Furniture Polishing Starter Kit (3x80ml)

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Everything you need to start polishing your furniture like a professional with the best beeswax polishes. Made in the UK.

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polishing with beeswax starter kit

Everything you need to start polishing your furniture like a professional with the best beeswax polish:

  • 'pure gold' for use on light coloured woods such as Ash, Beech, Maple, Light Oak and Pine
  • 'rose gold' for use on rose coloured woods such as Rosewood, Light Mahogany, Cherry and Honey Oak
  • 'antique gold' for use on dark coloured woods such as Antique Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, and Elm
  • Our antique restorers' recommended ultra-soft '0000'-grade oil-free wire wool that cleans the surface as it applies the wax polish
  • Our antique restorers' recommended open-weave 100% cotton polishing cloth for easier buffing without streaks
  • A complimentary box of sweet pea seeds for you to plant and grow as a special 'Thank You' to the hard-working bees  **unfortunately this offer excludes USA due to FDA regulations

Perfect if you have one prize piece of wooden furniture or have two or three pieces of different types of wood. We have ensured there is enough in each tin to cover a single piece of furniture (depending on the absorption rate of the wood) such as dining table, gate-leg table, bureau, chest of drawers, or four to six dining chairs.

Ideal for anyone who would like to polish a single piece of furniture but may be unsure which shade to buy. 

If you would like to try your hand at beeswax polishing using the products professional restorers use, this kit is a great starting point.

Our beeswax furniture polish is made in the UK from the highest quality natural waxes we can source and is specially formulated to bring old furniture back to life:

100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS

  • The best triple-filtered beeswax, organically farmed and humanely harvested by the world renowned beekeepers at Buckfast Abbey
  • The finest natural T1-grade carnauba wax for longer lasting protection
  • The finest natural myrica, Japan and berry waxes we can source
  • Blended with nothing but pure pine gum spirits of turpentine in the traditional way
  • No white (mineral) spirits, No toluene, No aggressive petrochemical solvents and definitely NO SILICONE

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

 HOW TO POLISH WITH BEESWAX

  1. For best results use our ultra-soft 0000-grade oil-free wire wool to apply the polish
  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 (15-20 minutes in temperate climates)
  4. Use our open-weave pure cotton buffing cloth to buff the wax with ease and without leaving streaks

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, then wipe in the direction of the grain to spread the wax evenly.

*SECRET TRADE TIP:

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 when completely dry with a soft shoe brush and buffing cloth.

Customer Reviews

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R.F.
Fantastic product

So far I've polished up the top of an old dressing table using the dark antique polish & used the clear polish to refinish an old pine blanket box I've been upcycling. The products are easy to use even with no experience and cover faded patches & scratches really well. You don't need to use a lot, I've still got nearly all of it left for other projects.

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S.G.
Coffee Table

Excellent finish, I used antique gold on my coffee table and it looks great.

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E.Q.
Beeswax furniture polish starter kit

Thrilled with this product. Loved the packaging and presentation as well as the personalised card. Used 2 of the waxes on different pieces and the results were amazing. Love that I have the correct grade wire wool and buffing cloth included so I feel I'm using all the right tools for the job.

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D.
Outstanding polish

Polish is amazing. Best polish I have ever used and I am very fussy and meticulous. Woodwork on my antique clocks look exceptional thanks to these polishes. Help and support, a British company, Eco credentials, quick delivery - why would anybody use anything else than these products? The reviews speak for themselves.

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S.P.
Starter polishing kit

I am in the process of purchasing materials to begin a new hobby of refurbishing antique chairs.
I chose Gilboys as I wanted to buy british made goods from a reputable company with a passion for restoring old furniture.
The customer service was fantastic. The starter polishing kit was well presented in a box and I loved the personalised touch of a little handwritten card thanking me for the purchase. Will definitely be a returning customer when,I get my new hobby off the ground.

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A.M.
Wonderful polish

I recently purchased a lovely rosewood slipper chair. Unfortunately, it had some water marks on the rosewood and the wood was in need of some tlc. I watched Gilboys You Tube for advice and ordered their sample box with all 3 polishes etc. It worked a treat and now the woodwork looks great. Thank you Gilboys for great products and great service too.
I have planted the sweet pea seeds too!

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J.
Lovely to use!

I can’t say enough about your products ~ from the thoughtful packaging to the story behind them to the quality of the wax itself, everything is perfect. And the scent is dreamy!

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H.d.R.
Excellent stuff

Smells great and works really well thanks

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J.G.
Recommend

Fantastic service and lovely products. My wood has reclaimed its glow again

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M.
My first impressions of this company are excellent.

As far as I am concerned , this company ticks all the right boxes. It is a British company which is run by craftsmen . They understand the desire that amateurs like myself have to be able to source good quality products with excellent provenance. I am at an early stage of learning about the best way to handle and care for furniture made of wood and I find the instructional videos invaluable.