'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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


A dark beeswax wood polish designed for use on antique woods. Made in the UK. 


This beeswax polishing kit contains everything you need to polish and protect the finish of your wood furniture:

  • 125ml jar of Gilboys 'antique gold' beeswax furniture polish (will cover approximately 12m² or five to six standard size dining tables)
  • 1.4 metres of our antique restorers' recommended oil-free '0000' grade ultra-soft wire wool for easier application
  • 2 large lengths of our antique restorers' recommended open-weave 100% cotton polishing cloth for streak-free buffing
  • A colour-matched 'Gilded bee' pure Dartmoor beeswax scratch repair block for repairing scratches and dents before polishing
  • Complimentary organic sunflower seeds for you to grow as a 'Thank You' to the bees
  • Return & Refill: (UK) Return your empty jar for a 20% discounted refill 


  • A single 125ml jar will cover approximately 12m² or 5-6 standard size dining tables
  • 1L will cover approximately 96-100m² or 40-48 standard size dining tables
    Made in the UK from the highest quality natural waxes:
    • Humanely-harvested beeswax from local hives
    • Carnauba Wax
    • Myrica Wax
    • Japan Wax
    • Berry Wax


      Our commitment to preserving the natural beauty of your wooden furniture has led us to improve our beeswax polish formula by incorporating a UV absorber. This addition has been scientifically proven to significantly lessen the harmful effects of UV radiation from direct sunlight on wooden surfaces.

      By integrating a UV absorber into our trusted beeswax polish formula, we provide additional protection that absorbs even more of the harmful UV rays before they can damage the wood or its finish. This advanced protection is especially crucial for pieces exposed to direct sunlight, helping to greatly reduce discolouration and extend the life of your furniture.

      While it does not block all UV rays entirely, it acts as a crucial additional barrier, extending the life of your furniture and keeping its colour and finish vibrant.


      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 ingredients based on quality and sustainability rather than the cheapest alternatives
      • No Toluene, No silicone, No petrochemical solvents
      • 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.
        • Reusable Le Parfait jars with a Return & Refill discount scheme (UK only)
        • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume


          • Use a soft cloth or very fine 0000 wire wool
          • 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
          • Allow the wax to harden for 20-30 minutes
          • 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 and 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 cheap 1 inch trimmed paint 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 20 to 30 minutes later with the soft shoe brush and buffing cloth.

            Customer Reviews

            Based on 413 reviews
            alan thornton (Haywards Heath, GB)
            very difficult to use

            unless I did something wrong here I found this wax was difficult to apply being quite hard despite some 20 degrees.
            I used a soft cloth but could not get much wax on it and when I did it was again difficult to apply onto my Wooden clock, then my table and display unit. I applied it in circular motions some 150 mm diameter, I left it for 30 mins but found it would not then rub off, I was again using a new clean soft cloth so left it for one hour but no different and it looked horrible.
            My wife went mad then got some polish oil and after considerable rubbing got rid of 80-% and so I have put your Jar back in its box. If you can tell me what I did wrong let me know.

            Gary G
            Excellent polish


            Harry (Lewes, GB)
            Quality products, beautiful presentation and extraordinary service

            I emailed Gilboys because I didn’t know what to with my much abused Georgian staircase handrail. Simon replied almost immediately with detailed information. I bought some wax which arrived promptly in the most stunning packaging. The wax itself is a real joy to use - the finish that emerges when buffing is so satisfying that is was easy to get my kids to help. I’m now dreaming up new projects so I can try different products.

            Robert (Midhurst, GB)
            Use this to give tired furniture a fresh look

            Excellent product that lived up to my expectations

            Doug Stackhouse (Torquay, GB)

            What a brilliant, traditional eco-friendly business! I was given friendly, helpful advice followed by a personal, speedy, efficient service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gilboy's

            Mick Nottinghamshire (Prescot, GB)
            Waxing lyrical

            Brilliant service, brilliant product, brilliant finish.

            mrs Christina Stratton (Saffron Walden, GB)
            Eco friendly product

            So pleased with this product. A wonderful polish that smells beautiful. Thankyou.

            MC (Dunfermline, GB)

            The polish has a soft texture so is easy to use. When applied it stays soft so is easy to work with - waxing the dining table doesn't feel like a gym session!! Superior (by far) to other brands I have tried. The finish is excellent and durable.

            Gail (Stourport-on-Severn, GB)
            Brilliant Product

            Instant rejuvenation with very little effort. Have already recommended the beeswax polish to friends. Great discovery.

            justin anderson (Norwich, GB)
            Five Star Product and Service

            Absolutely fantastic for my Chippendale commode and Grandfather clock …… justin anderson