Oil-free Soft Wire Wool

Gilboy's
Oil-free Soft Wire Wool

£4.49

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We have found that this '0000' oil-free soft wire/steel wool applies the wax very evenly and easily to the surface of the wood. The wool is very soft to touch and when used with even pressure will allow you to achieve a very professional antique finish. Not only will it apply the wax correctly but it will also remove any surface dirt and dust at the same time, this in turn, in many cases removes the need to clean the surface prior to waxing (as seen in our videos)

It is also very effective when applying wax to turned legs and feet, allowing the wax to reach in and clean old wax and dirt out whilst applying it at the same time. 

We also sometimes use this wire/steel wool to dull a surface prior to waxing and again to dull the finish to a satin finish after waxing. This gives a wonderful satin-waxed look and feel to the finish. It also feels fantastic to touch.

How to apply on flat surfaces..
When using on flat surfaces always apply the wire wool with an open flat hand with even pressure, also ensure when applying again on flat surfaces to move your hand in a straight a line as possible otherwise your arm will naturally arc at the ends creating the same arc in the finish. Please be aware that wire wool is a light abrasive and will leave very very fine scratches on the surface of the finish. We have found that this ‘oil free’ wire / steel wool applies the wax very evenly and easily to the surface of the wood.

Supplied in x1 120cm Length

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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R
R.T.
Rumaggi of the Desert

Simply, The Best —ne plus ultra.

D
D.L.
Super prompt

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

J
J.S.
Wonderful, first class service!

Wish all companies acted as promptly and professionally as Gilboy’s. Haven’t used the products as yet but I have total confidence it will do what it says on the packet! Thank you also for the little extra personal touch!

E
E.M.
Soft wire wool

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

Dear Ella. All us here in the workshop appreciate your comments. (I read every review to our restorers in the workshop so they know how much they are appreciated) I hope you continue to achieve great results. Please do contact us if you would like any further advice. Kind Regards Simon Gilboy
C
C.H.
Professional ingredient

Having found the power of Gilboys gold this wire wool is the way I was advised by Gilboys to apply it. The effect is astounding and I am so happy to have professional quality and now the knowledge, generously shared, to achieve a professional finish to my furniture at home. Thanks Gilboys

Dear Catherine. Thank you for your very kind review. When I was apprenticed in the mid 80's I was told by my mentor to always keep the secrets of polishing close to my chest. I think this so very wrong, The more people can learn and do it for themselves, is for the better. Many thanks once again. Simon Gilboy
S
S.C.G.
Excellent product

Excellent service Will make your furniture shine

Hi Sandy. Thank you. I hope your furniture continues to shine. :-)

HOW TO POLISH WITH BEESWAX

  1. Use a soft cloth or very fine 0000 wire wool
  2. With gentle pressure spread the polish evenly over the surface in the direction of the grain, being careful not to over apply and avoid any upholstered areas. Once applied the surface area should look matt in appearance
  3. Allow the pure pine turpentine to completely evaporate and the wax to harden
  4. Use a soft buffing cloth to buff the wax to a deep and lustrous shine

Weekly furniture maintenance of removing dust can be done by simply using a slightly damp cloth and drying if needed with a clean dry cloth - beeswax polish will protect the surface for a very long time.

If you have a larger surface like the side of a chest of drawers or the top of a dining table apply the beeswax more evenly by dabbing the surface all over with small amounts of polish then wipe in the direction of the grain to spread the wax evenly.

*Secret Trade Tip:

For carved relief areas such as an antique coffer, you can also apply beeswax furniture polish with a standard shoe polish brush. It makes applying the beeswax much easier and allows the polish to get right into those dusty and hard to reach areas. Buff it the next day with the soft shoe brush.

Hold on to our special reusable packaging and use it again to return your empty jar for a 25% discounted refill.

Gilboys pure gold wax polish being poured


Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
91%
(10)
9%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
R.T.
Rumaggi of the Desert

Simply, The Best —ne plus ultra.

D
D.L.
Super prompt

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

J
J.S.
Wonderful, first class service!

Wish all companies acted as promptly and professionally as Gilboy’s. Haven’t used the products as yet but I have total confidence it will do what it says on the packet! Thank you also for the little extra personal touch!

E
E.M.
Soft wire wool

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

Dear Ella. All us here in the workshop appreciate your comments. (I read every review to our restorers in the workshop so they know how much they are appreciated) I hope you continue to achieve great results. Please do contact us if you would like any further advice. Kind Regards Simon Gilboy
C
C.H.
Professional ingredient

Having found the power of Gilboys gold this wire wool is the way I was advised by Gilboys to apply it. The effect is astounding and I am so happy to have professional quality and now the knowledge, generously shared, to achieve a professional finish to my furniture at home. Thanks Gilboys

Dear Catherine. Thank you for your very kind review. When I was apprenticed in the mid 80's I was told by my mentor to always keep the secrets of polishing close to my chest. I think this so very wrong, The more people can learn and do it for themselves, is for the better. Many thanks once again. Simon Gilboy
S
S.C.G.
Excellent product

Excellent service Will make your furniture shine

Hi Sandy. Thank you. I hope your furniture continues to shine. :-)