Olympic one paint reviews

TIMELESS® Exterior Paint + Primer

Area Preparation

Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, mildew, grease, oil, chalk, rust, and any other surface contaminants. Repair all moisture problems. Blistering and peeling issues are commonly caused by moisture behind the paint film. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. When PPG Timeless exterior paint is applied to an uncoated substrate or to bare wood, two coats are required with the first coat acting as the primer. For metal, tannin staining woods, fresh concrete or masonry (less than 30 days cure), or chalky surfaces, use of the appropriate high quality specialty primer is recommended for best results.

Application Details

Stir thoroughly. When using more than one can of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity.

Drying Time

DRYING TIME: Dry time @ 77ºF (25ºC); 50% relative humidity. To Touch: 30 minutes To Recoat: 4 hours


COVERAGE: Approximately 250 to 300 sq. ft. (23.2 to 27.9 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 Liters) on primed, smooth, nonporous surfaces.


CLEANUP: Clean brushes and tools with warm, soapy water

Product Warning

Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

Home Depot will carry Olympic stains

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News BY HBSDealer Staff April 19, 2018

PPG and The Home Depot have expanded their partnership to include Olympic brand stains in all of the retailer’s U.S. locations.

The deal includes Olympic Maximum, Elite, and Waterguard products, which will be available at most Home Depot locations by the end of the second quarter 2018.

In addition, PPG’s new Olympic SmartGuard will be carried at select U.S. Home Depot stores in time for the spring season. The product aims to take the hassle out of weekend projects with a super-concentrated formula in a lightweight, easy-to-handle pouch package. Drying in as little as one hour after application, it provides a durable, super water-resistant seal. Unlike traditional stain products, there is no brushing required – easy spray-on application allows homeowners to spend less time applying and more time enjoying their outdoor living space.

“We’re extremely pleased to expand the breadth of our product line with Olympic stains by PPG to give our customers even more selection, innovation and value,” said Jose Barra, The Home Depot SVP of Merchandising, Décor.

Last February, Lowe’s informed PPG that it will discontinue the sale of Olympic brand paints and stains in its U.S. retail stores, effective mid-2018.

The addition of Olympic stain products expands the PPG product lineup at The Home Depot stores including PPG premium paints, Glidden paints and Liquid Nail adhesives.

“Olympic has been America’s most trusted stain brand since 1938 and is rated among the top stains by a leading independent consumer rankings magazine,” said Dave Cole, PPG vice president, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada. “We are pleased to grow our partnership with The Home Depot and offer their customers an array of high-quality, well-respected products.”

Nothing transforms a room faster than a fresh coat of paint. But picking a single shade from that thick fan deck or wall of paint chips can be more challenging than painting the room itself. While paint company Olympic offers over one thousand shades, several hues are popular standouts. We asked the experts at Olympic to share their most popular paint colors, which range from soft grays to a classic white to a fresh aqua.

Olympic, which has been in business since 1938 and is part of PPG (along with PPG Paint, Glidden, Dulux, and Sico), has found that customers have recently been falling hard for several gray tones, including Swirling Smoke, City Street, Flagstone, and Dover Gray. These hues have become favorites of customers and designers looking for a stylish neutral with a bit more depth than a white or beige (though Delicate White and Toasted Almond still rank in the top ten).

Olympic also took the trend toward bold shades into account when deciding on their 2018 color of the year, Black Magic. “In past years, consumers have gravitated toward open, airy spaces that are thought to leave room for exposure,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Olympic paint, in a press release. “However, in the current day, consumers often feel uneasy, restless, or like their privacy is being invaded, so they crave deep, comforting colors that offer a welcome escape from the chaos of daily life. Olympic paint’s Black Magic perfectly satisfies consumers’ desire for privacy.” Black Magic is already a best-seller, and the company notes that its classic hue is a great complement to blush pinks, trendy grays, and warm whites both on indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Two pastels, Sea Sprite and Lotus Flower, also made the top ten. The soft shades are lively but still serene enough for a private retreat. Sea Sprite’s cool aqua hue is tailor-made for a spalike bath or restful bedroom, while Lotus Flower’s yellow-toned off-white is ideal for a sunny kitchen or gender-neutral nursery. Peruse Olympics most popular paint colors and find the just the right color for your project.

OL196 Swirling Smoke, Courtesy of Olympic

Photo: Courtesy of OlympicSwirling Smoke

Swirling Smoke is a warm gray with orange undertones that would be perfect in a cozy living room or bedroom.

OL730.2 Toasted Almond, Courtesy of Olympic

Toasted Almond

Toasted Almond is a versatile beige that pairs well with other neutrals and rich browns.

OL107 Delicate White, Courtesy of Olympic

Photo: Courtesy of OlympicDelicate White

This cool, creamy white is the ultimate neutral for walls, trim, and ceilings.

OL133 Gypsum, Courtesy of Olympic


This soft gray has a bit of warmth, making it a great choice for bathrooms.

OL172 City Street, Courtesy of Olympic

City Street

City Street is another warm neutral that’s a nice mix between gray and beige.

OL116 Black Magic, Courtesy of Olympic

Black Magic

Black Magic, Olympic’s color of the year for 2018, contrasts well with grays, pastels, and whites.

OL154 Flagstone, Courtesy of Olympic


Flagstone is a neutral gray that’s right on trend.

OL744.3 Sea Sprite, Courtesy of Olympic

Sea Sprite

Fresh and soothing Sea Sprite is a tranquil tone for bedrooms and baths.

OL168 Dover Gray, Courtesy of Olympic

Photo: Courtesy of OlympicDover Gray

Dover Gray’s darker hue adds drama when used with softer shades and creates contrast when paired with black.

OL617.1 Lotus Flower, Courtesy of Olympic

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower is a fresh off-white with yellow undertones that would work well in any space.

Related: AD’s Guide to Decorating with Color

An internal comparison paint survey was conducted by the\xC2\xA0United Home Experts team. We provide siding, roofing, window and door replacement services throughout eastern New England. Unbiased opinions were retrieved based on our individual experience using the products.

Two paint brands that offer paint products with low volatile organic compound (VOC) content are Sherwin Williams Paint and Olympic Paint. Although VOC is not immediately toxic, it may result in health problems over time. This makes paint that contains fewer grams of it per liter desirable. Between these two paint brands, Sherwin Williams scores higher with 92 compared to Olympic with 82. This is based on a 0 to 100 scale with 100 being the highest score possible.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content

Sherwin Williams and Olympic offer several paint products that have either very little or no VOC content. Between the two, however, Sherwin Williams offers more product lines with zero or very low VOC. Excellent examples of this are the Emerald, Harmony, and the newer HGTV paint lines. These lines have both interior and exterior varieties for those aiming for a greener, safer home inside and out. Sherwin Williams thus provides the health conscious among their customers with a wider array of this type of paint. This allows the customer to select the best paint color and variety to fit their needs. Only select Olympic products have zero VOC. These are their premium interior paints. For exterior paint, they offer the low VOC variety.


Generally, before applying paint over a surface, it has to be primed. The primer helps the paint adhere better to the surface and helps bring out its color. It unfortunately adds to the cost of painting a house. Sherwin Williams offer several paint lines that are self priming. These may be more expensive than comparable Olympic products. But because a primer is no longer needed, the overall cost of the paint job may be significantly reduced.


It is important to keep an eye on the weather forecast when painting a house. When one expects rain or a decrease in temperature below what is indicated for applying the paint, the job has to be postponed or hurriedly completed. Sherwin Williams has developed its Resilience paint with this specifically in mind. This paint product resists moisture up to 50% and dries within two hours of touch application. There is as yet no Olympic Paint product with comparable ability.


Both paint brands have products with lifetime warranties. What sets Sherwin Williams apart is the one-coat lifetime warranty it offers for certain products such as the Duration Exterior Acrylic Latex paint. It is at least 50% to 70% thicker than comparable Olympic products, so one coat may be all that is needed, or in certain cases, at least fewer coatings.

In Summary

Sherwin Williams Paint provides a wider, more comprehensive selection of low and zero VOC paint products than Olympic Paint. They also have products with superlative moisture resistance suited for places with shorter dry periods. Those on a limited budget will like their self-priming paints and their one-coat lifetime warranty covered products. These may cost more per gallon compared to paint offered by Olympic. This, however, is offset by being able to forgo the use of a separate primer and the need for several coats in order to finish project.