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I have an oak table I had stripped and sanded back and although I had got it the right colour I couldn’t get the right sheen and finish. This has done the job, it also smells fantastic.
Also used on antique fruitwood table, which has never looked so good!
We happened upon this company on You tube where the owner, Simon, has an excellent range of films explaining how to restore different types of wood & furniture. We contacted the company for advice and received the most excellent personal reply with detailed instructions about the whole process. At no point did the company give us the hard sell, they just suggested we use their wax to finish off the job.
We bought the recommended strippers and sealants from a hardware shop and ordered Rose Gold polishing wax from Gilboys.
WE HAVE NEVER RECEIVED SUCH A BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED product from ANY company. It was a joy!
The polishing wax arrived in a smart box with a hand written note. It was in a traditional recyclable jar with beautifully presented wire wool and cotton dusters, a stunning little block of solid beeswax to fill holes, cracks etc, decorated with a GILDED bee ... a thing of beauty.. AND a tiny box containing sweet pea seeds to encourage bees in your garden.
In addition to this, when you return the recyclable jar Gilboys gives a discount on your next order, and to make things easier they include an addressed label.
We genuinely think this one of the most thoughtful, professional companies we have ever encountered and urge anyone interested in caring for or restoring wooden furniture to consider Gilboys and follow Simon on You tube.
Excellent results from an excellent product
I’ve used so many wax polishes over the years, and the results have been ‘okay’ but nothing I’ve ever been too enamoured with. After discovering Gilboys via YouTube, I was not only so impressed with the detailed and informative videos, but that’s where I discovered the wax! It’s so nice to work with and will now be the only one I use. Fab! Thank you 💋.
Dear Simon iv not used the wax yet as still decorating. Iv watched a load of your videos to gain as much tips as I can. Will probably be ready to have a go in about three weeks. Nervous |I am as this is a family table passed down the generations. I will email you once the job is done and as im of an age that is not tec savy il try to take some pics for you. Please say thank you to Jo who wrapped up everything ever so nicely and a little note as well il email you once done all the best and stay safe Huw Owens.
So good to be able to see the beauty of our wooden furniture looking great after being treated with Gilboys pure gold. Will take a while to do all our pieces of furniture, that’s why I bought a litre tin, but it will be well worth the time it takes. I love the silky smooth feeling after the wax has been buffed to a gentle sheen.
I love these beeswax polishes so much, I actually want to buy more furniture to use them.
I bought the starter kit for my first project, the chair I bought had a nasty orange varnish on it, I’m delighted with the result even though it’s not yet upholstered. I really loved the gesture for the bees. 💛
If only all companies were like Gilboys. Prompt posting, great packaging, lovely personal touches, and a BRILLIANT PRODUCT that brings out the best in our wood and fills the house with heavenly scent. And you can recycle your pots and get money off next purchase. What's not to like. THANK YOU.
I was feeling somewhat dissatisfied at my my French Polishing, Varnishing, Liberon Black Bison etc etc efforts when I happened upon a Gilboy's You Tube Tutorial. In this tutorial a rather thick set French Polisher took a sun damaged piano lid, split it into four parts using masking tape and used different techniques to demonstrate different finishes. The end result was jaw dropping, I then went on to watch Simon's tutorial on restoring a child's rocking chair along with several others. I placed my order for antique gold after watching these amazing tutorials. I would truly love to know what French Polish that French Polisher used to get hose results on the piano lid, I have tried Liberon Special Pale French Polish which isn't bad but would love to achieve the lustre this thick set French Polisher achieved on that Piano Lid. The antique gold I used on my American Walnut not only gave a beautiful finish, the touch and smoothness of of the finish was truly remarkable.
The package I received through the post was unusual to say the least. The whole package was like a birthday or Christmas gift, not the sort of thing you unpack and discard. The sweet pea seeds were a nice touch, the beautifully wrapped antique gold bees wax was also very welcome, the open weave polishing cloth and 0000 steel wool completed the kit. You have everything you need here to get brilliant results. The price? you cannot put a price on this sort of thing, do it once and it's done, beautifully done. Thank you Simon, and the thick set French Polisher who put me right where I wanted to be.
We applied the wax to several Georgian pieces of furniture that had been previously waxed before they came into our possession, the result was a considerable improvement with beautiful enriched tones and shine to 18th century wood and veneers . Thoroughly recommend this product.
I have used the kit so far to renovate a coffee table and rocking chair. There were quite a number of dents and scratches which I used the beeswax repair stick on. This worked really well for smaller scratches and dents and improved a deep, wide scratch on the top of the coffee table considerably. The beeswax polish was easy to apply and the results after just one coat were magical! I gave the rocking chair a second coat of the beeswax polish and am extremely pleased with the results. Very satisfying! I have plenty of polish left and my next projects are a wooden chest and another coffee table.
The products are gorgeous, top quality and so beautifully presented! The attention and care are obvious - I was just blown away. Simon gave me step by step instructions and links to tutorial videos. I used the antique gold wax and beeswax cubes on the table and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Next step is to fix the hinges! HUGE Gilboy's fan here in California.
Wish I’d found this years ago, have been in nearly every room in my home feeding all the dry starving wooden furniture and it’s looking so much better with a lovely mellow shine to it now that makes you want to touch it. So many years of cheap furniture polish had left it dull and lifeless looking, now it looks like it should do. So glad I found this especially as it’s all natural, many thanks.
Beautiful packaging and love the fact the glass jar can be returned for a refill. The sweetpea seeds are an added bonus too. I have only tried on a small patch of our leather sofa, so far and all seems good. I did have to buff it off the next day as it seems a little sticky, but maybe I used too much. It has brought up the natural look beautifully and looks much less dry. Have to pick a time when I can keep the cat off to do the rest!
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