After deciding which model to build, choosing a color is the most obvious way to personalize your kayak. It is also what people spend the most time agonizing over. From bright yellow to dark brown to light gray, the color options are seemingly endless and once pigment is added to the polyurethane, you are committed. This guide will help you settle on a color before the workshop.
Seawolf uses clay pigments that won’t take years off your life like some of the nastier acid dyes. Since we hand-mix the powdered pigment into the polyurethane, you can expect some speckles and streaks of color that add to the unique look and character of each boat.
You can control the saturation of color by adding less or more pigment. Less pigment creates translucent boats that allow more light to shine through. More pigment means more saturated color and opaque skin. We recommend adding pigment ½-teaspoons at a time—you will have the chance to create a few test strips before coating your kayak.
**Our pigments rotate based on availability and popularity. The options below represent our principle selection, but we might have swapped colors out for new by the time of your workshop or order.
You can customize your color by mixing any number of our six clay pigments. Due to the nature of the pigment, it is best to mix similar colors (tan/yellow, red/brown, green/gray)