0000 Steel Wire Wool, Ultra-Soft, Oil-Free

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"I’m not just saying it, but your waxes are superb"
- Drew Pritchard (Salvage Hunters)

  • Ultra-Soft '0000' Grade Steel Wire Wool
  • Oil-Free
  • Ideal for evenly applying wax polish
  • Removes surface dirt and dust
  • 1x140cm length

We have found that this 0000 grade steel wire 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 steel wire 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..

applying wax polish with 0000 steel wool

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 steel 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 steel wool applies the wax very evenly and easily to the surface of the wood.


Environmental preservation is very important to us and we make every effort to ensure our products have a minimal impact on the environment:

  • We are not driven by a corporate cost-reduction ethos. We select our components based on quality and sustainability rather than the cheapest alternatives
  • 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 in our polishes
  • Reusable Le Parfait jars with a Return & Refill 25% discount scheme
  • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume

Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Anthony Pengelly (Bleckede, DE)
steel wool

super now i can do work

Sian (Blackwood, GB)
Steel wool 0000

Excellent product! Thank you!!

Jackie Marchant (Huddersfield, GB)

Excellent service and well packaged. Thank you..

Laura Burden (Leyton, GB)
Great Product, great results!

I have bought several items which I have not used yet, because of ongoing work in my new home . I have watched how to use them properly & look forward to
great looking furniture.

Peter Stewart (Thornbury, GB)
Great service

Quality materials, sent with a nice personal touch

Nicola Mawson (Xanthi, GR)
Fantastic products

My husband will only use Gilboys products; as far as he is concerned they are the best, and that is the highest praise possible!. I love the fact you get packets of sun flower and poppy seeds to plant out for the bees to enjoy 🐝

Karin Heath (Walsall, GB)
Steel wool

The steel wool did the job beautiful and I will use it again on other repair jobs.

roni mizrachi (Tel Aviv, IL)

Very good product with great results

Steve Thomas (Llanelli, GB)

Quite possibly the most thoughtful small parcel I’ve ever received complete with hand written note and a packet of sunflower seeds , the oooo wire wool is amazing and I also loved the fact it was in a brown paper bag just like days gone by , I will most certainly be a returning customer

Liz (Shipston on Stour, GB)
Excellent product

Excellent product, lovely and soft ,excellent quality and ideal for my upholstery project .