Really helps keep my Victorian mahogany dining table in great condition.
I ordered some furniture polish (Golden Antique Gold beeswax) and leather balsam. Both products are exactly as described and don't disappoint. I used the antique gold wax on the first top two drawers in my photo. The wax added depth of colour and shine compared to the dullness of the bottom unwaxed drawer. The wax is pleasant to use, smells nice and is also very good at covering small scratches on a light coloured furniture.
Simon himself was also very helpful and his videos are a pleasure to watch and very informative. I tried his recommendation to use steel wool to apply wax (which I initially thought was bizarre!) but worked like a charm and got rid of ingrained dirt.
The whole experience has been first class wish I had heard of you sooner. Thankyou Drew Pritchard. From actual polish to helpful advice to sensible refillable packaging, couldn't have asked for more, helping the environment, looking after my furniture and caring for the bees. First class.
Beautifully packaged and attention to detail. Wax is superb. Do read/watch the guides before you get going. They really help. Excellent wax.
The product did not work as advertised. I tried it on a French polished mahogany table from the 1820s with sunfading. I applied and buffed the table three separate times. The effect was extremely uneven with some areas turning an extreme dark brown and others with little change at all.
Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry our polish didn't have the desired effect you were hoping for.
I don't advertise our polish as a cure for sun faded finishes. I know that many people have had success reviving old faded finishes using our beeswax polish, But as I say in the accompanying booklet that came with your polish, also on our help and advice page and our Youtube videos. How successful it is will be entirely dictated by the finish its being applied to, It's not down to the effectiveness of the polish.
I have tried my very upmost to make this as clear as possible, as I do not want my customers to be mislead in believing that our polish is a 'cure all' beeswax polish. It won't help me or you, with misleading information.
Dining tables are notoriously difficult to restore the colour. They often wear unevenly and the fading can be very irregular. I would say that in almost every case, where the fading is severe, dining tables have to be stripped and refinished.
As you can see from the thousands of reviews we receive. I am always willing to offer FREE advice from my decades of experience in this area, to anyone who emails with any restoration or wax related questions. I have always been here to help with problems. I think it's important in this time of e-commerce.
Please do send me photo's via email and I will help.
With best wishes
The product is of top notch quality. I had not doubt that the wax would do a great job. I was not disappointed! What did blow me away was the hand written details, the little packet of sun flower seeds and the return labels to top up the jar when necessary. So the product is superb but the service is quite something else.Gilboys is fantastic. I’m going no where else from now on.
After seeing Simon on Salvage Hunters then moving onto his fantastic YouTube videos I knew I had a few restoration jobs I needed to complete so was happy to try some of the Gilboys range. Started off with an old kitchen table that had probably been left in a barn at some point in history. Using the hard wax oil, then antique gold beeswax this table top now has a whole new life! Stunning results with quality products delivered with love and care for you and the environment. Highly recommend.
Loved using this product, gave a superb finish and feel. Used on a very tired kitchen dresser that needed a lot of love.
Love the polish.
A great finish and really feels it feeds the wood.
Great for small surface scratches.
As usual, Simon and his team have produced another wonderful jar of Gilboys Antique Gold. With over 40 years of experience in the antique restoration industry, I can honestly say that Gilboys is by far the best and finest wax on the market. Thanks guys.