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Paint Visualizer: Seeing Is Believing

Paint Visualizer: Seeing Is Believing

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Olympic® Facebook Email Promotion Terms and Conditions

Olympic® Facebook Email Promotion Terms and Conditions

Here are the official rules for the Olympic® Facebook Email Promotion.

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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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How To Paint A Front Door

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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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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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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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.

When Should I Paint Or Stain?
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
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
How To Paint A Room: What Paint Should I Choose?

How To Paint A Room: What Paint Should I Choose?

Use our guide to take the guesswork out of choosing the right house paint and make the right choice for your room painting project!

How To Paint A Room: What Paint To Use?
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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