0000 Steel Wool, Ultra-Soft, Oil-Free

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  • Ultra-Soft '0000' Grade Steel Wire Wool
  • Oil-Free
  • Ideal for evenly applying wax polish
  • Removes surface dirt and dust
  • 1x120cm 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 47 reviews
Will West (Milton Keynes, GB)
Wire wool

Lovely and soft wool

Fiona Gardiner (Glenrothes, GB)
Excellent customer service

Like most people I have ordered online often during the last year. The customer service, communication and product quality from Gilboys has been, without question, the best! If only every company valued their customers this way the world would be a happier place. My table thanks you too.

Steven Callow (Chapel en le Frith, GB)

Great service and the wool did just what I needed it to.

William Fairchild (Uxbridge, GB)
Excellent product

Good value, plus tips on how best to use. Great service.

John Sipich (Chicago, US)
Worked exactly as described!

I highly recommend Gilboy’s products!

Bill Bridle (Sherborne, GB)
Part of the overall package

As part of the overall purchasing experience the wire wool did not disappoint. I bought pure gold, wire wool and sought advice. All performed to the highest standard. If I had been buying the wire wool as a single item I would judge it to be an excellent product but expensive for the quantity received. I had just enough to do the item of furniture that was my project.

Michael Budnyj (Fareham, GB)
Excellent service

Prompt shipping, nicely packaged and very good product. Refreshingly positive experience as though a relation was sending you a gift

dave wibberley (Liverpool, GB)
wax and wire wool

Beautiful packaging, personalised note, some seeds and the jar of excellent wax with the very good wire wool. Exactly what I paid for. Quality and service :)

Eileen Newbold (Wallasey, GB)
More outstanding service.

The excellent wool was promptly dispatched, along with the added complimentary box of seeds. A small touch but adds so much. Thank you again. Eileen

M. Evans (Pontypool, GB)

When your beautifully presented box arrived i thought WOW, opening it was such a pleasure my order of the Rose Gold Wax and the 000 Wire Wool were most beautifully packed. I loved the literature you provided and if i thought that was awesome your product knocks spots of others i have tried in the past years. It is easy to apply and yes wait no longer that 30 mins and don't over apply, a little goes a long way. Whoever reads this please believe my furniture looks so shiny and loved. And you made it all so personal and special. You love your product and so do I. Thank you