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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.
I was initially unsure about committing myself to the full kit; it is not a cheap item. A large G&T convinced me that I really should treat myself!
The outside parcel is a strong corrugated box that protects the contents. But the main presentation box... Oh my! The instant reaction is that this has been prepared and wrapped with more thought than the majority of Christmas gifts. The thoughtful, handwritten card is the first item to grab your attention, and then onto all the various parts within the box.
I'm a practical chap, and packaging is usually discarded, or consigned to the loft; not in this case however.
The waxes certainly live up to the claims. Follow the instructions, and they bring wood back to life. I bought the waxes as I renovate clocks as a hobby, and the cases are often tired, and lacklustre. The results are amazing, and the wonderful residual aroma of the wax adds to the finish. For what you can achieve with the Gilboy's waxes, they are in fact, extremely good value. Thank you so much!
Love the wax, quality product with a great finish, probably not as instant a transformation as on the videos on You Tube, but never the less, a cut above your average polish available.
Following the purchase of a Victorian Pembroke Table need a good wax to clean and polish this item did both, fantastic, looks expensive but worth every penny
Just received buffing cloth high quality material a pleasure use Thanks.
I sent it as a gift and haven't personally seen it but the receiver of the gift has expressed that they are very happy with the kit.
this is a very good furniture polish just used on elm chair exellent results.
Fantastic product. Can’t recommend it enough. My old oak table that was looking tired with age and general wear and tear, looks better than it did when I bought it! Chuffed to bits.
Great company, to miles beyond what’s needed, fab service
I have been researching your Beeswax polish and others. Your product has awesome reviews! I would love to try your product, however, I hesitate because of the unknown cost of international customs, tariffs, plus the cost of product. I recently bought an old cherry wood table and chairs, I need to repair many scratches. The table top has a very shiny hard coating, not sure what to do about that. Any suggestions?
I love DIY projects. I may try making my own beeswax polish knowing full well that it will not meet your standards, but hoping for a good enough result.
Sorry lads! Not used it yet. Ask again in couple of weeks
A fantastic product I have been using it on an oak bed,made. In 1530 very elaborate carvings. Could you tell me the best way to apply the wax and what I should use as an applicator please. I have buffing brushes to polish that purchased on the web. Thank you and will re order as soon as I have your reply.thanking you kind regards Pete
Worked like its supposed to. Thanks
Absolutely great! It has transformed my oak coffer and it’s so good to know that only top quality natural ingredients are used. Smells lovely too!
I'm a violin player and that means that I need to double check before I put anything on my over-a-thousand dollar instrument. Usually I'd settle for no polish of any kind to my instrument but in this case, the violin was in need of a yearly touch up. The polish itself was hands-down the best smelling polish I've ever smelled. once applied, it does not leave an oily or waxy feel/residue which was a big worry for me being a first time buyer from Gilboy's. The polish is a nice yellow beeswax color and can be easily picked up with a cloth or even your fingers from out of the jar. The end results left me stunned! It was like applying a clear coat on the wood! it gleams and shines so nicely. And again, it doesn't leave any nasty residue left over! The customer service from this company is phenomenal and I was surprised to find that the total for my purchase was less than expected seeing as I like in California. If you have any doubts about them I suggest you research their products further and see if its right for you. If you play violin or any other wooden instrument I highly suggest Gilboy's Gold. You can't go wrong. Heres a link: https://beeswax-polish.co.uk/blogs/waxing-lyrical/the-best-polish-for-musical-instrument-care
Ordered wax from Gilboys! Unsure of what to use to apply it! Emailed Gilboys! Received link to soft wire wool within 10 minutes! Ordered it! Job done! Ace customer service and a great product! Thanks boys! x
The Pure Gold wax is amazing, my daughter is moving into her first home very soon and she purchased a "pre-loved" antique pine family dining table and chairs, which when new, was bespoke for the original owner. Although the table had a few dents and scratches I followed the video guide, which was excellent and using the Beeswax repair kit the table has come up a treat and brought life back to the table top! I used a combination of all 3 cubes to great effect and my daughter couldn't tell where I had filled in the dents or remember where they had been! Which was very satisfying, as I've never done anything like this before. Following wax application I left it over night and polished the table up the next day, it looks wonderful. The products are fabulous and the attention to detail with the hand gilded Bee on the scratch repair cubes gives that finishing touch, and shows how passionate you are about your products. The Gilboy Beeswax gives you a real sense of putting a little bit of nature back into the wood. What a thoughtful touch to include the Sweet Pea seeds, I will look forward to seeing them grow later in the summer! I will definately be ordering more supplies as I need them, as I'm on the look out for another project to restore back to it's full glory!
I have collected antique furniture since my childhood as a member of my family was an antiques dealer, and it formed part of my early life. Over the years I have used a number of pure beeswax polishes for maintaining my large collection of furniture. In 2017 I discovered Gilboys polish, and I bought a small amount to test it on a piece of Rosewood furniture that needed to be revived. It immediately left the furniture with a deep natural shine that enhanced the patina of the wood. I have also used Gilboys polish on my large collection of antique bronzes as well, as it also enhances the patina that bronzes develop over time. I have recently purchased a litre tin of the polish which represents very good value for money for such a high quality product.
It is simply the best polish I know, and I have recommended it to my friends many of whom are antiques dealers.
Really worked and rejuvenated what was a dulled finish on an old oak chair.
The packaging and presentation of your Polishing Kit was amazing, so professional and classy. As far as the product is concerned I still have not had a chance to try it out but will be doing so shortly. Thanks for the opportunity to test this.
For over 35 years i have waxed my traditional Ercol and matching stained furniture but have never been able to purchase a top quality natural, beeswax product that is dedicated to the darker furniture. Ercol themselves only made a natural colour beeswax which has been unavailable for years. I intend to keep using this product henceforth and keep my wood furniture in tip top condition.
Product was well wrapped during delivery and the presentation box and its' contents are classy. I am loathe to put it in a cupboard!!
If you have any nice wood furniture then these polishes are a must.
Very good with excellent customer service!
Excellent service and so far a very good product. Easy to apply and not as dark as some of the coloured waxes on the market. Good all round reviver for wood! Would recommend and repurchase.
This is certainly the best wood polish I have ever used. Superb quality, furniture comes up brilliantly. Plus the beeswax in it gives it a wonderful smell. Great customer service too.
I received the polish in its splendid packaging and thought if the polish is as good as the packaging there was great promise. The sweetpeas received immediate attention and I am pleased to report 100% germination, something to look forward to next year. Now the polish. I have a mahogany drop leaf table that I had polished with another antique polish but had found it difficult to use and spread. Your polish was a different story as following you "how to " clip I was able to get a very good result and a great improvement on my previous attempt. I am impressed with the polish and there are other pieces of furniture awaiting treatment.
"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.
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