'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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"I’m not just saying it, but your waxes are superb"
- Drew Pritchard (Salvage Hunters)


A dark beeswax wood polish designed for use on antique woods. 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 (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 


  • 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


      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 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


          • 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 425 reviews
            Peter Knight

            Finally found the right wax for my needs thanks to expert advice and help from my local suppliers. The help I got cannot be received on line and thank goodness for a local supplier. For all your wax needs look no further. Really impressed with the service from two sincere and honest gentlemen.
            Thank you for good old fashioned service.
            Best wishes to you both for the future.
            Peter Knight

            John Edwards
            Sheer NATURALquality

            A natural quality product that delivers a natural quality finish. You can not replicate natural quality.... you either have or you don't... and Gilboy's Antique wax certainly has it

            David Ramsay (London, GB)
            Packaging and service are first rate

            A very well packaged and delivered product. Not sure about the seeds etc. a

            I would have been happy with simple packaging and a web address for instructions especially if the product was more affordable….. it’s the high quality polish I am after. It is pricey but I bought for the formula as it looks top notch.

            I have yet to use as waiting for the liberon wax and polish remover for a full refresh on my GIII mahogany CODs which need some TLC.

            Good to have a cottage industry supplier focussed on quality product.

            Will update upon use.

            James Watson (Greenwich, GB)

            Perfect did the job on an old school teacher desk which now looks amazing. Followed the YouTube video and now got the bug of restoring old furniture - thank uou


            As a cabinet maker, these products are wonderful. The service is great and the unboxing experience was perfect personal note and sunflower seeds! Extra special.

            Laura Chevis (Banbury, GB)
            Worth the price

            Having used this wax religiously for 2 years I decided to buy a big tin. Such easy wax to use and gives a good shine after just one use. Works amazingly and I recommend it all to my clients too.

            Richard Knight (Limassol, CY)
            Just the job!

            Followed Simon's instructions and achieved the lovely shine on my sadly neglected kist. Easy to apply with the superfine steel wool and buffed up nicely. Based on my result I would certainly recommend this beeswax polish. Thanks Simon.

            Peter Bayer (Columbus, US)

            To date, I have used the wax on 6 18th century Antique pieces with great results.

            Jenny Hudson
            Fantastic stuff

            I highly recommend Gilboys beeswax polishes. They do such a great job. I recently used it on a 17th century dark wood buffet and it has come up lovely. Their honey is great too.

            H Cooper (Ross on Wye, GB)
            Great products

            Fantastic products, in particular the hard wax oil. Far superior to others I have tried. And Simon's videos have been invaluable.