OLYMPIC® MAXIMUM Semi-Transparent Stain by OLYMPIC provides a beautiful, subtle color that allows wood’s natural grain and texture to show through. The superior hybrid resin technology penetrates deep into your wood to strengthen, protect, and condition wood fibers, ensuring the Natural Beauty of your wood lasts.
Note: Olympic has changed formulas to the newer water-based Olympic Maximum Stain + Sealant
OLYMPIC® MAXIMUM Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 8
- The Olympic Maximum in the Cedar Naturaltone is a mix of golden caramel tones. The grain of the treated pine deck had a nice overall color. The knots of the wood were a little light but that can be normal for a deep penetrating oil based stain.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 5
- Overall the Olympic stain had lost close to 50% of it’s color at the two year mark in the areas where there was full sun. The shaded areas and vertical railings did much better though.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 8
- Close to 80% of the stain was still intact on the horizontal surfaces. It seems that the second winter really did some damage as the stain had worn away from the freeze/thaw effect.