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Customer Reviews for Olympic Elite 1 Gal. Base 1 Solid Advanced Exterior Stain and Sealant in One

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Model #80301-01

Store SKU #1003201869

  • 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

Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 241 reviews
  • 70% recommend this product
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Little bit thin paint...
Little bit thin paint
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Response from PPG PaintsAug 14, 2019
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET if you have any questions or concerns. ppgtimeless
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Used this on clean cedar wood, followed instructions, applied two layers. After two weeks of nice...
Used this on clean cedar wood, followed instructions, applied two layers. After two weeks of nice warm weather, the stain is still sticky. So it is on the paint tray, so it doesn't have to do with the surface was applied to. I've worked 10 hours to sand, clean, and apply two layers of stain. PPG I want my money back, your product is terrible! Who is going to pay for my work and other materials?
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Response from PPG PaintsAug 12, 2019
Hi there, we're sorry to hear this. Please give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET so we can further assist you. ppgtimeless
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    3 Star Review
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    Response from PPG PaintsAug 7, 2019
    Hi there, thank you for your feedback. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET if you have any questions or concerns. ppgtimeless
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    I was very happy with the way the paint covered...
    I was very happy with the way the paint covered in the outside of my porch
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    Our HOA required our pergola to be stained a solid...
    Our HOA required our pergola to be stained a solid white. Consumer Reports rated the Olympic Elite as the best one they tested. We stained our cedar pergola on a Saturday and added a second coat on the next day. It looks fantastic! Avalanche White was a perfect color. Now to see how long it lasts!
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    Excellent solid color stain.Applies and covers quite well....
    Excellent solid color stain.Applies and covers quite well.
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    2 found this review helpful
    Great coverage, water beads off finished wood effortlessly. Highly recommended.
    Great coverage, water beads off finished wood effortlessly. Highly recommended.
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    Good...
    Good
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    Don't know which was worst, the product or the PPG customer service. Bought the product a year ag...
    Don't know which was worst, the product or the PPG customer service. Bought the product a year ago and applied it to a pressure treated deck that had been dried in the summer sun (no rain) for two weeks. Power-washed and rinsed prior to drying. Applied stain per product label directions. Less that a year later, stain is peeling away from the material. Reported it to customer service who had me provide pictures and a description of how I applied it (followed the label directions to the "T"). They responded by telling me that they recommend weathering the wood for 6 to 12 months before applying. I told them that there was no mention of their "recommendation" on the label and that if I left my deck untreated through summer, fall, winter, and spring in the Midwest, I would have needed a deck "restore" product versus a stain/sealant to fill the resulting cracks that would have developed. Through it all the customer service rep didn't seem to care what I said as long as I went away. Their motto should be "We aren't happy until you aren't happy". I would rate this product and their customer service a "0" if I could. Do yourself a favor and avoid this product at all costs.
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    Response from Olympic TeamJul 8, 2019
    Hi there, thank you for your feedback. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
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      Covers beautiful, easy to work with, clean up fast excellent...
      Covers beautiful, easy to work with, clean up fast excellent paint
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      5 Star Review
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      Color looks way different and finish is shiny
      We bought the "coffee" colored stain which looks like a dark brown in the stock photos. On our deck, it looks very grey. We thought after putting down the second coat, maybe it would darken to the correct color, but it's still just grey grey. It also has a very shiny finish, despite us following instructions properly. It is slippery. My 3 year old slipped and fell down the deck stairs yesterday. Not happy, and with the shiny finish I am concerned how well it will hold up over time (seems like it could be likely to peel).
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      Response from OlympicPaintsStainsJul 2, 2019
      Hi there, this doesn't sound right. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET, so we can further assist you and provide solutions.
        The actual color upon application was different than the company provided paint chart. Paint cha...
        The actual color upon application was different than the company provided paint chart. Paint chart said beige, actual color was yellow.
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        I gave this Olympic stain four stars because although the...
        I gave this Olympic stain four stars because although the application and finish are both excellent, I have no idea how well it’s going to hold up. So too soon for five stars.
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        Home depot should get back in touch with me in...
        Home depot should get back in touch with me in a few years. Kinda hard to rate the product 2 weeks after application. That said, stain went on smooth and looks fine at this point. I've registered the product with Olympic so lifetime guarantee is in effect (will they stand behind it?). If you're staining wood that is not new, prep will be 90% of your efforts.
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        Best deck stain we've used so far. All others peeled off in less than a year. Olympic stain sti...
        Best deck stain we've used so far. All others peeled off in less than a year. Olympic stain still looks good after 2 years; just a little faded but still intact. Holds up well in tough New England weather.
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        4 found this review helpful
        Timeless Wood stain (PPG) was very easy to work with. I had old wood to cover and it covered very...
        Timeless Wood stain (PPG) was very easy to work with. I had old wood to cover and it covered very well. I am going to watch to see how long it lasts on old wood. I did primer the wood before using Timeless PPG.
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        Revised, actually performed well
        My first review on this product was quite dismal. I must in good faith revise my review. It turns out this product has an exceptionally long cure time. Without exagerartion up to a month! It is extreme and I was annoyed at the lack of durability during that cure time. The fact is after about a month it hardened up quite well and after 4 years it has been quite a respectable product. Thinking back I'm surprised to be saying it. But now that I know it's nature I would use it again. It actually has a great tree like finish when cured properly.
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          The stain covered the recommended square footage as promised. ...
          The stain covered the recommended square footage as promised. However, on new wood I had to apply 2 - 3 coats and on old dry decking, (cleaned) it took 3-4 applications. Also, it took 6 days for the stain to cure before my customer could walk on the surface without sticking to the surface.
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          Response from Olympic TeamMay 16, 2019
          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. OlympicPaint
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          Covered perfectly ...
          Covered perfectly
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          5 Star Review
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          4 Star Review
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          excellent product...
          excellent product
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          4 Star Review
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          Excellent product. Great coverage. Easy to apply. Surface can be...
          Excellent product. Great coverage. Easy to apply. Surface can be cleaned easily.
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          1 found this review helpful
          Don't buy this product
          I bought this product along with other items they recommended I use to pre treat and power wash our deck with. I followed the instructions to a T. 6 months after staining our deck it looked like it hadn't been stained in 10 years. Less than a year later I paid to have my deck professionally done which is what I should have done in the first place. What a waste of time and money.
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          Response from OlympicFeb 18, 2019
          Hi. This isn't supposed to happen. Did you happen to let it the pre-treat dry properly before applying the stain? Also, what were the weather conditions? Hopefully the project can be rectified. If you have any questions for future projects, please reach out at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET
            4 Star Review
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            I used one of the darker shades to stain my deck in August. It did not hold up well at all. I am ...
            I used one of the darker shades to stain my deck in August. It did not hold up well at all. I am extremely disappointed in this stain...it took a lot of time & multiple cans of stain at $45.each & 5 months later my deck looks like crap. I would not recommend this product at all.
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            Response from Olympic TeamJan 25, 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. OlympicPaint
              The paint went on smoothly and covered all the wood...
              The paint went on smoothly and covered all the wood with one coat.
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              The stain did not cover the way it was supposed...
              The stain did not cover the way it was supposed to at all. It took 3 coats to cover and doesn't look that good.
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              Response from Olympic TeamOct 23, 2018
              Hi Taylor, we're sorry to hear the stain didn't cover as expected. We are here to further discuss, so please call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. olympicpaint
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              TransparencySolidSolidSolidSolid
              Paint/Stain FeaturesFast Drying, Low Odor, Low Temperature, Mildew Resistant, Moisture Resistant, Paint & Primer in One, UV/Fade Resistant, Washable, WaterproofFast Drying, Low Odor, Low Temperature, Mildew Resistant, Moisture Resistant, Paint & Primer in One, UV/Fade Resistant, Washable, WaterproofFast Drying, Low Odor, Low Temperature, Mildew Resistant, Moisture Resistant, Paint & Primer in One, UV/Fade Resistant, Washable, WaterproofFast Drying, Low Odor, Low Temperature, Mildew Resistant, Moisture Resistant, Paint & Primer in One, UV/Fade Resistant, Washable, Waterproof
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              Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedWater BasedWater Based
              Surface LocationDeck, Fence, PatioDeck, Fence, PatioDeck, Fence, PatioDeck, Fence, Patio
              Coverage Area (sq. ft.)500 sq ft500 sq ft500 sq ft500 sq ft
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