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Elite 3 Gal. Chestnut Brown Semi-Transparent Exterior Wood Stain and Sealant in One Low VOC

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  • Advanced, premium stain + sealer with rich color clarity
  • 4 season protection for cedar, redwood and pressure treated wood
  • Ideal for deck, fence & other exterior wood projects
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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

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

Transparent Wood Stain on Deck

Transparent/Toner

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

Semi Transparent Stain Color on Deck

Semi-Transparent

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

Semi-Solid Stain Color on Wood Deck

Semi-Solid

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

Solid Stain Color on Wood Deck

Solid

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

Deck Resurfacer

Resurfacer

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

About This Product

Olympic ELITE: A premium wood stain and sealer. This water based, semi-transparent wood stain adds color while still allowing the wood grain and texture 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 and provides a powerful mold, mildew and algae-resistant finish to your deck, fence. 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.

Highlights

  • Our best lifetime wood stain results, guaranteed
  • Advanced penetrating formula provides rich, beautiful color with stain & wood sealer all in one
  • Four season protection package delivers a urethane-fortified sealing formula for toughness against cracking and peeling, enhanced waterproofing protection and provides a powerful mold, mildew and algae-resistant finish
  • Exceptional color clarity to bring out the natural beauty of wood
  • Recommended for use on exterior wood decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood surfaces
  • Water based wood stain & sealer
  • A lifetime of durability and beauty
  • Apply two coats for best results
  • 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
  • When staining with a roller or sprayer, always back brush for best results
  • 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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Product Information

Internet # 312406877

Model # OLYEST3-03NV

Store SKU # 1005065267

Additional Resources

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

3 Gallon

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

900

Details

Application

Wood Deck Stain & Sealer

Application Method

Brush, Pad, Paint Sprayer, Pump-up Sprayer, Roller, Squeegee

Base Material

Water Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Chestnut Brown

Dry to Touch (min.)

240

Interior/Exterior

Exterior

Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)

90

Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)

35

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

Algae Resistant, Durable, Fast Drying, Low Odor, Mildew Resistant, Moisture Resistant, Mold Resistant, Sealer, UV/Fade Resistant, Washable, Waterproof

Recommended Number of Coats

2

Returnable

90-Day

Stain & Sealer In One

Yes

Substrate Condition

Bare Wood, Damp Wood, Finished Wood, Old/Reclaimed Wood, Pressure Treated Wood, Unfinished Wood

Substrate/Surface Material Use

Wood

Surface Location

Deck, Fence, Patio

Textured/Smooth

Smooth

Time before recoating (hours)

4

Transparency

Semi-Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Guarantee

Questions & Answers

115Questions
caret
Q:Can or should I apply Elite 5 gal. ST-2027 Timberline Semi-Transparent Exterior Stain and Sealant in One Low VOC every 2 or 3 years? If not, how often should it be reapplied, maybe every 4 to 6 years?
by|Apr 4, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello, we will need a bit more information about your project in order to provide a recommendation. Feel free to reach us at techservicerequests@ppg.com or 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET.

by|Apr 6, 2024
    caret
    Q:How long can I store Elite 5 gal. ST-2027 Timberline Semi-Transparent Exterior Stain and Sealant in One Low VOC after opening if I don't use it all?
    by|Apr 4, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  This product has a two year shelf life once opened. If you have any other technical questions feel free to reach us at techservicerequests@ppg.com or 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET.

    by|Apr 6, 2024
      caret
      Q:I was thinking about using the Olympia Elite to re-stain a front door. Most of the reviews appear to be for fences and decks. Is this a good stain to use on a front door?
      by|Mar 27, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi there, this product will work well for a front door, just be sure to remove any other coatings and to clean and sand the surface prior to application of the stain. If you have any other questions feel free to reach us at techservicerequests@ppg.com or 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET.

      by|Mar 30, 2024
        caret
        Q:My painter just power washed my fence, and stained with Maximum in the same day. It says the wood is supposed to be fully dry though. What can happen to my fence now that it's already done?
        by|Mar 10, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hi Toya, We are going to need a bit more information about your project in order to advise you. Please feel free to contact us at techservicerequests@ppg.com or 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET so we can gather more details about this issue and find you the best solution.

        by|Mar 14, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5

          • 4.2 out of 1,001 reviews
          • 71% recommend this product
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          • Verified Purchase
          Stain goes on easy and so far after one month our deck railings look great. Because our wood is old, we filled holes and cracks with white wood filler. Those spots show through the stain even after two coats. I’d suggest testing a filler, if you use one, to see if it takes up this stain or use /make a filler that matches this color. The color of the stain seems redder than the online sample. It leans more towards a terra cotta color…a bit darker than my clay pots. Appreciated the low voc while applying. Fingers crossed for how it weathers/ages-that’s why giving it 4 stars instead of 5
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          • Verified Purchase
          Color is wrong
          From the color presented for American Chestnut, the actual stain is quite a bit darker!
          by
            Great color. I stained the 6 x 6 post…
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            • Verified Purchase
            Get an extra can just in case.
            We used a sprayer to apply the semi-transparent Walnut Olympic Elite to spruce, pine, fir pressure treated panels. We used roughly two cans per side, one coat, and spread evenly with a brush. The wood absorbed it without peeling or flaking and the grain of the wood is still very visible.
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              • Recommended
              Not as transparent as I thought it would be. Can still see the grain but at a distance it appears painted. Goes on easy and covers in two coats.
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              Response from Olympic TeamAug 18, 2023
              Hello, we’re sorry to hear that you’ve had a negative experience. We would very much like to speak with you about your project so that we can understand more about the problem you're experiencing. Please contact one of our technical specialists at techservicerequests@ppg.com or 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
              • Verified Purchase
              Good color. Does have some sealant in it, but not enough to weather the sun in Colorado. We have to restain our deck every 2 years.
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              • Verified Purchase
              Stain and sealing a child's playset
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My granddaughter's playset is 3 years old and constructed of treated lumber. It came as a kit, so selecting individual lengths of lumber was not possible. I have found that treated lumber is not always the best quality and after 3 years of Mid-Atlantic weathering, it was due for a quality stain or paint product. I chose Olympic Elite because I did not want to do this job again in the near future. I pressure washed the set and allowed it to thoroughly dry. This took some time, because scattered showered appeared often. Once dry, I used an orbital sander to knock down the raised grain, splinters and imperfections. I hosed the dust and again waited for the wood to dry. We brushed the stain on and it covered nicely. We had sufficient stain left over in the gallon can to apply a second coat. It probably was not required, but I would rather stain than have to pressure wash, sand and prep again in a couple of years. That evening, we had a downpour. I went out to check the stain the next morning and it looked great. This is a quality product. Nice application, great look, and the DNA of an excellent company. I highly recommend Olympic Elite.
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                • Recommended
                It was just what we were looking for! And the nice girl A tall redhead - sorry forgot her name- was the one that introduced us to it! She was helpful and pleasant and much better than the older gentleman who kinda took over from her? Great color true brown not red orange or yellow under tint Probably would have never found that shade without her help:)
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                • Verified Purchase
                Love my new project!
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Excellent coverage. Lots of compliments. I only needed to use one coat which made the product go further than I expected. Was able to stain more than I had originally planned. Thank you again PPG for excellent products. I recommend to all my friends
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