Restoring Polish

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This polish is designed as a starter polish for new work or furniture that has just been stripped back. Restoring Polish will bring out the natural grain of the wood, feed the timber and give a good initial sheen. It is Step 1 of our 3 Step Waxing Process.


 Restoring Polish is excellent for restoring moisture to furniture that has become dry or faded and is effective on leather. The Dark Restoring Polish can be used on black or brown leather. Restoring Polish is not recommended for constant use on French polished furniture or other similarly sealed surfaces, as it may be too 'greasy'.

Used For

Timber, leather

Surface Preparation

Ensure the timber is well sanded and smooth. We recommend using a sanding sealer to reduce the amount of wax needed. Apply before waxing.

How to Apply

  1. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth into the tin and scrape out a small amount.  Rub into the timber with pressure in line with the grain. 
  2. Buff back any excess with a soft, lint-free cloth or buffing pads.
  3.  Use up to three coats particularly if the timber is very porous, buffing well between coats. Allow up to an hour between coats to allow waxes to sink right in.

Dry Time

Minimum 30 minutes. Ensure the surface is touch dry with no fingerprinting before applying the next coat.


Depending on wear (as the surface becomes dull or dry). These natural wax finishes do breathe, so we recommend use of coasters and mats where applicable.

Clean Up

Warm, soapy water for hands or cloth. Excess wax on timber; dampen a cloth with citrus solvent or mineral turpentine.


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Brings a lot of character out of old timber

Gilly’s Restoring Polish is truly brilliant when applied to old, dry timber! It really brings out the beauty of it, enhances the grain and leaves timber feeling smooth and new! If you’ve got an old piece of furniture that’s looking worse for wear, consider revamping it with the Restoring Polish!

Howard Herbert
My home deliveries

My deliveries are most probably small and not all that often but I am treated as an important customer. My phone orders are always accepted with courteous and friendly people. I’ve been using Gilly’s products for approx 10 years and wouldn’t think of changing.

Marielle Sengers

Restoring Polish

Bianca Woolhouse
Super fast delivery

The polish is great for my outdoor furniture