also very surprised to see a handwritten note, and I will definitely be a customer for life.
Such a pleasure to purchase from. Kept me updated and sent me the product immediately with free postage. I will definitely. Come back to you. Thank you once again.
Very, very impressed with the product and the overall package. Excellent quality of wax polish and really appreciated the information booklet and hand written card: didn’t expect that.
Thank you all for the effort you put in.
Lachlan Mac Neil.
I'm happy with the nice high gloss achieved and in evening out some bleached portions. (color differences are due to the phone)
There use, or still is, an old saying that said " Polish so you can see your face in it ". Its a saying which it totally true of this product and with so little effort. I put the polish on one day then wipe off the next, and there's my shine ! I only need to apply the polish a couple of times a year. Well worth the money.
Buffing Cloths are perfect. Lint free and very easy to use, no heavy elbow grease required after leaving the beeswax on for 1/2hr
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.
"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. Le Parfait Clip-top 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 the Le Parfait jar because it always provides a reliable 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.