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

  • Ultra-Soft '0000' Grade Steel Wool
  • Oil-Free
  • 1x120cm length


Type: Polishing Accessories

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

using wire wool to apply beeswax polish

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


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
  • 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
  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Excellent service as before

Due to illness in the family I haven't been able to use the product sent yet.
I'm sure these products will be as good as all of the other Gilboys products thanks .


I felt like I was feeding my eight Georgian era chairs.
Shiny and healthy was the result. The large polishing cloth is a must

Happy Customer

I’m a complete beginner when it comes to treating furniture. The website is helpful for deciding what to get, and once ordered the polish and wire wool arrived promptly, and the online instructins helpful.

Lovely quality

Lovely quality wax which enhanced my rosewood dining table
Recommended to my friends and would buy again

So good I bought it again.

Very good product and the best I have used. I would like to buy it in bigger quantities thought rather than multiples of a relatively small amount.

Hi Fred. Thank you for your very kind review. Please email us with the quantities you would like and we will happily make up a special order for you. Kind regards Simon
France polishing job

first of all very professional company good advice skills. about the products very very good products easy to apply especially the waxes on other i will recommend there products and services to any one. Dobson decorating. Leicester

Excellent Service

I have recently bought some accessory items from Gilboy's and to say the service is exceptional would be a vast understatement. Again, there was a handwritten card and thanking me for another order, (this is unheard of with other companies) and it is handwritten and not just printed, and moth sweet pea seeds to propagate. I cannot say how customer focused Gilboy's are and go that extra mile as part of their ethos. The items themselves are good value (wire wool and buffing cloths) and great products and each item is individually packed, again not seen anymore apart from here. Thank you ever so much for you attention to detail and great products, I will be buying more from Gilboy's as and when needed. Oh, and Simon Gilboy's is very generous with his knowledge too.

Best ever

I’ve used a few, both sides of the pond...this is far and away the best “wire wool” ever. Got some extra as a gift for a friend restoring metals, too.

Wire wool

I debated whether I should purchase your wire wool or not, having been using using an 'Extra Fine' steel wool grade 0000 obtained from a local bulders merchant. However, I decided to add it to my order for wax as it is the product that you use. A good decision, as I found that your steel wool is significantly finer and softer than what I had been using and I feel much less nervous about using it to apply your wax than the coarser material, although it is nominally the same.

Thank you for the great review Will. Similarly with our buffing cloths, it has taken us years of experience in our restoration workshops to be able to confidently recommend and supply this wire wool. I'm glad you put your trust in our expertise and are now reaping the rewards. Kindest regards, Simon
Just right

Using the soft wire wool with my home-made beeswax polish and getting great results. Thanks too for the seeds and the personal touch.

Alison, Thank you. -Simon