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Olympic Maximum Sealant (Lowe's) wood stain

 
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$34
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Type: Clear sealer wood stains
About - Olympic Maximum Sealant (Lowe's)

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Appearance after 1 year:
Appearance after one year summarizes performance after one year of our accelerated weathering.
About This Brand

Olympic is a member of PPG's architectural coatings family of brands (the company was formerly known as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company). Olympic exterior stain can be found at Lowe's and independent paint and hardware dealers. Olympic stains include solid, semi-transparent, wood-toned, and clear finishes. Its most popular stains combine deck, fence, and siding applications in one product.

Features & Specs - Olympic Maximum Sealant (Lowe's)
info Resists cracking No
info Resists color change No
info Resists dirt No
info Resists mildew Yes
info VOCs (grams/liter) 98
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User Reviews - Olympic Maximum Sealant (Lowe's)
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1.0
Failed after one year
8/21/2015
Pros
Cons
Expensive for not working
Product Did Not Protect
Product Is Not Clear
Wasted time and money
Best Uses
Comment:
I used this product after replacing my deck railing. I installed Cedar railing and posts to replace my old pressure treated railing on my Deck. I followed the instructions as called out on the side of the can. Sanded all pieces to remove any rough surface. Waited a week after installation to insure all the pieces were totally dry and applied the product. 2 coats on all vertical surfaces and 3 on horizontal surfaces insuring each coat dried before applying the next. After one year the product is not protecting the wood. I see areas of discoloration and signs of mildew. Its a total rework of my railing,with who knows what product. If you want natural wood I'm not sure a product exists in this country to provide this. Wonder what the Swiss us on their beautiful chalets in the Alps. That's what we need.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Don't waste your money and time
4/26/2015
Pros
Cons
Did Not Last 9 Months
Did Not Last 9 Monts
Best Uses
Comment:
I used this product on a new cedar railing I installed around my deck. I applied it as recommended at the end of last summer and it now already shows weathering and needs to be redone. Very disappointing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Did Not Last Six Months
4/10/2015
Pros
Looked nice at first
Cons
Low Quality And Expensive
Low Quality Expensive
Poor customer service
Best Uses
None
Would not use again
Comment:
I spent an entire day power washing my deck and preparing it for stain. The next day, after it was all dry, my husband and I spent the whole day staining it with this Olympic Maximum product. It is a large deck. This was in September 2014, on a nice and sunny day. Now, six months later, the stain is flaking off in several spots and my deck looks TERRIBLE! If you go on Olympic's Facebook page, you'll see picture after picture of people who have had the same issue with some sort of Olympic deck product. I had previously power washed and stained the same deck several years ago and the stain lasted a long time. I expected the same from this product, but it is far, far inferior. I would never, ever buy this again. I wasted over $70 and a whole weekend initially staining the deck, and now I have to waste more time and money fixing it. I contacted customer service and the rep, Cheryl McClain, did not even apologize for the product's poor performance. I don't see how this company stays in business.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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