'pure gold' Beeswax Furniture Polishing Kit

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The crowning glory of any furniture restoration project is the application of beeswax polish to act as an easily renewable sacrificial layer to protect the wood finish. 

Pure Gold is a long-lasting clear beeswax polish, ideal for the restoration and protection of any type of wood or furniture finish. It is especially effective at reviving old Ash, Beech, Maple, Light Oak and Pine furniture. Made in the UK.  


This beeswax polishing kit contains everything you need to restore, polish and protect the finish of your wood furniture:

  • 125ml jar of Gilboys 'pure gold' beeswax furniture polish (will cover approximately 12m² or five to six standard size dining tables)
  • 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 'Gilded bee' pure Dartmoor beeswax scratch repair cube 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 for 20-30 minutes
  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 308 reviews
Nic Daniels (Llanelli, GB)
The best there is

Gilboy’s is the best out there. I’ve quite literally tried them all, Gilboy’s is even better than Renaissance and it’s easy to get top results. Apply with extra fine wire wool. Leave to rest whilst you have a cuppa, then go back and buff. The more you buff the better the result, but it’s not about the pressure, you don’t need to rub, just buff, keeping the buffing cloth cool by shaking it out every so often. I don’t use any other wax anymore.

Sue James (Warrington, GB)
Perfect jar of wax

I have been redoing my chair as it was a dark and I wanted it to match the other furniture we have in our garden room. After watching the videos numerous times I eventually ordered the pure gold wax along with steel wool and polishing cloths. I have today just finished my chair and I could not be happier with the result. Would definitely recommend using Gilboys products to anyone. Simon replied to an email giving me advise, which was very helpful. Thank you to all the team 😊.

Alex McGregor (Glasgow, GB)
As See On Quest TV The Restorers

Seen This Product Being Used By Alex Webster Furniture Restorer Thought What A Great Wax Treatment For Wood So After Observing The Name On The Tin I Contacted The Company Direct To Purchase This Product What Can I Say Thought It Would Turn Up Wrapped In Bubbly Stuff NO Arrived In A Mint Condition Box With A Polishing Kit Everything Needed To Do The Job That Personal Touch To Detail Just Reminds You That You Are Dealing With Conscientious People That Take Pride In Their Products Old School LOL

rod sproson (Stockport, GB)
The iphone of the furniture restoration business

Steve Jobs was as passionate about the interior and the packaging of his products and it shows. Worth it for the beautiful box alone. The internet is a cold and unforgiving place but every now and again you stumble across a gem and Simon Gilboy is the epitome. Product is wonderful and should you settle for a cheaper product then you will always look at your furniture and wish you had spent the extra. What a lovely way to make a living

Jane H (Plymouth, GB)
Splendid product

Have revived Ercol table and chairs with the wonderful pure gold beeswax and definitely recommend this product - its 1st class!!

KevB (Weston-super-Mare, GB)
Gilboys Gold is an excellent product.

Good product. Restored the finish of several items of furniture rather than replacing them.

S M S Malvern (Great Malvern, GB)
One star less ...

I have just received my first Beeswax Polishing Kit from Gilboys, and it was very well presented and a pleasure to open - BUT, why oh why is the packaging so large, and ultimately wasteful? Looking at the volume of products contained, and the size of the box, plus its outer box, left me disappointed and somewhat annoyed. I reckon that the packaging could be reduced by around 35-40% (to slightly larger than a house brick) without any loss of style, and presentational impact. Lovely as the sweet pea seeds are (Thank You!), slimming down the packaging would be more meaningful in the real world. Our new bookcase has only just been built, and we are keen to get polishing with your beeswax!

Thank you for taking time out to review us. I'm sorry we left you feeling annoyed at our packaging.
The reason we have it packaged this way is to protect the precious contents it contains in transit around the globe.
I wanted to make sure when we send out a polishing kit it arrives to you in the same condition it left our workshop in. We spent a very long time developing all the bespoke made boxes for our polishes.
All the packaging is FSC sourced (Forest Stewardship Council) and made from 70% recycled cardboard and 100% recyclable.

We are very fortunate to have a global market and the packaging has to be extremely robust as it is handled and processed many times. Yet it has to be presentable when it is opened.
We will always try our very best at looking at more efficient ways of packaging. Conservation is very close to our hearts, after all that is how Gilboys has traded for the last 27 years. Antique restoration has to be one of the original green trades.

I really do appreciate your comments and agree it may look a bit over the top with a single jar polishing kit. But so far we have had no damaged goods arriving in Hawaii, New Zealand or anywhere else. (fingers crossed )
We also offer a free return and 25% discounted refill service, where you can use the same box to send it back to us, saving on any additional packaging.
I hope you have success with it on your new bookcase. And if you would like any help or advice please feel free to call the workshop.

With very best wishes

Shirley (Warrington, GB)
Transforming my 46 year old teak dining set

My teak table and chairs were a wedding present in 1975 and much used and loved.
Desperately in need of attention I found your videos on YouTube and followed them to refinish the set. Bought the rose gold wax set and they are now looking amazing.

Georgea G (Hampstead, GB)
I do love it!

Wonderful product and fantastic customer service. Worth every penny.

Lorna Terry (Canterbury, GB)

We cannot praise this product enough we watched a video on YouTube and this guy talked you through each step using this product the results were amazing brought second hand in need of love and certainly got it with this product I could go on &on but I just want to thank the guy demonstrating this so easy to do especially if you get hubby to do it for you …….