Olympic Maximum Stain – Up To The Test

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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17 comments for “Olympic Maximum Stain – Up To The Test

  1. August 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I know what you mean about needing to protect against the snow! It warps it and splinters it so quickly. This stain looks great!

  2. August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    There’s nothing like a nicely stained deck or piece of furniture. A smooth waterproof finish is the trick. A good product makes all the difference.

  3. August 19, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Oh wow, your deck looks incredible! Fabulous job. Our deck is much too small at the moment to do much with, but hubby is talking about doing some work on it next summer, so here’s hoping!

  4. Amanda Love
    August 19, 2014 at 6:50 am

    I don’t have a deck but loved what you did with yours. It looks beautiful!

  5. August 19, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I like the color you chose. We did our deck last year, but now it has sunscreen stains on it 🙁

  6. August 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    We just re-stained our deck 2 weeks ago.

  7. August 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I love when bloggers follow up on reviews because while the product may be amazing on day 1, how does it hold up months, or even years later? Thanks for sharing!

  8. August 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    That’s a good tip about the power washing trapping the dirt. It would not be pleasant for it to rise later, that’s for sure.

  9. August 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    The pictures looks like this works great. I will have to share it with my friends who have decks.

  10. August 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I wish I had a deck to stain! I know my parents like this brand though

  11. August 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Sounds like a great product! Sounds like it would make the wood last longer!

  12. d
    August 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Your stain is gorgeous!! Great job. I love the dark color.

  13. August 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I really like the dark colored stain. I don’t think I’ve heard of this brand but I like the outcome!

  14. August 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I did not know that about the power washing! I definitely need to check out the how-to videos!

  15. August 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    we don’t have a deck right now- but i have a swingset for the kids that needs to be stained again. actually it needed it at the beginning of summer, and now we REALLY need it done. sigh. i think i may grab the olympic!

  16. August 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Definitely need to check this out! We could sure use a deck makeover.

  17. Robin Rue
    August 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Our deck needs to be re-stained in the worst way. Sounds like Olympic is the way to go!

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