OLYMPIC Paints and Stains Brand Provides MAXIMUM WEATHER-READY Product for Homeowners to Jump-Start Staining Season

Product allows freedom from the weather forecast when planning stain
projects

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In northern regions of the country, deck season may seem several months
away. However, if you’re waiting until April showers and cooler
temperatures have passed to prepare your outdoor space for warmer
months, the OLYMPIC® Paints and Stains brand recommends this:
stop waiting and start staining! Olympic MAXIMUM®
Stain + Sealant in One with WEATHER-READY™ application enables
homeowners to stain when they want to, even if the weather isn’t perfect.

The Olympic Maximum product with Weather-Ready
application can be applied after rain because it is formulated for
damp-wood applications* for consistent results. And, the product is
rain-ready 8-12 hours after application, which is 12-16 hours faster
than typical stain products, so homeowners no longer have to fear their
completed project will be ruined by unpredictable rain.

*Stain may be applied to a damp, not WET surface. Make sure there
are no puddles.

In addition to its rain-ready features, Olympic Maximum stain’s
unique formula offers a wider range of application temperatures,
from 35 F to 90 F. “With warmer days and cooler nights in the
springtime, you won’t have to worry if your stain project hasn’t yet
dried before the temperature drops,” said Lia Gancas, senior brand
manager, Olympic Paints and Stains.

“Our Olympic Maximum product with Weather-Ready
application takes the uncertainty and hesitation out of staining,”
continued Gancas. “This unique product gives homeowners and DIYers the
flexibility and confidence to stain before the weather is perfect, and
it provides peace of mind if unexpected rain hits after staining.”

Furthermore, Olympic Maximum Stain + Sealant in One’s
clear, toner and semi-transparent colors can be applied after wood
structures are cleaned or misted with water on hot days, which can help
alleviate brush marks and prevent the stain from drying too quickly.

Olympic Maximum clear, toner and semi-transparent stains
offer unique features that can be attributed to their core resin
technology, comprising an acrylic shell and oil core that promote
adhesion. The oil deeply penetrates the wood’s fibers as the acrylic
builds an ultra-fine film on the surface for added water repellency and
ultraviolet (UV) resistance. In addition, Olympic Maximum
solid color stain comprises a self-priming, 100-percent acrylic formula
that provides Weather-Ready application.

Starting at less than $34 per gallon, Olympic Maximum
Stain + Sealant in One with Weather-Ready application is
available at LOWE’S® stores and independent retailers across
the United States.

Olympic Paints and Stains is a brand of PPG’s architectural
coatings business. Olympic Paints and Stains are available at
Lowe’s
locations across North America. To learn more, visit www.olympic.com.

PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an
industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the
latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong
portfolio of brands. The business manufactures and sells interior and
exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants
for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more
than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer
locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and
Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world is a trademark and the PPG
Logo
is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Olympic
and Maximum are registered trademarks and Weather-Ready is a trademark
of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

Lowe’s is a registered
trademark of LF, LLC.

Contacts

PPG Media Contact:
Jamie Altman, 724-742-5599
Architectural
Coatings
jamie.altman@ppg.com
or
Greta
Edgar, 724-742-5699
Architectural Coatings
edgar@ppg.com
www.ppgac.com