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

For an all varnished finish;

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



EZPoxy Topside Paint by Pettit

EZPoxy Topside Paint by Pettit

EZ-Poxy is a modern one-part polyurethane topside and deck enamel improved by the addition of silicone for a brilliant shine and easy brush-ability. Its advanced ultraviolet filters enhance the superior gloss retention and durability of...

from $36.90

EZPrime by Pettit

EZPrime by Pettit

EZ Prime should be used as a base coat whenever the surface to be painted is aged, cracked, checked, pitted, or in any way less than smooth. It can be applied to fiberglass, wood and previously painted surfaces. EZ Prime 6149 dries quickly and is...

$30.60

Captain's Varnish by Pettit

Captain's Varnish by Pettit

Captain’s Varnish 1015 is highly regarded for its ease of application, outstanding gloss retention and tough yet flexible durability. A combination of phenolic and alkyd resins blended with tung and linseed oils provide excellent...

$35.99

Captain's Satin Varnish by Pettit

Captain's Satin Varnish by Pettit

Captain’s Satin Sheen Varnish V-975 is specifically designed to enhance the beauty of interior woodwork with its soft, satin finish. Its pale, durable, long lasting polyurethane coat is water and alcohol-resistant. Satin Sheen is easy to...

$34.20

CLC Builder Logo Marquetry Inlay/Onlay

CLC Builder Logo Marquetry Inlay/Onlay

Laser-cut and engraved inlays or onlays of the CLC Builder Logo cut from a Cherry veneer. We have two sizes to choose from. Make your selection from the dropdown. Large: 11-3/4" x 2-11/16" (1/16" thick) Small: 5-7/8" x...

from $18.97

3M Acryl-White Glazing Putty - 14.5 oz

3M Acryl-White Glazing Putty - 14.5 oz

This Acryl-White Glazing Putty from 3M is perfect for filling shallow scratches, pinholes, and other surface defects beneath paint. Fast drying, easy to spread, and easy to sand, this is what the professionals use at body painting and yacht...

$22.99

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.

$17.00

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...

from $41.00

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...

$34.20

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...

from $35.00

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...

$27.00

Interlux Perfection - 2-Part High Gloss Marine Paint

Interlux Perfection - 2-Part High Gloss Marine Paint

Interlux Perfection is a high-gloss two-part polyurethane finish. Its high performance formula combines a long lasting abrasion and chemical resistant finish with protection from the detrimental effects of UV. Its abrasion resistance makes it...

from $100.89

Interlux Primekote - Two-Part Primer

Interlux Primekote - Two-Part Primer

Epoxy Primekote is a multi-purpose two-part epoxy primer that is the recommended primer for use with two-part finishes such as Perfection® Polyurethane and can also be overcoated with any Interlux topside paint. It is also used as part of a...

$44.00

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...

$40.00

Mohawk - Ultra® Penetrating Stain

Mohawk - Ultra® Penetrating Stain

This dye-type stain is ideal for projects that will eventually be sealed with epoxy (stain must be applied prior to epoxy coating).  Mohawk Ultra® Penetrating Stain combines superior transparency with excellent fade resistance.  Easy...

from $17.99

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...

from $20.99

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...

from $8.50

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.

$5.99

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...

$28.99

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 $69.00

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...

from $14.40

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....

$6.95

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.  Save when buying by the case! 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 foam...

from $0.99

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

Foam Brush - 3

Foam Brush - 3" Disposable

3” wide, for applying varnish and paint.  Save when buying by the case! 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 foam...

from $1.29

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...

from $1.15

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...

from $1.39

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...

from $7.99

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...

$21.50

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...

$35.80

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...

from $0.60

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...

from $2.00

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 with your boat name laser-engraved.  We have two sizes to choose from.  Make your selection from the dropdown. Small: 2.25" x...

from $30.00

Laser Engraved Nameplate

Laser Engraved Nameplate

Mount an elegant custom laser-engraved wooden nameplate on the boat you've built!  Your boat's name will be laser-engraved from 1/16-inch Cherry material. We have two sizes to choose from.  Make your selection from the dropdown....

from $30.00

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 with your boat and your name laser-engraved.  You can epoxy the nameplate anywhere on the boat you like, for example, the deck or aft...

from $27.50

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...

from $2.00

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

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...

from $2.00

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...

from $2.00

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...

from $2.00


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