It’s been a few months since I stained my deck using Olympic Maximum stain, I want to give my feedback on how this product is holding # up to the test. For a good portion of the winter my deck sits beneath snow, so having protection between the snow and the wood is essential if I do not want to replace boards on a constant basis. Since using the Olympic Maximum stain I can honestly say every time it rains I smile seeing the water puddle on top of the wood instead of seeping down into the grain. I feel pretty confident the snow will not be penetrating the decking this winter!
If you recall before I stained my deck I used Olympic Deck Wash I did not power wash my deck. I feel it is important to touch on this subject to achieve the best results. Power washing with high pressure can drive dirt and contaminants into the wood. Over time, it is those contaminants that rise to the surface and cause coating failure. I Highly recommend watching the Olympic Do-it-yourself Videos before you start your projects. You certainly don’t want to spend time and money refinishing your deck only to have it fail due to improper cleaning or application etc.
The boards on my deck are pressure treated, they only needed one coat of deck stain however, the stairs are not pressure treated and required two coats of stain. I can see why Olympic Maximum Stain received the Good Housekeeping Seal. I have a mildew problem on the east side of my house (the deck side) one of the highlights of Maximum Stain is being mildew resistant, since staining the deck there has been no more mildew! I couldn’t be happier with the results that were achieved using Olympic Maximum Stain, it really is #UpToTheTest!
I would highly recommend using Olympic Maximum Stain as it was so easy to use and it is proving to protect my decking just as it was stated to do. Please be sure to follow the directions by Olympic to achieve the best results and protection!
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