Olympic Maximum Stain – Deck Before & After

Olympic Maximum Stain and Premium Deck Cleaner  #uptothetest

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If you remember a few weeks ago Olympic Paint & Stain sent myself and three other bloggers to the Good Housekeeping Labs in Manhattan, NY to see what goes on #BehindTheSeal (for those who missed it you can read more here).  Part of partnering with Olympic Paint & Stain is to test out some of their products.  For this project I used their Premium Deck Cleaner and Maximum Stain on my deck.

My deck was in rough shape.  The old stain was badly faded/worn off and green mildew started growing on the deck and house. It was time to see if Olympic’s deck cleaner and stain were #uptothetest!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner Features:

  • Penetrates deep into the wood and lifts dirt to the surface to be rinsed away
  • Simply apply, let sit for five to 10 minutes, then rinse off
  • Ready to use
  • No scrubbing required
  • Biodegradable

Using the Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner could not have been easier.  You simply apply the cleaner with an garden sprayer (Olympic has sprayers here) let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes then wash it off. It’s that simple!  I did NOT have to use any elbow grease removing the dirt and mildew.  I not only used the deck cleaner on my deck, but I also used it on my vinyl siding, the stone wall and concrete stones.  Last year when I tried removing the mildew off the side of my house with a power washer, it took about an hour to get a 2′ section somewhat clean.  I ended up having to use bleach and a scrub brush and a lot of elbow grease.  This year with the Premium Deck Cleaner, I just sprayed it on, waited the allotted time and washed it off with a hose.  NO scrubbing at all!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner  #uptothetest

One of my neighbors watched how easy it was for me using the Olympic Deck Cleaner.  She then went to Lowes and bought two containers for her own deck.  She even helped wash the cleaner off of my deck before she went to buy her own!  I will never use anything else except for Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner going forward to wash my house, deck and rock walls.  Why spend a day scrubbing and having it take literally the whole day when I can just spray this on, sit and chat with my neighbor for 10 minutes, then rinse it all off?

Here you can see the before and after using the deck cleaner!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner  #uptothetest - Deck Before & After

After my deck dried (I had to wait a few days due to rain), I stained the deck using Olympic Maximum Stain. I chose a semi transparent stain in the color espresso.  You can see all their stain colors here.

Olympic Maximum Stain Features:

  • Enhanced waterproofing protection
  • Advanced SunBlock® UV defense
  • Extends color life
  • Exclusive Scuff Guard® technology
  • Provides our best mildew resistant coating
  • Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest Deck Before & After

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest Deck Before & After

I applied the stain using a stain pad.  It took about 2 hours to stain my whole deck.  Again, my neighbor wanted to help me (her way of testing out the product before buying it for her own home!  She’s the best neighbor and friend you could ask for!).  While I cut in with a brush around the perimeter and stained the stairs, my neighbor used the stain pad and started staining the middle.  When I finished cutting in, we took turns staining the center boards.  The stain dries very fast.  I was nervous because about 6 hours after we finished staining, we had a light rain, but it didn’t affect the deck.  Thank goodness!!  I was also hesitant to walk on the deck too soon, but I had to take my dog out and sure enough it was dry enough for us to walk on after a few hours.

Here you can see the before and after staining!

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest - Before & After Deck

I love how clean and fresh my deck looks now that it is finished with the staining process.  The flooring looks so nice, it’s making my deck furniture look pale in comparison. I might need to upgrade the furniture to keep up with how nice the decking looks!

A few more photos to enjoy!

Cutest dog in the world enjoying the new deck (I’m not biased much lol)

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest - Deck Before & After

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest Deck Before & After

Olympic Maximum Stain  #uptothetest Before & After Deck

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner & Maximum Stain #uptothetest

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner & Maximum Stain #uptothetest

Now if only I could figure out a way to get the trees to stop dropping their pine needles!  If you have a deck that needs a good stain job, give Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner and Maximum Stain a try.  I certainly will use these products again and again!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner & Maximum Stain #uptothetest

In my opinion Olympic Maximum Stain and Premium Deck Cleaner are both #uptothetest!  I really could not ask for more from a product as far as ease of use goes these both went far beyond my expectations!

Don’t forget to follow along with my fellow bloggers who are testing out Olympic Products as well!  And be sure to check back with me as I will be reviewing Olympic One Paint next month!  You definitely do not want to miss that room makeover!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner & Maximum Stain #uptothetest

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49 comments for “Olympic Maximum Stain – Deck Before & After

  1. June 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Wow!! That looks awesome! We built our deck a few years ago but it’s starting to show its age so we need to stain it sometime this summer.
    I hope ours looks just a great!

  2. June 19, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Dria, the difference is amazing! That deck cleaner seems so easy to use and the stain really makes a huge improvement! Your whole backyard area is beautiful. 🙂

  3. June 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Wow! That is a major difference! It looks so great!

  4. June 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

    What a difference Dria!! Your deck looks awesome!! 🙂

  5. June 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful job, Dria! Your deck is so inviting. Olympic products can’t be beat. Thanks for all the tips!

  6. June 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Wow your deck looks amazing. All ready for the big summer this year.

  7. Janice
    June 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    It looks absolutely great! Looks like professionals were hired. I think many who see this will say “I can do that!” and make a visit to their local Olympic supplier! You’re the gal!

  8. June 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    It certainly made a big difference. With a large deck like that maintenance is even more important. It would cost a pretty penny to replace.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      You are so right maintenance is so important and now it’s super easy!

  9. June 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Well done! It looks great and I love the darker color! Glad you got all that green off!

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I’m so happy the green is gone too. I love decks in dark colors!

  10. June 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Wow that is a huge difference and it is not a back back breaking job. We re-did our deck and it was a tough job. Great product.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I’m so happy it was so easy to do, now I won’t cringe the next time I have to re-stain it!

  11. June 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Your deck looks great! I need to stain ours very soon. I’ll definitely look for this product.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks so much Paula!!

  12. June 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful! And that looks really easy to do. I’ll have to show my mother this. She restains her deck every few years.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      It was so easy I’m actually looking forward to the upkeep of the deck now!

  13. June 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

    wow that looks amazing, looks like a whole new deck!

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      I agree it’s nice to have a nice looking deck again!

  14. June 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Oh, wow. It’s like you’re talking to me. We got a really awful stain last year and need to strip and refinish our deck, and I don’t know how! I really like Olympic, so I guess I should maybe email them for advice?

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Yup I would they are super helpful and can tell you the best way to fix your deck, best of luck!!

  15. June 17, 2014 at 6:24 am

    my husband just stained our deck I know he wished he knew about the cleaner first, he rented a power washer.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 6:39 am

      I was going to powerwash my deck until I spoke to a rep from Olympic he told me power washing can damage the decking and it takes a long time to dry out because the water penetrates to far down when you power wash. 🙂 Tell your hubby you found a much easier way for him to clean the deck for the next time 🙂

  16. June 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I haven’t tried the stain yet, but I’ve used the deck cleaner and it’s fantastic. Your deck looks amazing now!

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

      Thank you so much Liz, I agree that cleaner was the best!

  17. June 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    What a difference your deck now looks like new. love the new look.

    • Dria
      June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

      Me too Maria! Thank you for stopping by!

  18. June 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I love the results.

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa!

  19. June 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    You did such a professional job! I will have to look into this because our deck could sure use a little update as well.

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      I used to hate restaining my deck mostly due to how hard it was to clean, Olympic changed my mind on that, that’s for sure!

  20. June 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Your deck looks fabulous! You did an awesome job and I love your dog too by the way! 🙂

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Aww 😉 thank you so much! He’s my DIY sidekick that’s for sure always with me!

  21. June 16, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Wow! What a difference! Now you are all ready for summer on that great deck!

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      😉 I agree! It’s hard not sitting out there with my morning coffee now!

  22. June 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Wow! What an awesome product! I am so going to share this with my hubby for the flip houses that he does. Sure would have come in handy on the last house. That deck was so dirty!!! Yours turned out great! Such a pretty outdoor space! ~Christy

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much Christy! I think your hubby will love using their products!

  23. June 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Your deck looks gorgeous! We are needing to re stain ours. I’ll have to give this brand a try. Thanks

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy I used Olympic this time around, the stain is super nice and the cleaner was unreal it worked so fast and easy!

  24. June 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Nice stain…we need to stain our deck at home this year. Your deck looks really nice.

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie!

  25. June 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Looks Great I Really Need To Do y Decks I Will Be Getting Some Great Results!

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! I bet you will love their stain on your deck too!

  26. June 16, 2014 at 10:47 am

    That is a great outcome. I love how easy it is to use

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much Debbie! I agree it was so easy, I used to dread re-staining my deck now I know how much a breeze it will be the next time I have to do it with Olympic Stain!

  27. June 16, 2014 at 10:08 am

    It came out awesome! OMG, you must be so happy!

    • Dria
      June 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much Robin! I am super happy with the results!

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