Gilboys 'antique gold' Beeswax Furniture Polish (Dark Shade)

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


Simply the best beeswax wood polish for antique woods. Made in the UK.  


  • 100% Pure ingredients
    • Triple filtered beeswax humanely harvested from local hives
    • All natural waxes: Carnauba, Myrica, Japan and Berry 
    • Blended in the traditional way with pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
    • Absolutely no silicone, no toluene, no white/mineral spirits
  • Very easy to apply and buff - a little polish goes a very long way because pure turpentine holds more wax in suspension by volume than petrochemical solvents
  • Our specially developed blend of waxes ensures that you don't necessarily have to polish again for at least a year and possibly up to 3 years
  • Clip-top Le ParfaitTM jar with air-tight seal
  • Our 100% plastic-free recyclable packaging is made from 70% recycled cardboard from FSC approved sources
  • 20% Discount on refills with our Return & Refill scheme
  • Complimentary sunflower seeds for you to plant and grow as a 'Thank You' to the bees. 

Polishing Kits

Our polishing kits include everything you need to restore, polish and protect the finish of your wood furniture:

  • 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 cube for repairing scratches and dents before polishing


  • A single 125ml jar will cover approximately 12m² or five to six standard size dining tables
  • 1L will cover approximately 96-100m² or 40 to 48 standard size dining tables


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 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

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 413 reviews
    alan thornton (Haywards Heath, GB)
    very difficult to use

    unless I did something wrong here I found this wax was difficult to apply being quite hard despite some 20 degrees.
    I used a soft cloth but could not get much wax on it and when I did it was again difficult to apply onto my Wooden clock, then my table and display unit. I applied it in circular motions some 150 mm diameter, I left it for 30 mins but found it would not then rub off, I was again using a new clean soft cloth so left it for one hour but no different and it looked horrible.
    My wife went mad then got some polish oil and after considerable rubbing got rid of 80-% and so I have put your Jar back in its box. If you can tell me what I did wrong let me know.

    Gary G
    Excellent polish


    Harry (Lewes, GB)
    Quality products, beautiful presentation and extraordinary service

    I emailed Gilboys because I didn’t know what to with my much abused Georgian staircase handrail. Simon replied almost immediately with detailed information. I bought some wax which arrived promptly in the most stunning packaging. The wax itself is a real joy to use - the finish that emerges when buffing is so satisfying that is was easy to get my kids to help. I’m now dreaming up new projects so I can try different products.

    Robert (Midhurst, GB)
    Use this to give tired furniture a fresh look

    Excellent product that lived up to my expectations

    Doug Stackhouse (Torquay, GB)

    What a brilliant, traditional eco-friendly business! I was given friendly, helpful advice followed by a personal, speedy, efficient service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gilboy's

    Mick Nottinghamshire (Prescot, GB)
    Waxing lyrical

    Brilliant service, brilliant product, brilliant finish.

    mrs Christina Stratton (Saffron Walden, GB)
    Eco friendly product

    So pleased with this product. A wonderful polish that smells beautiful. Thankyou.

    MC (Dunfermline, GB)

    The polish has a soft texture so is easy to use. When applied it stays soft so is easy to work with - waxing the dining table doesn't feel like a gym session!! Superior (by far) to other brands I have tried. The finish is excellent and durable.

    Gail (Stourport-on-Severn, GB)
    Brilliant Product

    Instant rejuvenation with very little effort. Have already recommended the beeswax polish to friends. Great discovery.

    justin anderson (Norwich, GB)
    Five Star Product and Service

    Absolutely fantastic for my Chippendale commode and Grandfather clock …… justin anderson