Here at the CLC shop, we have painted more hulls and varnished more decks of boats than we can count. Over the years we have used many different brands of finish coatings. We concluded that the Interlux products are one of the most durable and they are easy to apply. Each component works well together, and is compatible with the epoxy systems used in the CLC boat kits.

By using the suggested quantities below, you can achieve a beautifully finished boat. For maximum UV protection and durability we suggest 4 to 6 finish coats.

For a painted hull and varnished deck finish;

  • 1 qt. of primer, 1 qt. of paint, and 1 qt. of Schooner Varnish for single kayaks and small skiffs
  • 1 qt. of primer, 2 qts. of paint, and 2 qts. of Schooner Varnish for tandem kayaks and larger skiffs

For an all varnished finish;

  • 2 qts. of Schooner Varnish for single kayaks and small skiffs
  • 3 qts. of Schooner Varnish for tandem kayaks and larger skiffs 

Interlux Brightsides Paint

Interlux Brightsides Paint

This one-part polyurethane paint is glossy, durable, and easy to use. Roll it on with a foam roller, tip it out with a brush, and everyone will think you’ve sprayed your hull.  Brightsides paints contain Teflon® which makes it...

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Interlux Pre-Kote Primer

Interlux Pre-Kote Primer

Prekote® is a unique under coater for use with Brightside® Polyurethane or any one-part topside finish. Simply roll 2 coats on top of sanded epoxy, sand smooth and apply the Brightside® color of your choice. Folks who visit our shop...

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Interlux Schooner Varnish

Interlux Schooner Varnish

This is what we use to varnish CLC's fleet. The easiest varnish on the market to apply, but brings up a lovely deep amber gloss over epoxy and/or wood. Schooner® combines the very best of classic varnish chemistry to create a high gloss finish...

$39.99

Interlux Goldspar Satin Varnish

Interlux Goldspar Satin Varnish

A softer, satin gloss, especially popular for the interiors of open boats. It contains no UV protection, so it must be applied OVER Schooner Varnish so that your epoxy is adequately protected. Also used in cabin interiors and on home...

$39.99

Graphite Powder - West Systems 423

Graphite Powder - West Systems 423

WEST SYSTEMS 423 Graphite Powder is a fine black powder that can be mixed with WEST SYSTEM Brand Epoxy to produce a low-friction coating, commonly used on rudders, centerboards, and on the bottom of CLC canoes, kayaks, and...

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Interlux InterGrip Non-Skid Additive

Interlux InterGrip Non-Skid Additive

Interlux InterGrip is a compound added to our Interlux Brightsides paint to create a non-skid painted surface. InterGrip has a regular spherical shape that not only has superb non-slip properties but also has less tendency to collect dirt than...

$30.69

CLC StopLossBag Kit

CLC StopLossBag Kit

The StopLossBag™ allows you to preserve the fresh off-the-shelf quality of wood finishes.  A specially formulated 3-ply construction helps prevent loss of solvents while a special gas barrier inhibits oxygen penetration into...

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Fine Line Tape

Fine Line Tape

The ultimate masking tape! Your paint won’t bleed onto your varnish and vice-versa. Green polypropylene; won’t leave residue. 60-yard roll.

$13.79

5

5" Sanding Discs

Boatbuilders spend most of their time sanding. Don't buy small over-priced packs of crummy, quick-dulling sandpaper at inflated prices from the big box stores! Buy high-quality sandpaper in box quantities at wholesale prices from us. These...

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3M Adhesive Backed Sandpaper Sheet Roll 2-3/4

3M Adhesive Backed Sandpaper Sheet Roll 2-3/4"

A peculiar product that seems to be available only to professional boatbuilding shops.  We've always had a couple of rolls of this sticky-back paper in our shop, which can be used with flexible fairing boards, hand file boards, soft and...

from $67.99

Stain - Behlen Solar Lux

Stain - Behlen Solar Lux

New Colors Added! At last!  Wood stain suitable for use with wood-epoxy composite boats.  Click here for Nick Schade's tips on getting the most out of Behlen's Solar-Lux Stain. Solar-Lux Stain is a highly fade- and UV-resistant dye...

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Foam Sanding Handblock

Foam Sanding Handblock

3M Stikit Hand Blocks are made of sturdy, durable, high-strength material and are shaped to provide maximum user comfort and control while sanding. Using a hand block eliminates finger pressure marks in the finish by providing even distribution of...

$23.99

Sanding Block

Sanding Block

A rubber sanding block is a tool that you'll find in every boatbuilding shop.  The durable rubber pad conforms to the curve of the hull, can be used with wet or dry sandpaper, and makes changing paper a snap.

$3.99

Disposable Nitrile Gloves - Box of 100

Disposable Nitrile Gloves - Box of 100

Even though epoxy fumes and odor aren't too bad, even indoors, you can't get the stuff on your hands. The big-box stores will charge you too much for small packets of low-quality disposable gloves. Buy them like a pro in a box of 100 (50...

$12.00

Foam Roller Covers

Foam Roller Covers

9” roller covers suitable for applying epoxy, paint, or varnish. These rollers are formulated to not melt in the presence of corrosive epoxy hardener or highly solvent marine paints and varnishes---both of which melt the cheap black rollers....

$5.56

Roller Frame 4

Roller Frame 4"

This 4-inch roller frame is for use with your no-lint thin-nap foam rollers.  You'll cut the roller covers in half to fit. This width is ideal for rolling out epoxy or paint and varnish along the strakes of our small craft.  Most CLC...

$3.75

Foam Brush - 2

Foam Brush - 2" Disposable

2” wide, for applying varnish and paint. Buy a case of 50 and save $10!  These are the brushes we use for applying and "tipping out" varnish and paint on the CLC showroom boats.  These don't melt the way the cheap home center...

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Epoxy Mixing Cup - Pint

Epoxy Mixing Cup - Pint

The same ones we use for mixing epoxy at CLC.  Semi-transparent, solvent resistant polyethylene buckets. Calibrated markings. Mix and measure in one container.  You can let the leftover epoxy cure, then flex the cup.  Since epoxy...

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Epoxy Mixing Cups - Quart

Epoxy Mixing Cups - Quart

The same ones we use for mixing epoxy at CLC.  Semi-transparent, solvent resistant polyethylene buckets. Calibrated markings. Mix and measure in one container.  You can let the leftover epoxy cure, then flex the cup.  Since epoxy...

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3M 6000 Series Respirator with HEPA Filters

3M 6000 Series Respirator with HEPA Filters

The 3M™ 6000 Series reusable respirator offers users comfort and convenience - coupled with cost savings. Each face piece is remarkably comfortable, soft, lightweight and easy to adjust. NIOSH approved for negative pressure air purifying and...

$27.99

3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge Set

3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge Set

Paint Spray Cartridges 3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge To be used with 3M 6000 and 7000 Series Half Face and Full Face Respirators with bayonet attachments. The 6001 is NIOSH approved for certain organic vapors. Whenever we are applying a coat of...

$14.99

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - White

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - White

  Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC...

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Colored Bungie Cord

Colored Bungie Cord

For deck hold-downs. 1/4” diameter.  The same marine-grade bungie cord we ship with our kits and use on our own boats but in vivid color.  Sold by the foot, also available in Black. Here's how to tie a knot in this bungie...

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Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Gold

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Gold

  Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC...

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Whale Onlay (small)

Whale Onlay (small)

Personalize your wooden boat with these laser-cut veneer onlays.  See our Shop Tip for the scoop on how to install your own.   The whale is 5" wide and about 2" tall, and made of cherry veneer.

$12.00

Gecko Onlay (small)

Gecko Onlay (small)

Personalize your wooden boat with these laser-cut veneer onlays.  See our Shop Tip for the scoop on how to install your own.   The gecko is 5" wide and about 2" tall, and made of sapele veneer.  This fun little...

$12.00

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Red

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Red

Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC letter-cutter and can...

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Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Black

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Black

Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC letter-cutter and can...

from $2.00

Crab Onlay (small)

Crab Onlay (small)

Personalize your wooden boat with these laser-cut veneer onlays.  See our Shop Tip for the scoop on how to install your own.   The crab is 6" wide and about 5" tall and made of Sapelle vaneer. 

$12.00

Engraved Banner Plate

Engraved Banner Plate

Mount an elegant custom wooden nameplate on the boat you've built!  These banner plates are cut from solid cherry pliable veneer, with your boat name laser-engraved.  We have two sizes to choose from.  Make your selection from the...

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Custom Wood Nameplate - Laser-Cut Inlay/Onlay

Custom Wood Nameplate - Laser-Cut Inlay/Onlay

Mount an elegant custom wooden nameplate on the boat you've built!  These 2" x 3" oval plates are cut from solid cherry, with your boat and your name laser-engraved.  You can epoxy the nameplate anywhere on the boat you like, for...

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Turtle Onlay (small)

Turtle Onlay (small)

Personalize your wooden boat with these laser-cut veneer onlays.  See our Shop Tip for the scoop on how to install your own.   The sea turtle is 5" by 5" and made of Sapelle vaneer.

$12.00

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Dark Blue

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Dark Blue

  Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC...

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Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Yellow

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Yellow

  Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC...

from $2.00

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Blue

Custom Vinyl Boat Lettering - Blue

  Every wooden boat has a story, as they say, and every boat deserves a proper name.  Have you admired a beautifully lettered name on a boat?  It was almost certainly custom-cut vinyl. We have purchased a fancy CNC...

from $2.00

Foam Brush - 3

Foam Brush - 3" Disposable

3” wide, for applying varnish and paint. Buy a case of 40 and save $10!  These are the brushes we use for applying and "tipping out" varnish and paint on the CLC showroom boats.  These don't melt the way the cheap home...

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Foam Brush - 4

Foam Brush - 4" Disposable

4” wide, for applying varnish and paint. Buy a case of 30 and save $10!  These are the brushes we use for applying and "tipping out" varnish and paint on the CLC showroom boats.  These don't melt the way the cheap home...

from $1.09

Flat Webbing - Colored

Flat Webbing - Colored

Marine-grade polypropylene, 1” wide, sold by the foot for hatch hold-down straps, seat rigging, and a dozen other chores on kayaks and small boats.  Choose color in pull-down; black is also available. Here's how to use flat...

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Sticker - Kaholo Paddleboards by Chesapeake Light Craft

Sticker - Kaholo Paddleboards by Chesapeake Light Craft

We have had so many compliments on our Kaholo Paddleboard branding that we have created a logo sticker!  Now you can adorn your Kaholo SUP, car, or boat with the 5-1/2" x 2" diamond-shaped sticker. The material is designed for outdoor...

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Epoxy, Glue, and Acid Brushes (12 pack)

Epoxy, Glue, and Acid Brushes (12 pack)

These natural bristle brushes have crimped metal handles. Use for gluing, pasting, soldering, or acid application. Disposable and perfect when one-time usage is necessary. 1/2" brush with overall length of 6". These glue brushes are useful in a...

$3.99