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Maximum 1 Gal. Clear Exterior Waterproofing Sealant

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  • #1 Rated clear per Independent Consumer Study
  • Provides 3 years of protection on decks, 4 years fences & siding
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Olympic Maximum Clear Waterproofing Sealant is #1 rated three years in a row by a leading consumer magazine among clear wood sealer stains. Features a penetrating formula that offers great protection against water damage, UV wear, scuffs and mildew stains. Promotes the natural beauty and durability of your wood. Recommended for use on exterior wood decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood surfaces. 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.
  • Penetrating formula delivers enhanced protection
  • Clear waterproofing wood deck and fence sealant
  • Provides a clear, mildew resistant coating
  • Enhanced waterproofing protection
  • Clean and stain on the same day even after rain, mist and apply on hot sunny days
  • Rain ready in 8 hours after application, apply down to 35°F
  • Easy cleanup with soap and water
  • Apply one thin, even coat for best results
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA



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Q:The wood I sealed has a galvanized frame and braces. Will the metal that got sealer on it be affected (i.e. Corrosion) ?
by|Nov 8, 2022
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A:  The coating will leave a little bit of color tint but that's it. It's oil based so once dry it won't be easy to remove.

by|Nov 12, 2022

    A:  It shouldn't be an issue. I've used this product to seal decks with galvanized nails as well as stainless steel screws. Never had any problems. It appears it might help to preserve the finish.

    by|Nov 11, 2022

      A:  Hi there, please call us at 1-800-441-9695 to discuss your project further.

      by|Nov 8, 2022
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        Q:Does this need to be reapplied every 3 years? Will it chip off like stain does?
        by|Oct 20, 2022
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        A:  To determine if it’s time to reapply, test wood for absorbency by sprinkling water on the surface – if water is absorbed within 30 sec. to 2 min., depending on climate, the surface is ready for finishing. If the wood is not absorbing the water, let the wood weather longer and re-test. The product should not chip off unless it was overapplied or applied over sealed wood.

        by|Oct 24, 2022
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          Q:Can this be used over a painted sign on plywood with vinyl stickers to seal in from the elements?
          by|Oct 19, 2022
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          A:  This product is not recommended over existing paint.

          by|Oct 24, 2022
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            Q:I sanded my porch down and painted it. I applied this thinking it would be clear as it states. Instead it had a yellowish tint to it and now my porch is ruined.
            by|Sep 15, 2022
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            A:  Hi Nina, please call us at 1-800-441-9695 to discuss this in more detail.

            by|Sep 17, 2022
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              Customer Reviews

              4.2 out of 5
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              Great natural look
              I rebuilt my deck in 2017 and have been using this product ever since. Like any product the results are in the prep and application. Each spring I have sanded the deck with 150 grit sandpaper, thoroughly cleaning with deck cleaner and the following day applied this stain/sealer Olympic Maximum clear with a roller. My only complaint is that this stain only lasts about 6 months. A few things I have learned. A roller does not thoroughly get between the space in each board. You have to use a brush to do that. Also don’t put this on real thick. I have found that after brushing or rolling this product take an old towel and wipe it down. This year I again cleaned the deck after 6 months in the Fall and put another light coat down. Hopefully I won’t have to re sand in the spring and just clean and reseal. Pictures are after the recent Fall application
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                • Recommended
                Not clear
                This is NOT clear. It gives a yellow color
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                Response from Olympic TeamOct 5, 2022
                Hi Nina, we're sorry to hear that the color of the stain wasn't as expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
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                Not happy with this stain
                I purchased 33 1-gallon cans of the Olympic clear stain the summer of 2021, now I have mildew all over the fence 1 year later. I feel misled because it indicates on the can of Olympic Maximum 4 years for a fence, and it is mildew resistant - well it is not I put the Olympic deck clearer on then sanded the whole fence down then pressure washed it. I let it dry for 2 days then I rolled the stain on both sides of my fence. First of all, the fence looked great once I put the stain on. Got lots of comments on how people loved the color of the stain I used. I wish I had used another stain, but I feel like I was misled because the can indicated 4 years for a fence .
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                Response from Olympic TeamOct 5, 2022
                We're sad to hear you're unhappy with our product and it grew mildew. Our team wants to help. Please call our technical services team at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm EST. They have the knowledge and resources available to resolve the product issue. OlympicPaint
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Great for sealing swingsets
                  I read the reviews about the color and they are correct in that the "clear" is yellow tinted. However, my swingset was already stained with a sunproof stain and needed waterproofing. Because this can be used over already stained wood, this was a great option. It has rained several times and our swingset is in the line of fire for a few sprinklers- holding up great!
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                    $3k down the drain!!
                    Brand new fence RUINED!! My husband put it on I was thinking ok well it’s still wet it will lighten once it dries I was wrong my new fence is now school bus yellow it is awful and has ruined my fence!!! Now what?!? Your can says CLEAR and Home Depot told us it is clear and it is nothing of the sorts!! I’m so upset about this because I cannot adored to build a new fence and I hate it!! Looks like garbage now!
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                    Response from Olympic TeamJun 1, 2022
                    We're disappointed in learning about your experience with our product and hope that we may have the opportunity to earn back your trust. Please call us at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET for further assistance. OlympicPaint
                      1 found this review helpful
                      Nice stain for my outdoor swing & frame.
                      Very nice clear coat for my outdoor swing. It has a yellowish tint to it and I believe that it really makes the swing look nice. I applied two coats to my swing and frame.
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                      Does the job.
                      First off I use 15 gallons. I have a lot of fence. New construction so some of the fence was new. I purchased a backpack 4 gallon sprayer from Harbor Freight for $ 20. It worked great & cleaned up nicely. I am pleased with the color it's a golden hue. And it all depends on age & clean up of the fence to determine the hue.
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                        Preparation is Everything
                        A lot of these reviews and pictures are clearly by people who have very poor preparation and then blame the product for their incompetence. Stains like paint DO NOT adhere to dirt! Other complaints are about the color. It’s like a honey glaze, not clear per se. But I like honey glaze so it works for me. I actually need a bit more to finish as five gallons wasn’t enough if y’all wanna hook me up with a coupon that’d be lovely!
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                          Not clear, this has an amber hue
                          This has an amber hue to it and will stain your wood project. It does not dry clear, it does not apply clear, and it is not clear.
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                          Response from Olympic TeamFeb 14, 2022
                          Hi Collin, we're sorry to hear about your experience with our stain. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
                            2 found this review helpful
                            Deck Surface has grey Splotches
                            Our treated wood deck is less than a year old. Since it’s just my wife and I, the deck gets little use. To protect the deck, I purchased Olympic Maximum based on Consumers Report review. I power washed and cleans the deck thoroughly before applying one coat. Weather was clear for days after. After a few weeks we started noticing grey splotches all over the deck (see pictures). They can’t be removed.
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                            Response from Olympic Client CareOct 15, 2021
                            Hi there, 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 grey splotches. Please contact one of our technical specialists at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.
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                              Paint/Stain FeaturesAlgae Resistant,Dries Clear,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Sealer,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,WaterproofAbrasion Resistant,Chemical Resistant,Dries Clear,Durable,Fast Drying,Low Odor,Moisture Resistant,Sealer,UV/Fade Resistant,Washable,Waterproof
                              Base MaterialWater BasedOil BasedWater BasedWater Based
                              Surface LocationDeck,FenceDeckDeck,Exterior Wall,Fence,Garage Wall,Patio,Pool Deck
                              Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon2 Gallon1 Gallon
                              TransparencyClearClearClearClear
                              SheenNatural StainNatural StainFlat/Matte
                              Stain & Sealer In OneNoYesYes
                              Coverage Area (sq. ft.)240 sq ft300 sq ft700 sq ft500 sq ft
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