JC Licht is proud to be Chicagoland’s most comprehensive distributor of professional wood coating products. Not only do we stock many industry-leading brands in eight convenient locations, we have the experience and expertise to ensure that your shop-applied coatings will be beautiful and durable… and that your business’s efficiency and profitability are maximized. Key to this division of JC Licht are our professional wood coating specialists, who do everything from assessing your shop setup to demonstrating new products and technologies on site.

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JC Licht is a member of the Chicago chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI), the voice of the professional woodworking industry for more than half a century. The AWI is committed to improving industry standards, facilitating industry collaboration, and providing industry education opportunities — goals to which JC Licht actively subscribes.


Professional Wood Coating Specialists

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JC Licht is fortunate to have a team of absolutely top-notch professional wood coating specialists. Together, they have over 65 years combined experience with process and products — and they’re ready to put that experience to work for you. Our team of specialists doesn’t want merely to sell you things; they want to help you decide what things will help you accomplish your professional goals in the best ways possible. To do so, they’ll visit your shop to consult, assess, and suggest optimal products and methods. We’re confident that they’ll become trusted resources now and in the future.

Matt Basford
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Jon Binder
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48-Hour Color Process Matching Turnaround

48-Hour Color Process Matching Turnaround

With pigmented coatings and stains, color process matching is difficult to do — and do well. It’s an art as well as a science. Yet a quick turnaround can be crucial in completing a task on time, on budget, and to the most exacting professional standards. Our specialists’ extensive experience and product knowledge allow us to offer a 48-hour turnaround for color process matching, a service you’re sure to value highly once you see how it adds value to your jobs.


JC Licht Delivery

JC Licht is happy to provide delivery to our professional coatings customers. We know it’s important to have needed products in shop, on time; this is just one way we want to become a partner in your business’s success. Call for a quote today.

Product Lines

M.L. Campbell

M.L. Campbell Paints

A leader in advanced wood finishing products and systems, M.L. Campbell manufactures the highest quality clear and pigmented topcoats, clear sealers, top-performance undercoaters, stains, and glazes. The company has been an industry innovator in workplace environment friendly finishes of the highest possible durability and performance. Learn more at their website >



For over 50 years, LENMAR has been a trusted name in advanced wood coatings for professional use, offering the finest nitrocellulose and pre- and post-catalyzed finishing products available. LENMAR sealers, undercoaters, lacquers, and conversion varnishes are easy-to-apply products that achieve durable, resistant, long-lasting results. Learn more at their website >



ILVA specializes in interior and exterior waterborne systems, UV cured finishes, polyester, polyurethane, and acrylic urethane systems. Innovative technology and formulations have allowed the company to remain on the cutting edge of the professional wood finishing scene industry. ILVA may not be available at all locations, please contact your local JC Licht professional wood coating store for assistance.
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General Finishes

General Finishes

General Finishes offers a full line of low-odor, low-VOC stains, glazes, polyurethanes, and exterior products. GF Professional water based finishes are recognized by the cabinet & millwork industry as the finest available. The company offers conversion varnishes, dye stains, wood stains, paints, glazes, topcoats and sealers all designed for professional spray applications. Learn more at their website >

Mohawk Finishing Products


Serving the furniture, cabinet and flooring markets, Mohawk makes professional quality wood coatings and finishing products as well as environmentally friendly touch up and repair products. Mohawk provides more products and services to help small to mid-size businesses with their furniture and cabinet finishing and repair projects than anyone in the industry. Mohawk Finishing Products may not be available at all locations, please contact your local JC Licht professional wood coating store for assistance.
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Axalta Wood Coatings

Axalta’s industrial wood coatings are a variety of technologies including varnishes, glazes, stains and lacquers that enhance and protect wood and alternative wood substrates. Ideal for various applications such as cabinets, tables, office furniture, exterior siding, doors and floors, our wood coatings provide durability and rich color. Available in ultra-low VOC and HAPs-free, formaldehyde-free and isocyanate-free formulations, Axalta Industrial Wood products minimize hazards to workers, consumers and the environment. Learn more at their website >

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