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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. ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Environmental preservation is very important to us and we make every effort to ensure our products have a minimal impact on the environment. We select our components based on quality and sustainability rather than the cheapest alternatives. We are not driven by a corporate cost-reduction ethos.

plastic free business

  • 100% Plastic-free recyclable packaging
  • Recycled cardboard and paper from FSC-approved mixed sources
  • Packing tape that is paper & cotton based with a water-based gum adhesive which can be recycled along with the cardboard boxes
  • No polypropylene-based tape. We use biodegradable raffia twine.
  • No petrochemical solvents, we use only pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
  • Reusable Le Parfait jars with a Return & Refill discount scheme
  • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume
  • Our delivery partner, Royal Mail are committed to reduce their carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 and have already added 100 fully-electric vehicles to their UK fleet

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. That is why we selected Le Parfait glass jars with their air-tight seals and clip-top lids. Who throws aways an empty Le Parfait jar? They are ultimately reusable and we'd like to encourage it.

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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1 Response

Michelle
Michelle

May 20, 2020

Recently purchased a used National Mt Airy desk. The top is sun bleached in spots, and I want to make “corrections.” I don’t know if the wood is stained cherry, or mahogany, or maple…. how do I determine this so I can purchase the correct wax? Please advise. Thanks.

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