Both Olympic and Pittsburgh Paints are made/distributed by the same
company - PPG Architectural Finishes. We are having our deck
powerwashed and sealed and have been trying to decide what brand/tint
sealer to go with.
When we were in Lowes, they carry Olympic and we decided to go with the
Olympic Maximum Waterproofing Sealant in a cedar tint. It has UV
protection and has a 3-year protection warranty. It's about $25 per
gallon at Lowes.
But then we went to Menards to see what they have. They carry
Pittsburgh Paints Ultra Advanced Waterproofing Sealant in the exact
same tones/tints, with the exact same 3-year protection warranty. They
are both made by the same company - PPG. The PP Ultra sealant is
normally $19.88 per gallon, and thru the end of this month it is on
sale for $15.55 per gallon - a $10 savings over Lowes right now.
Are these basically the exact same thing, just sold under 2 different
brands to competing retailers? If the PP Ultra Advanced sealant is
identical to the Olympic Maximum, I'd just as soon save $10 per gallon
and tell our contractor to go get that.
I can't find a 1-800 number for PPG, just a webform to fill out. But I
need to call our contractor today to tell him what to get, and who
knows if they'd answer my webform question that quickly?