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How To Pick The Perfect Home Paint Color Scheme

How To Pick The Perfect Home Paint Color Scheme

Your home is a reflection of you, so think carefully about the color that best expresses your personality. 

Read Our Home Color Scheme Advice!
Bedroom Colors - Great Bedroom Paint Color Palettes

4 Bedroom Color Palettes You Will Love!

Your bedroom is often the one space you go to at the end of a long day to ultimately rest and let your body reenergize. Your bedroom color helps set the mood and subconsciously soothes your mind into a state of restfulness.

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Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays

5 Quick Holiday Decorating Tips!

Is there anything better than the holiday season? Use these stress-free holiday decorating tips to have a great holiday experience this year!

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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
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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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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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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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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Painting Ideas And Painting Advice From Olympic!

Painting Ideas And Painting Advice From Olympic!

Olympic has tons of painting advice and tips on creating a great color scheme for your home!

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RESCUE IT® MAX Video Tutorials

RESCUE IT® MAX Video Tutorials

See how RESCUE IT® MAX can refinish your worn concrete or wood. 

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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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Stop Making This Painting Mistake Now!

Stop Making This Painting Mistake Now!

Don't make this common mistake when you start painting. The lesson works on any project though, not just paint. 

Painting Mistakes Everyone Makes
4 Weekend-Sized Paint Projects To Increase Home Value

4 Weekend-Sized Paint Projects To Increase Home Value

You only need two days to complete these easy home projects.

Weekend Paint Projects!
Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use RESCUE IT!® In 1-2-3 Steps!

Use our powerful RESCUE IT!® process to refinish your deck or exterior wooden project. We detail three steps that will ensure your project's success.  

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2 Quick Ways To End The Pain Of Peeling Paint!

2 Quick Ways To End The Pain Of Peeling Paint!

Don't get mad, get paint! You can quickly fix your peeling paint problems by following these steps. 

Stop Your Paint From Peeling!
Staining Tip: How Do I Choose A Stain Opacity?

Staining Tip: How Do I Choose A Stain Opacity?

Different stain finishes have a great deal of nuance to their finished looks. We'll help you choose the right one for you!

Wood Stain Tip
How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

How Do I Paint Over Painted Walls?

Before you go throwing paint over those old colors or peeling paints, make sure you know how to best apply the new coat. 

Repaint Your Walls With Ease!
How To Paint A Room - The DIY Guide!

How To Paint A Room - The DIY Guide!

Want to learn how to paint a room? Pay attention to the very beginning of your project. It has the greatest impact on your overall success. 

DIY Project Advice!
How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out Of Stain

How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out Of Stain

Staining has a bad reputation, but that doesn't mean your experience has to live up to its name! We can show you how to stain wood in 5 easy steps!

How To Stain Wood - 5 Steps To Take The Pain Out
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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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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One Easy Way To Kid-Proof Your Walls!

One Easy Way To Kid-Proof Your Walls!

Bumps, scratches and spills… your kids are probably familiar with these terms. Your paint doesn't need to reflect their fun though. 

Kid-Proof Your Walls!
Stain Your Way: Weather-Ready™ Technology

Stain Your Way: Weather-Ready Technology

Staining a deck can be a daunting project, dependent on everything from the season to your busy schedule. If you’re planning to refinish your deck, consider our Weather-Ready technology to help get the job done on your own time.
 

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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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3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

3 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck for Winter

Follow our guide to safeguard your recently-stained deck for winter. 

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Color Guide: Painting the Entryway

Color Guide: Painting the Entryway

Is your entryway due for a color refresh? Choosing a color family for your unique trim, detailing, and front door can be daunting. Boost your curb appeal and maximize your home’s assets with our expert insights.
 

Entryway Colors
Popular Stain Colors by Region

Popular Stain Colors by Region

This land was made for every stain! From easy, breezy, beachy hues to hot and arid desert tones, each region favors a unique family of exterior stain colors. Learn what’s trending in your neck of the woods and beyond.

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DIY: How to Paint Your Ceiling

DIY: How to Paint Your Ceiling

Painting your ceiling shouldn’t be over your head. From preparation and paint to tools and technique, follow our simple steps to finish your fifth wall and start enjoying every dimension of your unique space.

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This Old House: The Farmhouse at Emerson Green

This Old House: The Farmhouse at Emerson Green

We teamed up with This Old House to design some truly inspired rooms for their 1,900 square-foot Idea House at Emerson Green. 

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Color Inspiration: Kitchen Cabinets

Color Inspiration: Kitchen Cabinets

Life happens in the kitchen. Transform your high-traffic space from standard to exceptional with a simple splash of color.

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2017 Home Decorating Ideas

2017 Home Decorating Ideas

This year, throw away the obligatory soul searching for big resolutions and try tackling a few small home projects to set the tone for 2017. Here are five ideas that require little time and financial investment and, unlike your resolutions, will be around all year. 

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Popular Exterior Paint Colors by Region

Popular Exterior Paint Colors by Region

Curious about how your environment might inform your design choices? Exterior home color palettes across the nation draw inspiration from seven diverse U.S. regions—each brilliant and unique in its ecosystems, atmosphere, and landscape. 

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Announcing our 2017 Color of the Year!

Announcing our 2017 Color of the Year!

To help consumers turn any room into a space for escaping the distractions of the outside world and finding satisfaction in solace, we’ve named soft violet Cloudberry (OL677.3) our 2017 Color of the Year!

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The Hottest Stain Trend in 4 Colors

The Hottest Stain Trend in 4 Colors

Gray stain colors have emerged over the last few years as beautiful foundations for fresh, modern designs. Here are four you'll absolutely love. 

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4 Timeless Wood Stain Colors for any Project

4 Timeless Wood Stain Colors for any Project

Whether you’re starting your own stain project or simply browsing for design inspiration, you can never go wrong with classic stain colors. These four browns are sure to jump-start your creative process.

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4 Wood Stain Colors You Never Knew Existed

4 Wood Stain Colors You Never Knew Existed

Recent design trends have come to showcase plenty of our more colorful wood stains. Once you see these four quintessentially quirky stain colors, you’ll never think of stain the same way again. 

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