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Paint Color Visualizer

Paint Color Visualizer

Digitally add the color of your choice to your room with this powerful tool.

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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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How do I tell if the paint on my walls is latex or oil based?

How do I tell if the paint on my walls is latex or oil based?

How can I tell what kind of paint was used to paint my room?

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Does "Paint & Primer" mean the product has primer mixed into the paint?

Does "Paint & Primer" mean the product has primer mixed into the paint?

Is there primer in this paint - or does it mean something else?

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Why does flat or low sheen paint show hand prints and marks where I have scrubbed?

Why does flat or low sheen paint show hand prints and marks where I have scrubbed?

Help! I see handprints on my walls - what can I do?

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How long does it take for paint to cure?

How long does it take for paint to cure?

How long do I need to wait before my walls are finally finished?

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Do I need to prime every time I paint my walls?

Do I need to prime every time I paint my walls?

Is it really necessary?

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Why do the square footage rates on the container not match what I'm actually getting on my surface?

Why do the square footage rates on the container not match what I'm actually getting on my surface?

Why is there a disconnect between what it says on the paint can and what I see on my walls?

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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.

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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!

Learn How
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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Learn About Olympic® Paints and Stains In This Video

Learn About Olympic® Paints and Stains In This Video

Olympic® Paints and Stains has been a trusted name in durability and innovation since 1938. Learn all about us in this video. 

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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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