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Maximum 1 Gal. Clear Exterior Waterproofing Sealant Low VOC

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  • #1 Rated clear per Independent Consumer Study
  • Can be applied to damp wood and in temperatures from 35-90⁰F
  • Rain Ready in 8 hours
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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:Can Oly Max WP Sealent clear be thinned? 2.5 gal left in 5 gal can, but not sealed tightly. It has the consistency and look of contact cement adhesive.
by|Nov 5, 2022
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A:  Hi Mark, we do not recommend thinning this product. We would suggest discarding this product, as you may have adhesion/application issues if you do thin it.

by|Nov 7, 2022
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    Q:Can I use this in a Wagner electric air sprayer designed for stains.
    by|Sep 20, 2022
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    A:  Yes, remember to always back brush to make sure the stain penetrates into the wood

    by|Sep 21, 2022
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      Q:I recently used Olympic Elite stain/sealant and would like to use a clear coat over it as a second coat. Will this work? I can't find Olympic Elite as a clear transparent no stain product!
      by|Sep 5, 2022
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      A:  This is a stand alone product, and we do not recommend adding a top coat.

      by|Sep 8, 2022
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        Q:After opening it and using one time how long can I store this so I can reapply in 3-4 years? Stored indoors out of sunlight.
        by|Jul 7, 2022
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        A:  Our shelf life on Olympic products is 2 years, but we can’t guarantee the quality of the product once it is opened and stored.

        by|Jul 9, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

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          First year
          I power washed, then scrubbed, then washed again on my treated deck. Once the deck dried some I applied this sealant. Next day it’s waterproof. I’m adding a picture of the treated wood and the treated wood with sealant. Will follow up periodically.
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            • Recommended
            Not even close to a “clear” sealant
            Was looking to clear coat my nice new western red cedar fence and I’m now the proud owner of a gold fence. This should never be labeled as “clear”. Absolute garbage
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            Response from Olympic TeamJul 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 between 8am-5pm EST Monday-Friday at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
              We have a 40 year old deck that was cracked...
              We have a 40 year old deck that was cracked and dirty. We washed it with Oxy Clean, let it soak in for 30 minutes then carefully power rinsed it. The next day we sanded the boards and blew all the dust off. Then proceeded to put my first coat on. Although they state it is dry in 24 to 48 hours, we left it for three days and applied a second coat. Olympic Maximum was easy to apply and clean up was a breeze. We used the Clear which is amber and are pleased with the look. After a rain the deck boards where waterproof and did not absorb the water at all. Hope we will be as happy after this winter to see how it holds up.
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              Don’t Be Fooled: Terrible Product
              I have 20+ years of deck stain experience. When my usual stain/sealer was unavailable due to supply chain issues, I chose this product after consulting with an Olympic rep (who was on-site), who highly recommended this product. I applied the product to 3 different decks last summer…8 months later the decks look TERRIBLE!!! The stain has essentially worn away….the wood is weathered, and the deck has a mottled appearance where some stain has remained but most has disappeared. The only place the stain has adhered consistently is in complete shade. Now I’m faced with the huge multi-step challenge of stripping the stain and then prepping the deck and then sanding to get the wood back to a natural look before applying clear sealer. Do not be fooled by the hype…..this product does not perform….it is a terrible product….save yourself time, money, and headaches….avoid this product. The attached pics show a small section that is in complete shade and the other shows the rest of the deck in sunlight.
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              Response from Olympic TeamMay 17, 2022
              Hi Michael, we're sad to hear you're unhappy with our product. Our team wants to help. Please call our technical services team at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm EST. They have the knowledge and resources available to resolve the product issue. OlympicPaint
                Great at first but doesn’t last
                This product was easy to apply and produced a great result… at first… but after One Canadian winter it has completely been peeling and now looks horrible. Followed the prep instructions to a tee as it was my first time so wanted to insure I did everything correctly but it didn’t seem to affect the longevity of the stain on my deck. Unfortunately I now have to deal with rectifying this disaster…:
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                Response from Olympic TeamMay 17, 2022
                We're sorry to hear that your stained deck has started to peel. We'd like to help! Please call us at 800-426-6306 and our technical services team will be able to assist you to discuss product claims and warranties and how they may be able to assist you. We appreciate you choosing Olympic and hope to have the opportunity to make this right. OlympicPaint
                  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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                    • Recommended
                    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.
                      Very disappointed with this product! This is the first time I have used Olympic Waterproofing Se...
                      Very disappointed with this product! This is the first time I have used Olympic Waterproofing Sealant. Have used Thompson clear waterproofing sealant many times prior, but it wasn't available this year at Home Depot. I purchased this Olympic product as it seemed to be the closest available product in stock. Had previously applied Thompson with a sprayer to have it apply evenly; although Olympic product application directions said it could be applied with a sprayer, it could NOT. The consistency was like paint & too thick to applied with sprayer. Opted for other suggested application methods, used a paintbrush on stairs & railings/ roller on deck surface. When pouring out of the can, the product looked to have an amber color to it, I assumed because it was "clear", that it would dry clear. Unfortunately, it dried creating a very uneven color to the wood. Unfortunately, I will be embracing a "rustic look" to the wood and hope that it fades and blends with the sun.
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                      Response from Olympic TeamJul 20, 2021
                      Hi there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our exterior waterproofing sealant wasn't what you expected. We would like to further discuss this issue with you and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
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                      Durable coating that is easy to apply.
                      After building a new redwood fence this was my second opportunity to use Olympic clear for the finish. Work was done today 5/11/2021 in 93 degree dry weather. There was several spots on the fence where I had to sand to remove blemishes, leaving a very light obvious marks, but the stain nicely balanced out the finish so nothing was noticeable. The sealant went on very easily and was very forgiving. I finished one board at a time and went back on several occasions to touch up spots I missed in corners, etc., No problem at all. I used a 4" brush and put on a good coat, but not to the point of runs. On a few occasions I did get a few runs around the edges, which was very easy to touch up. Also had a few spots I missed and came back for touch-up and you couldn't tell any difference after the brush went over the product a second time. Just as simple as applying regular paint, very easy clean-up, and with the dry redwood the sealer quickly soaked into the wood. The sealant has a light gold solid look to it as soon as you open up the can, so no surprises that it isn't clear, but it only gives the finished wood a slightly darker natural look. Even in 93 degree weather today I had no trouble with the material drying too quickly or not giving me an opportunity to go over the boards a couple of times to be sure the finish was applied evenly. Great experience, nice finish, easy clean-up. The other side of the same fence was required to be painted as it is exposed to the street. Comparing the amount of paint used in comparison to the clear sealant, I was able to get almost twice the coverage with the clear product vs. the Behr Ultra Paint and Primer. The Olympic sealant applies faster than the Behr, too, being so much thinner and easier to apply with the brush. The sealant acts very much like an oil base stain when being applied, even has a very light smell similar to oil base products, yet cleans up quickly with soap and water. I'm very satisfied with the finish provided by the sealant, and the ever so slightly darker finish with the sealant gives the redwood more depth, along with a uniform finish that you don't have with the raw wood. I will continue to use this product without hesitation. It works well in providing protection of the wood from the elements. My area sees summer daytime temperatures nearing 110 on occasion, and the protected wood on prior projects using Olympic clear sealant looks good after several years of living in this harsh environment. I can't imagine ever leaving raw wood outside without some level of protection from damage and the Olympic product is about as easy as it gets for simplicity, durability, and speed of application.
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                      Response from Olympic TeamMay 12, 2021
                      Hi there, we're so happy to hear about your positive experience with our product. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET if you have any additional questions. OlympicPaint
                        • Recommended
                        1 found this review helpful
                        I like this product because it's affordable and also provides...
                        I like this product because it's affordable and also provides good protection to my new fence and deck that is compliant with out HOA guidelines. If you enjoy the look of natural blonde wood, this is the product I recommend. The only drawback was that some of my fencing absorbed this so much I had to do two coats, and that was a lot of work. Also now, after a winter with snow I can see that some areas might need a touch up, but overall I am pleased with the product and this is my 3rd purchase of it.
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                        Response from Olympic TeamApr 19, 2021
                        Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. You can call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET to talk more about your projects. OlympicPaint
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                        TransparencyClearClearClearSolid
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