Used this on a pine wood mantle shelf over a woodburner, the wood outside of the heat shield is typically 60 deg C, this product is handling the temperature with ease!!
Great products and the video on YouTube on how to refinish mid-century teak table (2 part) is really helpful.
Beautiful finish on resanded floorboards - so much depth of colour brought out of the wood compared to the flat one-tone varnish/stain the previous owners had applied
I’d previously used osmo, applying this was a very similar experience - I’ve not done a like-for-like, but my general feel is that gilboys was more pleasant texture to apply and went further
Pictures are bare sanded to 120 grit (left somewhat rustic as I like the history to show) and then the colour after one coat to show the change. I was worried after sanding that the warmth was gone and the floors would look like the ashy grey polyeurethane finished or laminate floors - such a relief to see the colour come up again, while keeping the room much lighter than the old “antiquey style” varnish/stain that was on before. More coats doesn’t seem to impact the colour but the finish is far smoother and will obviously be more hardwearing
Very easy applying, I used a micro fibre cloth to wipe down (have had problems with overapplying osmo, so prefer to put the elbow grease in to make sure the coat was consistently thin) but it really didn’t take long to do a 144sq ft room. Drying overnight worked well, and the smell wasn’t strong at all compared to any other coatings or paint products I’ve used
My Dad has made me a desk from used and new oak. I brought this product after watching the video on YouTube and wanting a natural finish and loved the concept of natural ingredients. Dad said it goes on well and gave it 4 coats. I cannot see a difference between the recycled oak and new and love the finish. Photos look yellower than what I see by eye. Very happy to have such a unique and beautiful desk made with love.
Used for finishing 8x4 plywood sheets that are the ceiling of an off-grid cabin. Wanted a finish that would not stink for ages like Danish Oil. Pleasant and easy to apply. Using a cloth to rub it in seems to produce a faster-drying finish than using a brush (here in damp, cold Scotland). Will be ordering more for the walls and floor.
We are professional furniture makers and renovators based in South Wales. I’ve been using Gilboys excellent wax polish for some time. I have discovered another brilliant product in their Hardwax oil. Really easy to use and great coverage, we always use Gilboys wax polish to finish and have had excellent results.
I tried the polish and bought it several times for parquet - the parquet looks new now! The only warning I have to make is: please mix the content before you use it and do not apply in a thick layer, as it would increase drying time and would show the varnish.
So nice to support this handmade product that works so well
I was struggling to find a decent finish that doesn't have high VOCs and take ages for the smell to disappear, as I have a young baby and a small house. This was recommended to me and I'm very happy.
Lovely finish and very easy to apply. Don't need a lot either to get the desired finish, so it will go a long way.