MAXIMUM® Stain + Sealant in One Semi-Transparent

MAXIMUM® Stain + Sealant in One Semi-Transparent

A penetrating acrylic/oil formula that stains and seals wood to offer great protection against water damage, UV rays, scuffs and provides a mildew-resistant coating.
Water Proofing Protection:
 
 
Fade Protection:
 
 
Durability:
 
 
Colors: Over 40 Olympic Colors
Uses: Decks, fences, siding, wooden furniture & structures
Details

Warranty

Guaranteed to prevent water damage and graying for a minimum of six (6) years on decks and eight (8) years on fences and siding.

Coverage

One gallon covers approximately 250 to 350 sq. feet or 23.2 to 32.5 sq. meters depending on wood texture and porosity.

Area Preparation

Coatings and contaminants must be completely removed from the surface. Clean with the appropriate Olympic cleaner prior to applying product.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.

Application

Test a small area to ensure acceptable appearance and penetration. Apply one thin coat with a high-quality brush, roller or paint pad or by spray equipment. When spraying or rolling, always back brush for best results.

Application Temperature

Can be applied down to 35°F.

Drying Time

Normally dries in 24 hours when applied at 50°F to 85°F. Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, color and air movement.

Cleanup

Clean brushes and tools with soap and water.

Warning

Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

Benefits
  • Penetrating, acrylic/oil formula offers great protection
  • Stain + Sealant in One protects and beautifies in one step
  • Enhanced waterproofing protection
  • Advanced SunBlock® UV defense ensures long lasting, beautiful color
  • Exclusive Scuff Guard® technology protects the surface
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Weather-Ready Application – allows greater opportunities for staining. You can clean and stain on the same day, even after rain.  Read more here.
Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great I bought this from Lowes. I first with a small can of the redwood semi transparent. I was able to drain my very small side porch with 3 coats. I didn't need 3 but because I had about a quarter of the can left I did the 3rd. It's been about a month and its holding up wonderfully. I ended up purchasing a full gallon and used it on some shutters and other outside projects. Absolutely love it. Kinda sad Lowes isn't advertising it like they do Valspar.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Should have read all the reviews. I have the same results as the rest with one star rating. Not even a complete year. Took my daughter and I three days to cover our huge patio. Just one spot on our patio. Product does not adhere to deck.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last! My deck was power washed thoroughly, then stained with 5 gals of this product in late summer, 2017. When winter was over, and we could actually see what the deck looked like, it was apparent the stain was coming off then. It's now June 2018, and the photos show what it looks like at present. This is definitely NOT a six year product! I am not satisfied at all, and I would like my money back since I now have to start over. I will be choosing a different product this time.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissappointed I stained my deck 1 year ago with semi transparent 6 yr. Polar blue. getting ready to redo because stain has already worn off. This is not the product it once was.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE Used this on fresh power wash and completely dry deck July 1 2016, by spring 2017 it was peeling . Said to call the 800 # for further info. Says 6 yr protection, I got 6 months... want money back NOW! DO NOT BUY!
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed Twice In 2016, I used this on my deck and it turned out great. after one winter the deck stain was deteriorated to the point of redoing the whole thing. I did the deck over in 2017, and go figure after the winter my deck is in need again. The stain doesn't hold for more than a season.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t waste your time or money! Not impressed! Looks good for one year. After that, any year after that is subject to restraining. Don’t wast your money buying the 6year product, I bought and applied two years ago and needs to be redone. The nice thing is when you call customer service to see about their “ warranty” they are nice enough to you you a lesson on how to stain a deck and wish you luck next time.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointing product Last June, I diligently cleaned my deck using Olympic deck cleaner and then applied Olympic’s Maximum protection semi-transparent stain following the instructions on the can. Sadly, the product lasted far shorter than the 6 years stated on the can, about 8 months! Now I have peeling stain and bare areas all over my deck. It’s going to take hours to strip off this peeling mess and put on another product.
Date published: 2018-05-06
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Questions and Answers
Olympic® MAXIMUM® Stain + Sealant in One Semi-Transparent is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 348.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great I bought this from Lowes. I first with a small can of the redwood semi transparent. I was able to drain my very small side porch with 3 coats. I didn't need 3 but because I had about a quarter of the can left I did the 3rd. It's been about a month and its holding up wonderfully. I ended up purchasing a full gallon and used it on some shutters and other outside projects. Absolutely love it. Kinda sad Lowes isn't advertising it like they do Valspar.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Should have read all the reviews. I have the same results as the rest with one star rating. Not even a complete year. Took my daughter and I three days to cover our huge patio. Just one spot on our patio. Product does not adhere to deck.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last! My deck was power washed thoroughly, then stained with 5 gals of this product in late summer, 2017. When winter was over, and we could actually see what the deck looked like, it was apparent the stain was coming off then. It's now June 2018, and the photos show what it looks like at present. This is definitely NOT a six year product! I am not satisfied at all, and I would like my money back since I now have to start over. I will be choosing a different product this time.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissappointed I stained my deck 1 year ago with semi transparent 6 yr. Polar blue. getting ready to redo because stain has already worn off. This is not the product it once was.
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE Used this on fresh power wash and completely dry deck July 1 2016, by spring 2017 it was peeling . Said to call the 800 # for further info. Says 6 yr protection, I got 6 months... want money back NOW! DO NOT BUY!
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed Twice In 2016, I used this on my deck and it turned out great. after one winter the deck stain was deteriorated to the point of redoing the whole thing. I did the deck over in 2017, and go figure after the winter my deck is in need again. The stain doesn't hold for more than a season.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t waste your time or money! Not impressed! Looks good for one year. After that, any year after that is subject to restraining. Don’t wast your money buying the 6year product, I bought and applied two years ago and needs to be redone. The nice thing is when you call customer service to see about their “ warranty” they are nice enough to you you a lesson on how to stain a deck and wish you luck next time.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointing product Last June, I diligently cleaned my deck using Olympic deck cleaner and then applied Olympic’s Maximum protection semi-transparent stain following the instructions on the can. Sadly, the product lasted far shorter than the 6 years stated on the can, about 8 months! Now I have peeling stain and bare areas all over my deck. It’s going to take hours to strip off this peeling mess and put on another product.
Date published: 2018-05-06
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