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Polishing with Beeswax Starter Kit (3x80ml)



polishing with beeswax starter kit

Everything you need to start polishing your furniture like a professional with the best beeswax polish:

  • 'pure gold' for use on light coloured woods such as Ash, Beech, Maple, Light Oak and Pine
  • 'rose gold' for use on rose coloured woods such as Rosewood, Light Mahogany, Cherry and Honey Oak
  • 'antique gold' for use on dark coloured woods such as Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, and Elm
  • Our antique restorers' recommended ultra-soft '0000'-grade oil-free wire wool that cleans the surface as it applies the wax polish
  • Our antique restorers' recommended open-weave 100% cotton polishing cloth for easier buffing without streaks
  • A complimentary box of sweet pea seeds for you to plant and grow as a special 'Thank You' to the hard-working bees

Perfect if you have one prize piece of wooden furniture or have two or three pieces of different types of wood. We have ensured there is enough in each tin to cover a single piece of furniture (depending on the absorption rate of the wood) such as dining table, gate-leg table, bureau, chest of drawers, or four to six dining chairs.

Ideal for anyone who would like to polish a single piece of furniture but may be unsure which shade to buy. 

If you would like to try your hand at beeswax polishing using the products professional restorers use, this kit is a great starting point.

Our beeswax furniture polish is made in the UK from the highest quality natural waxes we can source and is specially formulated to bring old furniture back to life:

100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS

  • The best triple-filtered beeswax, organically farmed and humanely harvested by the world renowned beekeepers at Buckfast Abbey
  • The finest natural T1-grade carnauba wax for longer lasting protection
  • The finest natural myrica, Japan and berry waxes we can source
  • Blended with nothing but pure pine gum spirits of turpentine in the traditional way
  • No white (mineral) spirits, No toluene, No aggressive petrochemical solvents and definitely NO SILICONE

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

plastic free packaging

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
  • 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

HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS FROM YOUR BEESWAX POLISH

HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS WITH BEESWAX WOOD POLISH

 

HOW TO POLISH WITH BEESWAX

  1. For best results use our ultra-soft 0000-grade oil-free wire wool to apply the polish
  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 (15-20 minutes in temperate climates)
  4. Use our open-weave pure cotton buffing cloth to buff the wax with ease and without leaving streaks

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 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 when completely dry with a soft shoe brush and buffing cloth.

Customer Reviews

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Attention to detail

Great to get my starter kit arrive quickly and also with a nice letter thanking me fo my order and a booklet explaining about all the waxes and tips on how to use them, quality products.

Thanks Michael. I hope you enjoy using them. Best wishes Simon
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Great!

Excellent product and well packed.

Thank you.
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C.P.
Speechless!

I'm just a bit speechless actually.
The box arrived in very good time ... it was beautiful - clearly so much care and thought went into its design and production.
The personalised note from Emma ... lovely to feel that Gilboy's were treating me as a special customer.
The contents! The wonderful waxes in their jars, the cloth, the repair cubes in their cute packaging, the seeds, the booklet - speechless!
Thank you for the kit: excellent and outstanding and much appreciated.
The only problem now is to temper my enthusiasm to make sure I use everything properly!
And for that, the videos are really helpful.
Yours sincerely,
Clive Price

Hi Clive. Thank you for your very kind review. Our company aim is to exceed expectations on all levels. Right from the very moment you receive our polish. I hope you continue to have success with our business. with very best wishes Simon
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Bravo

When I placed my order from Canada, I certainly appreciated the free shipping, but expected it to take an eternity to be delivered. To my surprise, I received my order in just a matter of days. What surprised me even more was attention to detail and care that went into the packaging. The hand written note from the Gilboys thanking me for my order and wishing me well with my furniture polishing, felt like receiving a note from a long time friend. The wax itself has transformed my dingy-looking furniture into statement pieced. Very easy to use, made fool-proof thanks to the well-designed instructions and application tips. A natural product too ... unlike other waxes, Gilboys smells non-toxic and didn't trigger any of many allergies. Many thanks to Gilboys: 5+ stars for sure. You have exceeded my every expectation.

Daniel - Ottawa, Canada

Hi Daniel. Thank you for your kind review. We have tried our very best to ensure 'YOU' our customer, has the very best experience with our polishes and that includes how it is presented to you, the materials we use to package it and how fast we can get it to you. But most importantly we want it to reflect how much care and time was taken to create the polish in the first place. Thank you. Simon
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Perfect gift

My wife had been dropping some not so subtle hints about wanting this starter kit. She was ecstatic to get one for valentines day and is now polishing any nice piece of furniture we have!
Really great product, good packaging and information included. Looking forward to planting the seeds once the weather improves.

Wow, I hope you gave her some flowers as well, Thank you for your kind review. Now is the time to sow your sweet pea seeds. We have just launched a short video on our YouTube channel demonstrating how we do it.. Best wishes Simon
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c.c.
Fantastic company and products

Ordered the beeswax starter kit it arrived promptly and was beautifully packaged with handwritten notes. When we buy online often the service feels impersonal but the inclusion of the note plus the sweet pea seeds confirms you are dealing with real people!. The product is amazing, I used it on a late 17th century walnut cabinet on stand, the stand like many is a 19th century replacement and to be honest I was considering replacing it or even painting it as the finish on the stand was so degraded and sun bleached (yes even in Scotland!). After a good polish with the Gilboys beeswax the finish has been transformed the colour and depth have been restored and the previously almost matt finish has now a good sheen. The waxes also smell lovely and of natural oils not nasty chemicals. This starter kit would be a fantastic gift for anyone that cares for their furniture. Well done Gilboys!

Hi Callum. Wow, thank you for your very kind review. Our company aim is to truly exceed our customers expectations, it is at the very heart of who we are as a business. I hope we continue to do so in the future. Your review helps confirm we are doing the right thing. Thank you. Simon Gilboy
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J.L.
The place to shop for excellent products.

Prompt delivery to US. Excellent product.

Thank you James. That's very kind of you.
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N.F.
Wax Starter Kit

What can i say, I've only used the Rose Gold from this kit so far and it truely is a supperior porduct. The personal touches really made me feel like i was supporting a Bristsh Brand to be proud of. I'm so happy with this kit I will be ordering another kit soon as a birthday gift for my Dad and Gilboys will definatly be my Wax of choice in future.

Thank you Nick. It's very kind of you. Our aim was to make the best polish we possibly could without compromise, and we meant it. Thank you. Simon
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Ercol project

Watched the YouTube video and was inspired to get the kit from Gilbys. Arrived quickly and with a hand written note and complimentary packet of sweet pea seeds I was delighted with my purchase. For the right person this would be a wonderful gift

Hi Darrell Thank you fro your kind review. We hope to be releasing a new video shortly. We also provide a personal gift wrapping service for that right person. Best wishes Simon.
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P.I.
Quality Product

Excellent product, beautifully packaged with a personal touch. Easier to use than most other premium wax finishes; doesn't leave any sticky residue. Expensive product but discount for recycling jars is a great incentive. Will re-order on that basis.