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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.
Very good product
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......
That without which there is not a good polish
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 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.....
"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.