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Simply the best beeswax wood polish for dark and antique woods such as antique oak, mahogany, walnut, elm or similar dark coloured woods. Made in the UK.



  • 100% natural ingredients
    • Triple filtered beeswax organically farmed and humanely harvested by the world-renowned beekeepers at Buckfast Abbey 
    • All natural waxes: T1-grade carnauba, myrica, Japan and berry 
    • Blended in the traditional way with pure pine gum spirits of turpentine
    • Absolutely no silicone, no aggressive petrochemical solvents, no toluene, no white/mineral spirits whatsoever - guaranteed
  • 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 recycled cardboard from FSC approved sources
  • 25% Discount on refills with our Return & Refill scheme
  • A complimentary box of sweet pea seeds for you to plant and grow as a 'Thank You' to the bees.  **unfortunately this offer excludes USA due to FDA regulations

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

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 274 reviews
    Dawn Kroonstuiver Campbell
    Made my heart sing!

    In these days of anonymous online purchase, I experienced joy at the box that came in the post with the furniture polish. There was a lovely leaflet explaining that it’s a family business, who is involved and it’s history, and a handwritten note. It’s the nicest package I’ve had in some time - made me very glad I’d bought the furniture polish from Gilboys!

    Roy Acford (Barnstaple, GB)
    Perfect Polish

    Absolutely love this polish.
    Would never now use anything else.
    And…. thank you Simon for always giving us such brilliant advice with all our woody queries!

    Phillip Rushton (Newark on Trent, GB)
    Great customer service

    Customer service from Simon was excellent, he advised me on the steps I needed to take to match an oak balustrade that I’m making to my clients antique dresser.
    I purchased a beeswax polish which was delivered promptly in great packaging.
    Once I’ve finished the project I’ll be sure to post pictures of the transformation.

    A great company to deal with.

    Allan Jennings (Leeds, GB)
    Revelationary results

    I have used various antique polishes on my oak and mahogany furniture but Gilboys was a revelation. After only one application my cherished pieces took on a revitalised glow. Even on relatively modern polished furniture it gives a super smooth finish and feel.
    A bonus is the discount allowed on repeat orders where the return of the empty jar is pre-paid.
    Look no further, this is the very best.

    Stuart White (Royal Tunbridge Wells, GB)
    Perfect products

    I have never attempted furniture restoration in the past but your videos gave me the confidence to have a go. I have two antique tables, one dining room table and one coffee table and i followed the video for every stage. I loved the results and the wax is an absolute joy to apply and use. My tables have been bought back to life and they have a beautiful honeyed (no pun intended) glow and also smell lovely. The service was excellent and the personal touches on and in the packaging our totally charming. I surprised myself and thoroughly enjoyed the process from start to finish and look forward to restoring more items.
    Thank you to all at Gilboy’s

    Mark Scott (Edinburgh, GB)
    The bee's knees (not even sorry)

    Smartly presented, packaged neatly. Joy using the wax - furniture feeling full of life and glowing colour! Very grateful I came across your YouTube channel. I was getting fed up searching for something that doesn't make antiques feel gloomy.
    Thank you

    S Wilson (Manchester, GB)

    I ordered the Antique Gold polishing kit and the entire experience has been faultless. The ordering process was simple but the kit itself is a delight! Beautifully presented and really would make a wonderful gift. I have had no reason to put this to the test but I have no doubt that the customer service would be faultless too. Very happy customer - 5 stars from me!

    Eva Pulte (Bradford, GB)
    Very fast delivery

    Great service, quick delivery with lovely personal touches. Loved the seeds! Haven't had time to actually use the polish yet, but I will send some pictures of our inherited oak secretaire and old oak chest once we have finished them. I also found the different instructional videos on the website extremely helpful. Many thanks!

    Claudia B (Weybridge, GB)
    Highly recommended

    Very good products and excellent customer care.
    Refurbishing my furniture and the antique gold wax polish is great and is bringing all old pieces back to life.

    Jenny Trevor (Lewisham, GB)

    Product arrived as requested and is very well presented.

    Top Ranked for Customer Satisfaction