'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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

  • BRINGS OLD FURNITURE BACK TO LIFE
  • PRESERVES THE FINISH OF ANTIQUE WOOD
  • REVIVES AND PROTECTS ALL TYPES OF WOOD FINISHES

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 

COVERAGE

  • 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

      IMPROVED UV PROTECTION

      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 RESPONSIBILITY

      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

          HOW TO POLISH WITH BEESWAX

          • 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 398 reviews
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            Guy (Southwark, GB)
            Good stuff

            Very high quality Polish very happy with the results!

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            Alice

            Fabulous

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            Lynda Chambers (York, GB)
            Like new

            An absolute pleasure to use- the results are amazing.

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            Julie Anne Weir (Bishop Auckland, GB)
            Antique gold polish

            Haven’t used it yet as we’re doing some decorating..but very happy with delivery and products are as I expected. 😊👍

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            R Connor (Littlehampton, GB)
            Expensive , but worth it!

            This must be the most expensive polish going, but its my second jar and definitely worth it. A little goes a long way and the results are worth it.
            This is a hat stand I restored recently - bought from an auction with bits missing and in a sad state of repair. I used wire wool with a mix of linseed oil, vinegar and meths to strip off old dirt and wax, steamed joints tight again and got new bits made to replace the missing bits. Then I polished it with more 0000 wire wool and Gilboys wax to give a lovely finished sheen. It has been much admired. Sorry, no before photos!

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            Scott (Buckfastleigh, GB)
            Polish with the best.

            The antique gold polish is easy to apply, use the wire wool as in direction/ with the grain, leave for say 30 mins and buff off. Superb finish achieved on black Ash with heavy pronounced grain. Delighted.

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            Christopher Kelly (Bideford, GB)
            I couldn’t be happier

            Great product great support

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            Samantha (Gillingham, GB)
            Started as an interest, now a habit

            Thought I would have a go at freshening up a box I own, now, can’t stop polishing! The box has a lovely shine, which it has lacked since I purchased it. Now moved on to cabinet, table legs, coffee table! Love this product, it has a wonderful scent too. The sitting room now done, on to the rest of the house.

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            Anthony Jones (Bridgwater, GB)
            antique gold wax

            I have been using the well known large commercial waxes for the last 23 years on a "wax on wax off" basis for antique furniture restoration.
            This wax is by far the most expensive--but it is also,by a long way the best.It is very economical and easy to apply just follow the instructions.
            It does not print and gives a lovely rich lustre without a glossy finish.
            I have delayed writing a review in order that I could try it on various projects .
            Will I be buying the others in the range?
            Most definitely.

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            M Set (Ilford, GB)
            Wax lyrical

            Beautiful packaging, instructions and free sunflower seeds too. Most importantly the dark wax made my turning tools look and feel amazing. Looking forward to trying it out on applying to my T-material pot after it’s fired.