Exterior


How many coats of stain should I apply?

How many coats of stain should I apply?

The unique characteristics of the wood stain you choose will determine the number of coats your project needs. 

How Many Coats Of Stain Should I Apply?
Exterior Paint Colors

Exterior Paint Colors You Will Love

Looking for ideas to spruce up your home’s public persona? Take a look at these lovely exterior paint colors.

Exterior Paint Colors
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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Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Deck Ideas: Do I need to clean my deck before I stain it?

Cleaning your deck prior to applying fresh stain is an important step towards protecting your surfaces. 

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Exterior Project Guides

Exterior Project Guides

Bring your home’s exterior to life by consulting our Exterior Project Guides for inspiration, tips and tricks. 

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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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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!

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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.

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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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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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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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Paints

Paints

Olympic Paints and Stains has interior paints, exterior paints, and primers to help you do your project right the first time. 

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Paints

Paints

Olympic Paints and Stains has interior paints, exterior paints, and primers to help you do your project right the first time. 

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Exteriors

Exteriors

An exterior project can revitalize your home. Get inspired with one of our exterior design showcases. 

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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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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
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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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
Paint Calculator

Paint Calculator

Determine the right amount of paint needed for your project and avoid underestimating by using our easy paint calculator.

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How To Paint: When To Paint Or Stain?

How To Paint: When To Paint Or Stain?

Should you paint or should you stain? Consult our helpful guide to determine what's right for you.

How To Paint: When To Paint Or Stain?
How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

How To Stain Your Wood Deck In 4 Easy Steps

Want to learn how to stain wood? Follow these simple steps to learn how to stain your deck and your project will be stained in no time.  Choose all climate stain protection with a durable finish. Get started today!

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How To Paint Your Front Door In 6 Easy Steps

How To Paint Your Front Door In 6 Easy Steps

Use these quick steps to give your entrance a fresh look. 

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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
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
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!
How long do I have to wait to restain my solid color stain?

How long do I have to wait to restain my solid color stain?

Stains vary in their opacity. Solid color stain lasts longer than clears and semi-transparents, so they can go longer before recoating.

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Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

Video: Why Apply A Wood Stain Or Sealant?

A little stain can go a long way towards protecting your valuable deck, furntiture or building. We show you why in this video. 

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Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Video: Should I Clean My Wood Before I Stain?

Watch this video to learn how to properly clean your wood before applying a layer of stain. 

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Front Door Paint Colors

Beautiful Front Door Paint Colors

Doors are the gateways of your home. Whether inside or out, each door is an opportunity to turn heads, welcome friends, or tie together an entire paint color palette by using a front door paint color that pops.

Front Door Colors You Will Love!
Paints

Paints

Olympic Paints and Stains has interior paints, exterior paints, and primers to help you do your project right the first time. 

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All Articles

All Articles

Take the guesswork out of choosing paint colors and applying paints and stains by reading from our collection of articles.

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Front Door Paint Colors

The Only 6 Front Door Colors You Need

There are thousands of colors out there, so let's cut to the chase. Here's a quick list of the shades that will work best for refinishing your front door.

Front Door Paint Colors!
How To Give Your Front Door A Makeover In Four Steps

How To Give Your Front Door A Makeover In Four Steps

Give visitors to your home a great first impression by creating a beautiful and welcoming entryway. Use these front door painting tips to give your home great curb appeal.

How To Paint A Front Door - Painting Advice
The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

The One Quick Trick To Finding Out If Your Deck Needs To Be Stained!

Take the guesswork out of staining. This quick test will tell you if your deck is in need of a good staining. 

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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.

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Advice

Advice

Every project has a first step. We show you how to start your DIY project with confidence. 

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Exterior Paints

Exterior Paints

Choose the best to protect your home from Mother Nature's worst. Olympic Exterior Paints stand up to the elements and keep your home looking its best.

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