Buffing Cloth - 100% Cotton, Open-Weave, No Smear

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  • 100% Pure Cotton
  • Open Weave
  • 2x 60cm lengths 

Our buffing cloth has been used for polishing by the restorers in our workshop for the past twenty years.

The open weave of this 100% cotton cloth ensures that too much heat does not build up through the friction of polishing. Too much friction and therefore heat will melt the top few molecules of wax and create smearing.

The open weave of our cloth makes life a lot easier when it comes to buffing the wax and achieving an even finish using considerably less elbow power than conventional towelling would require. 

EVERY order that leaves the Gilboy's workshop has a complimentary box of sweet peas seeds. We hope you will plant and grow them to provide a rich source of nectar by way of a 'Thank You' to the bees who make the beeswax in our polishes.  **unfortunately this offer excludes USA due to FDA regulations

complimentary sweet pea seeds


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.
  • Our workshop roof is completely covered in solar panels and generates far more electricity than we consume

Customer Reviews

Based on 64 reviews
First Impressions

I’m returning to restoring and making from industry and beginning to get my skills back to some sort of reasonable level - I also needed to upgrade some of my ‘kit’ - so, instead of scrabbling around for bits of suitable cloth to wax and buff I decided to gut some ‘proper stuff’
As others have mentioned the care in packaging and presenting the product is wonderful and special in this day and age - it is early days in use but already I can see that i am going to be very happy with the products
Thank you david

Great Products

Does what it says on the tin. Beautifully packaged, with personal note. Will certainly use company again. Thank you.

Buffing cloth

The buffing cloth works very well. I wash it on a hot machine cycle for bright whites with the dog’s towels. Afterwards I throw it in the dryer with the towels. After drying, the buffing cloth needs a little re-shaping by hand but otherwise it is fit to use again.

Wonderful stuff!

The wax arrived promptly and beautifully packed - so many nice touches especially the seeds! I’ve used it along with your very helpful videos to transform a tired old table and am thrilled with the result. Many thanks and have a safe Christmas.

New user

I have only used your polish (rose gold) on a couple of small items so far, but the results on those have been excellent. One other use though that might be of interest is in waxing wrought iron. Your wax, being an apply and leave to dry, is perfect for this. Waxing decorative wrought iron is something I have done for years but it can be somewhat time consuming getting it right, buff too soon and it is all removed (obviously iron absorbs nothing) leave it too long and it can be hard work obtaining the finish you want. I applied the rose gold with a cloth and a repurposed shoe brush for the fiddly bits left it for half an hour (not to make a cuppa but as it was evening to pour myself a scotch and soda). After buffing which was much easier than normal the ironwork has a lovely warm sheen.

Nice cloth

Buffing marvelous

Great product - lovely company!

Really thoughtfully packed with a handwritten note. Product does exactly what it says! Would recommend :)


Delivery quick

Great service from Gilboys

I bought some steel wool and a buffing cloth but my order was given the kind of attention you would think would be reserved for a big spender. Very personal service from this small family business. I only wish I had a reason to buy more from them

Superb product

If the Gilboy's wax is itself the best one I have found on the market so far, the Gilboy's buffing cloth allows you achieve a truly superb result. Not to mention the beautiful package and hand-written note to the customer that make Gilboy's really unique