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Quickly Plan Your Stain Project with ProjectPro

Quickly Plan Your Stain Project with ProjectPro

Kick off your staining project with our ProjectPro tool to choose the right stain color, transparency and product. Get started now to receive customized recommendations for your project, wood type, wood condition and color preference. You can also visualize all of our Olympic stain colors and transparencies to see your deck, fence and other exterior projects before you buy.

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New Olympic SmartGuard!

New Olympic SmartGuard!

Olympic® SmartGuard Sealer is a concentrated multi-surface spray sealer formulated for easy application and fast dry.

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How To Stain A Fence In Five Easy Steps

How To Stain A Fence

​Staining a fence is a lot easier than you may think. By following these steps you will quickly and easily learn how to stain a wood fence and then enjoy the benefits it brings to your property.

Learn How To Stain A Fence
Looking for Olympic paint products?

Looking for Olympic paint products?

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Paint Sheen Guide: Pick Your Perfect Paint Sheen

Paint Sheen Guide: Pick Your Perfect Paint Sheen

Use this guide to find the right paint sheen for your project.

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My Account with Olympic® Paints and Stains

My Account with Olympic® Paints and Stains

Make an account with Olympic Paints and Stains to enjoy all of our best tools and features in one place.

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Painting Ideas: How To Paint A Front Door

Painting Ideas: How To Paint A Front Door

The front door is one of the easiest parts of your home to update and a great way to add curb appeal and personality.

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How Do You Paint Shutters & Wooden Trim?

How Do You Paint Shutters & Wooden Trim?

Painting your shutters and trim is a great way to give your home a bold update.

Discover The Answer
How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

How Do I Stain My Wooden Porch Or Deck?

Your porch and deck are extensions of your indoor living spaces, so make them as enjoyable as possible with a new look!

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How To Paint A Garage Door

How To Paint A Garage Door

Your garage can be an area of function and beauty that enhances your home's appearance.

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When Should I Paint Or Stain?

When Should I Paint Or Stain?

Choosing the right stain or paint – or both – can go a long way toward completing a memorable design.

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What Colors To Paint The Outside Of Your House

What Colors To Paint The Outside Of Your House

Making the right exterior paint color choices will deliver a great look you will enjoy.

Find The Perfect Color
The Best Exterior Paint Color Schemes

The Best Exterior Paint Color Schemes

Create a harmonious and beautiful exterior color palette that will make your house the envy of the block.

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Olympic® MAXIMUM® Ratings & Reviews 2016 Giveaway

Olympic® MAXIMUM® Ratings & Reviews 2016 Giveaway

Please read PPG Industries' official rules for the Olympic® MAXIMUM® Ratings & Reviews 2016 Giveaway.

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Weather-Ready™ Technology Helps You Stain

Weather-Ready Technology Helps You Stain

Weather-Ready™ Application helps you stain in a greater range of temperatures and weather conditions

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Bring on the Color Pinterest Promotion

Bring on the Color Pinterest Promotion

Here are the official rules for our newest Pinterest Promotion.

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Olympic® SUMMIT™ Advanced Stain + Sealant in One Warranty

Olympic® SUMMIT Advanced Stain + Sealant in One Warranty

These are the warranty details for this product. 

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Olympic® SUMMIT™ Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic® SUMMIT Advanced Stain + Sealant in One

Olympic SUMMIT is formulated to protect and enhance the natural look of wood with exceptional richness and depth of colour.

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Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

Affordably Clean Your Wood Deck For Brilliant Staining Results

A thorough cleaning is the critical first step in a deck staining process. Use our unique product to ensure staining success. 

How To Clean Your Deck
Lowe's® Paint Pledge

Lowe's® Paint Pledge

Olympic® Paints is proud to partner in the new Paint Pledge at Lowe's®.

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How to Start Your Next Staining Project

How to Start Your Next Staining Project

Staining demands the right preparation for a proper finish

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How to Use RESCUE IT! MAX on Concrete

How to Use RESCUE IT! MAX on Concrete

The chemical properties of concrete require specific steps for applying RESCUE IT! MAX. 

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How to Use RESCUE IT! MAX on Wood

How to Use RESCUE IT! MAX on Wood

Make sure you follow the necessary steps for properly applying RESCUE IT! MAX to your wood surface.

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The Last Staining Guide You'll Ever Need

The Last Staining Guide You'll Ever Need

Learn how to properly pick and apply stain to your wood surface

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Complete Your Paint Project With Our Helpful Video Guides

Complete Your Paint Project With Our Helpful Video Guides

Learn how to choose and apply fresh paint with the help of videos

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