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Elite 1 gal. Chestnut Brown Solid Advanced Exterior Stain and Sealant in One

  • #1 Rated solid stain per Independent Consumer Study
  • Can be applied to damp wood and in temperatures from 35-90⁰F
  • Protection backed by a Lifetime Guarantee
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Product Details

Deck Stain Waterproof Wood Protection

Waterproof Deck Stain

Olympic Elite wood stain penetrates and protects your deck from water damage and protects against mold, mildew and algae growth.

Deck Protected from Snow

4 Season Deck Protection

Olympic Elite expands and contracts to resist peeling and cracking in cold climates and protects from fading in sunny climates.

Deck Stain Color Clear

Our Best Wood Protection

Olympic Elite provides rich, penetrating wood stain color that resists color fade year after year. Back by a Lifetime Guarantee.

How Much Deck Stain You Need Guide

How much deck stain is needed

The size of your project will determine how much stain you need. Solid color stains require two coats.

Deck Cleaner

Clean your deck

Sweep debris from deck then use Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner to wash away dirt and stains caused by mildew.

Prepping Wood Deck

Prep your deck

Tape off surfaces you don't want stained. Avoid staining wood in direct sunlight to avoid uneven drying.

Staining Deck With Wood Stain

Wood stain application

For even wood stain coverage, apply the stain to one board at a time. For best results, backbrush into the wood surface.

Clear Wood Deck Stain


Clear finish allows your wood to weather and gray naturally. Least Protection, Most Wood Grain.

Transparent Wood Stain on Deck


Slight hint of stain color highlights wood grain. Less Protection, More Wood Grain.

Semi Transparent Stain Color on Deck


Rich stain color that allows wood grain and texture to show. More Protection, Less Wood Grain.

Semi-Solid Stain Color on Wood Deck


Same rich stain color as semi-transparent, but hides more wood grain. More Protection, Least Wood Grain.

Solid Stain Color on Wood Deck


Fully opaque stain color covers the wood grain and accentuates the texture. Most Protection, No Wood Grain.

Deck Resurfacer


Create a new, durable surface on worn or weathered wood and concrete.

Olympic ELITE: A premium wood stain and sealant. This solid wood stain adds a rich, opaque stain color while still allowing the texture of the wood to show. This super-premium exterior wood stain is formulated to protect and enhance the natural look of wood while providing protection and beauty through all seasons with a powerful mold, mildew and algae-resistant finish. All backed by a lifetime guarantee. Recommended for use on any properly prepared exterior wood, including decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood surfaces.
  • Wood stain and sealant in one
  • Our best lifetime wood stain results guaranteed
  • Features high quality performance and beauty with an optimized blend of penetrating natural oils
  • Color Rich technology provides ultra-durable pigments for enhanced protection, a penetrating formula with a rich, beautiful finish and exceptional UV resistance to prevent fading
  • All-Climate protection package delivers a urethane-fortified formula for toughness, enhanced waterproofing protection, a powerful mildew and algae-resistant wood coating
  • This exterior wood stain has Four Season protection package that delivers a urethane-fortified formula for toughness against cracking and peeling
  • Excellent for all wood types, including exotic hardwoods
  • Apply to new, dry, pressure-treated wood, uncoated new or weathered wood, or previously coated wood with a weathered, clear sealant, or semi-transparent stain
  • Low VOC, water based wood stain formula gives off less odor and harmful fumes as wood dries
  • Easy cleanup with soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Questions & Answers

Q:Will this product work well on a exterior fiberglass door?
by|Oct 31, 2020
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A:  This product is not recommended for Fiberglass. Please call our tech support line at 1-800-426-6306 so that we may give you product solutions.

by|Nov 3, 2020
    Q:Can I use this to paint over previously stained deck
    by|Oct 1, 2020
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    A:  As long as the surface is clean and sound, the Elite can go over another solid color stain. I would recommend a light sanding to promote adhesion. Any additional questions, please reach out to the technical team at 800-454-3336.

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      by|Apr 29, 2020
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      Q:If I buy a gallon of elite chestnut brown solid stain now and leave it unopened will it still be ...
      by|Jul 12, 2019
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      A:  Hi Denny, the shelf life for this product is 2 years.

      by|Jul 15, 2019
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        Customer Reviews

        3.8 out of 5
        • 3.8
          out of 122 reviews
        • 72%recommend this product
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        ELITE solid stain for pressure treated deck
        Staining in November in the northeast can be tricky due to cooler temperatures and frequent overnight frost/heavy morning dew. I waited to apply the elite solid stain on a day where Daytime temps were in the 60's and 50's overnight. I waited until the dew point was about 20 degrees below ambient before starting, applied 2 coats to railing caps and stairs about 2 hours apart and very happy that there were no curing issues even with rain after 36 hours. Product is easy to apply and covers well with roller and backbrushing. I gave 4 stars because I just finished applying and do not know how well it holds up over winter. If it performs well over winter, I will apply same to all the 20 year old floorboards in the spring.
          Olympic Elite Solid - Highly Recommended
          I typically don't write reviews but I was surprised by how well the stain held up. See the attached picture after applying the stain 5 years ago. I have used a variety of stains and that is how it typically looks after 2 years. I won't have to restain any verticals just the horizontal surfaces.
            Looks great!
              Very disappointed!
              After allowing my new deck to cure for a After slowing my new deck to cure a year... I applied Olympic Elite last August. It already peeled and needed to be sanded off so I can have it restrained. Very expensive to have a painter do this for me.
              Response from Client CareApr 16, 2021
              Hey there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our stain wasn't what you expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.
                Color not as pictured!
                Had deck stained 3 days ago in Rustic Cedar. Color is much lighter than pictured and does not dry well. After 3 days, it is still sticky with bare feet. Note, pic is taken in shade.
                  Terrible product
                  Bought Olympic Elite stain because had good experience with other Olympic products. Sanded, washed and made sure deck was totally dry before applying. After one winter this is what it looks like. Not sure what to do.
                    Do not recommend
                    I just stained my deck in the fall before it got cold & this is how it looks 6 months later. It didn’t even last through 1 winter and we only had snow 1 time which melted the same day.
                    Response from OlympicPaintsStainsApr 7, 2020
                    Hi there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our stain wasn't what you expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.
                      looks good
                      Easy to apply, great coverage. Easy clean up. I purchased this based on consumer reports reviews. Made old deck look new again. I thought I was going to replace boards, but tried this first. Looks awesome. Used on 2 decks, railing, and privacy fence. It is a little pricey but worth it, 10 rebate per gallon going on now
                        • Recommended
                        TERRIBLE! Wish I could choose zero stars!
                        After one fall and one winter (where it received no traffic or shovelling) almost all of the stain is flaking off or gone off of my deck.
                        Response from Olympic StainsApr 8, 2019
                        Hi there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our stain wasn't what you expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.
                          Terrible product and service
                          I purchased this product 3 years ago and applied it as instructed to a covered 2 year old deck. The finish was fine for a year when where it was exposed to weather it showed signs of extreme wear. Within 18 months it completely wore off. It looks terrible. I don’t recommend this product.
                          Response from Customer ServiceOct 16, 2018
                          hi there, So sorry that you had a negative experience with our stain. We'd like to hear more about your project so we can figure out why this happened and then find you a solution. Please call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.
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