1. MADE IN THE UK BY TRADITIONAL FURNITURE RESTORERS
We started making our own beeswax furniture polish many years ago to compliment our furniture conservation and restoration work. Gilboy's Gold is handmade by us here at our restoration workshops in Staverton, Devon.
2. 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS
We 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 BEESWAX
Bees 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 WAX
The 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 WAX
Morella 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 TURPENTINE
As strong believers in the traditional methods of furniture restoration, we also use the traditional method of softening our waxes with pure pine turpentine.
7. AIR-TIGHT SEALS
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 containers for our own beeswax furniture polish. We even upgraded the standard seals on our clip-top jars with our own hand-cut genuine Viton non-perishable rubber seals.
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 saves our planet drowning in plastic. That is why we are offering a massive 25% discount when you send your empty jars back to us for a refill.
9. 100% RECYCLABLE PACKAGING
We 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 British garden
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