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Gorgeous Packaging

A wonderful surprise to receive a package that looks like a present! Truly beautifully presented and arranged. I have not used the product yet but have no doubt it will become a favourite.

Very happy!

Very pleased...a little polish goes a long way, buffs up to an amazing shine and has added a nice depth to an extremely weary looking 1850 washstand.

Give your furniture a new lease of life

Lovely smelling beeswax polish, easy to use and such an improvement in my pine table after dreaded silicone sprays. Strongly recommended for furniture you care about.

premium beeswax furniture polish

Very quick, efficient service. Beautifully packaged product..

Buffing Cloth

very good product

Whaaw

This is a top product !

John's Initial Review

Thank you, I collected the package on Tuesday and opened it in front of some friends from England who were staying with us. I have not yet got down to work, that will come as the nights close in but it was exciting to open the package and explore the contents. Our friends live in Talke near Taunton and may well be in touch with you on their own account; I gave them your internet details! I have a job which I am looking forward to undertaking.

Provisional Rating

I have used the polish on Ercol elm furniture (1960s vintage) and it appears OK but I had problems using the wax as instructed. It quickly went sticky and I had to use some pure turps to loosen the lumps of dark wax on the surface.
I also used it on an oak chest with water stains on the lid and it did not remove them. In fact it removed the old finish revealing a lighter colour. Fortunately I had tried it on a part of the lid which is normally covered.
I like the colour the polish has given the Ercol but my own homemade beeswax and carnauba polish is easier to use.

Hi Alan Thank you for taking time to review our polish. We really appreciate any feedback as it helps other users. It’s sounds like you may have over applied the polish a little. It is very rich in content of so a thin layer polish should be applied if there are lumps they should be removed at the time of applying. We have produced a number of videos showing how to get the best results, Please take a look at our YOUTUBE channel or our website. I am very surprised to read it removed a finish, this is highly unusual. We have never experienced a wax polish removing a finish before. Please do contact us direct as I would like to know a little bit more about your chest. We have never said that our wax polish removes all water stains. We know that in certain circumstances it does help disguise water marks and sun bleaching but it always depends on the surface it is a being applied to and how long the marks have been there. It is a wax polish created by our furniture restorers to enhance and protect furniture. Please do call the workshop and talk to us. We are all time served craftsmen who are very willing to give our time for free. Kindest Regards. Simon Gilboy
The Bees Knees

Fabulous products beautifully presented.The best

Bees

All seems excellent neatly packed and arrived quickly cannot askformore .
Will recommend your firm to friends

Sun damaged chair backs

After watching your videos, I gained the impression that your product was perfect for fading and drying caused by exposure to the sun. Unfortunately, despite applying 3 coats with thorough polishing between to one light oak chair I can see no difference between the chair treated with your product and the chair still awaiting treatment. I am very disappointed.

Hi Ken. I am sorry but you have used the wrong product. Gilboys Pure Gold is a clear colourless polish that will not help revive sun damage. When we discovered that our wax can sometimes revive faded finishes we used either Rose Gold or Antique Gold. Please give me call in the workshop and I will try to help you with your chairs. Kind regards Simon.
Seriously fabulous beeswax polish

Lovely to use and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend this beeswax polish.

Simply perfect

Best beeswax polish I've used. It smells wonderful too. Prompt delivery and delightful personal message each time. The website is also a mine of excellent information - I'll never use a spray polish again! Thank you very much Gilboy's.

New life for old furniture

Delighted to report that Gilboys beeswax polish is as good as it claims to be. Efficient delivery in secure packaging. Following the instructions the polish was easy to use and produced a lustrous finish. I’m a convert! Highly recommended. Thank you Gilboys.

Great Product, Great Company

I'm now on my second purchase of Pure Gold after purchasing some to finish an antique oak table and chairs I was restoring. The table and chairs were very rustic pieces and I was hoping Gilboys would provide a natural looking, buttery finish more suited to their character than the high gloss look of varnish. After a lot of polishing and buffing I ended up with exactly the look I was hoping for. I really think this product is amazing. I also have to give a shout-out to Gilboys staff who gave me a ton of helpful advice pre-purchase. They shipped very promptly and sent everything well packaged for the trip to Canada.

Amazing Quality!

Bought the three jar set for a friend who loves restoring wooden furniture. They lived it so much that I ordered this as they've run out of the pure gold wax.

And the sweet peas from last time are growing too!

Thank you!

Antique mahogany table

Due to its condition I had to strip the top and sand to a fine finish just started the legs with your wax, next week the top, the dark wax is very hard compared to the natural is it best to stand the wax in warm water first? John

Fantastic Product

It was the third time I’ve ordered wax from Gilboy’s and every single time the wax is fantastic. It is a truly organic product with an amazing smell and unique customer service (hand written note with each purchase). I will definitely order again.

Excellent an ace result

I used it on a rocking horse stand in oak and its brought it up to a lovely sheen and very professional without too much hard work. Just wish I'd worn gloves but that was my fault!

Inspiring piece of kit!

Delighted to find Gilboy's site and learn that they are a local firm. Bought the beeswax polish kit after watching the helpful information on-line. Arrived promptly in a handy box with a nice hand written card. Used on an old mahogany table with a scratched surface. Hard work applying the beeswax block but excellent result after removing the excess waxed adding the polish with the wire wool and lots buffing. Table looks fantastic though the surface is still quite soft and needs buffing after use. Really nice product and colour matches with a light mahogany Georgian table. Thank you.

John Conal McCrum
Northam, Devon

Super prompt

I was running out of wire wool and my order arrived amazingly speedily.

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Honey Glow

We are delighted with our dining table after Gilboy’s restoration and the use of their Pure Gold Beeswax. The honey glow of the table exudes a warmth and an invitation to sit, eat and enjoy the buzz of conversation. Additionally, the personal involvement of Simon Gilboy has been a pleasure throughout and his work, warmth and commitment is reflected in the glow of the table and the quality of his work.

High quality and well worth the money

Beautifully packaged. Both Antique Gold and Rose Gold are easy to apply and buff to a great shine. Also, I really appreciate the Gilboy's videos and have now successfully french polished two pieces of furniture using the Gilboy's video tutorial.

Excellent polish

Excellent natural beeswax polish. Easy to apply as it is very soft and buffs up to a lovely soft sheen. Purchased through the return empty original jar and received a discount off this purchase.