'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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Antique Gold is a dark beeswax wood polish designed for use on dark and antique woods such as Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Elm or similar dark coloured woods and furniture. 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
    • 1.2 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
    • A complimentary box of sweet-pea seeds for you to grow as a 'Thank You' to the bees  **unfortunately this offer excludes USA due to FDA regulations
    • Return & Refill: Return your empty jar for a 25% discounted refill

Made in the UK from the highest quality natural waxes to bring out the shine and protect your furniture:

  • 100% natural ingredients
    • Humanely-harvested organic beeswax from Buckfast Abbey
    • The finest T1-grade natural carnauba wax
    • Natural myrica wax, Japan wax and berry wax
    • Pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
    • No white/mineral spirit, no toluene, no silicone or petrochemical solvents
  • Returnable Le ParfaitTM clip-top jar with air-tight seal
  • 100% Plastic-free recyclable packaging made with recycled cardboard from FSC approved sources


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 discount scheme
  • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume


  1. Use a soft cloth or very fine 0000 wire wool
  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
  4. 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.


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 187 reviews
Great service

Very easy to use and clearly much better than any product we’ve tried in the past. Really impressed and we will be regular customers.


I have made polishing the household antique mahogany furniture and brass fixtures a “Covid project”. The wax is producing the results expected having studied the Gilboy’s web site and videos posted to YouTube. I am pleased with the results. The largest piece of the project is a 5-leaf Regency dining table in the style of Gillows having an Imperial action circa 1825. I recently purchased this table in extremely neglected condition at auction. One end is badly sun-faded. It belonged to several generations of one family but was never maintained or cared for by the last family members to own it.. So far I have completed work on the underneath of one end section. The tapered, reeded legs now look stunning compared to their sorry sight in an auction room. Now I will work on the underneath of the other end section before starting work on the table top. I find that where panels to cupboards have become dull and flat, it can take at least three coats of wax spaced 5 days apart to restore depth and richness to the polished surface. One property of the wax that stands out is that it truly hardens after buffing — no smearing or streaking. I will say, that over 60 years, this is by far the best wax I have used. Congratulations on a first-rate product!

Proving the best

This is my second order from Gilboys. I have continued to be utterly impressed by their quality wax, customer service (they even give you seeds to plant with each order to maintain the bee population) and the excellent results achieved with the simple steps required to bring something wooden back to life. Simply the best on the market.

Gilboy’s Antique Gold Wax

Hi Simon and many thanks for your email.

Unfortunately the wax hasn’t arrived yet but no worries, I fully appreciate that the current is causing a few glitches for all of us :)

Having seen all of the YouTube videos that you do, I know that the results will be absolutely superb. I’ll definitely send some before and after pictures of the work and I’m looking forward to ordering more materials from you soon.

Again, many thanks and kind regards,

Jamie :)


The wax arrived about two minutes after I replied to your first email so my apologies to you. I've just finished putting a first layer on as we speak and it's transformed the card table I'm working on! Absolutely over the moon with it :)

I'll get another layer on tomorrow and send some pictures if that's ok?

Again, many thanks for everything. The time and care taken with everything from ordering to receiving and then the follow up is beyond outstanding. You have a customer for life! Looking forward to ordering again soon.

Warmest regards,

Jamie :)

Amazing service & product

I had got in touch about my table via email and Simon helped me for the whole process giving me step by step instructions to restore my oak table. The product arrived beautifully packaged with a hand written note. It has been the best customer service I have ever experienced and would highly recommend.

Great discovery!

Unbeatable quality - truly great product


Great product! Leaves a nice gloss shine on antique furniture. Erases marks that could not be removed with other waxes


I was really pleased with this wax and will definitely be buying again in the future. Excellent service and beautifully presented - it felt like I had received a present!


This is an excellent product and does exactly what is says on the tin
My furniture is like new again

First Project Completed

During lockdown I was fortunate enough to keep myself busy in the Garage by revitalising 4 Charis bought back in the 50's by my parents.
Following the expert tutorials from Gilboy's web site I purchased the Antique Bees Wax Kit,
After I had completed the preparation I proceeded to apply the Antique Bees Was as guided. It easy to apply and after a good buff the chairs look fantastic and are now pride of place in my home.
A very good product that I will definitely use again.