Olympic One Paint Review

Olympic One Paint Review #sponsored

If you remember, in May I went to New York to tour the Good Housekeeping Labs with a few other bloggers as part of partnering with Olympic Paint & Stain. In June I tested out Olympic Stain on my deck.  This month I’m testing out Olympic One Paint.  For a while now I have wanted to repaint my living room, I was growing tired of the ivory wainscot and taupe walls.  I really wanted to bring in tones of gray and bright white paint.  When Olympic invited me to participate in testing their products out I knew the living room was going to be my paint project.  *This is a sponsored post, I may receive product or other compensation, however all views are my own.

When one of my sisters suggested I paint my “TV” wall in the living room in a dark gray I was hesitant.  I went to Lowe’s and grabbed a bunch of gray paint chips (light and dark gray).  After narrowing the colors down to my favorite light and dark gray, I decided to use the color visualizer on the Olympic website.  This really helped me determine if I wanted to do one wall darker.  I was apprehensive at first since I tend to stick with lighter colors, however the visualizer was all I needed to see how much I would love having one wall dark.


Olympic One Paint Color Visualizer


The first wall I painted was the dark charcoal wall or the wall the TV is on.  The color I used is Knight’s Armor. I tend to paint with a very light hand, so no matter what brand I use I always do two coats of paint on the walls.  The first thing I noticed with Olympic One Paint is that it had a nice thickness to it.  Not too thick like glue and not too thin or watery.  I have used very expensive paints and to be honest this paint went on just as smoothly as those expensive paints.  Olympic One paint is paint and primer in one.


Olympic One Paint #sponsored


After the dark wall was done, I moved on to the other walls.  I chose the color Quill for those walls.  This paint color is amazing.  It changes color depending on the time of day.  In some lighting it appears very light gray with a hint of beige (greige), in the late day for about an hour it has a slight blue/gray color to it.


Olympic One Paint #sponsored



Olympic One Paint #sponsored


The wainscot and ceiling were done last.  There was no splatter when putting the paint up on the ceiling!  I am not a perfectionist and to be honest I am a very messy painter.  I usually have paint all over myself.  I’m not one who likes to prep either, so I don’t use drop cloths on the floors.  In the past when I have painted the ceiling with other paints I had to spend two days picking the paint splatter off the wood floors.  Luckily I didn’t have to do that this time around because the paint didn’t splatter when I was rolling it on the ceiling!

A few more after photos

Olympic Paint Review #sponsored


Olympic Paint Review #sponsored


Knight’s Armor color is the perfect charcoal gray color.

Olympic Paint Review #sponsored


Olympic Paint Review #sponsored


Olympic Paint Review #sponsored


I should mention that I really can not stand the smell of paint.  The strong odors gives me a terrible headache so I always stick with low-voc paints.  Olympic One Paint is a low-voc paint and had hardly any scent to it at all which made me very happy!

Here are the benefits of using Olympic One Paint:

  • Paint and primer in one
  • Extreme hiding power
  • Scrubbable & durable
  • True, rich color
  • Provides mildew resistant coating
  • Easy application & cleanup
  • Smooth finish
  • 100% acrylic formula
  • Low VOC
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal

I can honestly say this paint has quickly become one of my top paints to continue to use.  The price is fantastic, it’s very easy to use, clean up was a breeze and the quality is superb.  It’s easy to see why the Olympic One paint has been granted the Good Housekeeping Seal.

Check back over the next two months I will be giving my follow up opinion on Olympic One Paint and Maximum Stain.


Don’t forget to follow along with my fellow bloggers who are testing out Olympic Products as well!

Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner & Maximum Stain #uptothetest

The Ugly Duckling House
The DIY Villiage
Making a House a Home


84 comments for “Olympic One Paint Review

  1. Dee
    September 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    What Olympic color of white did you use on the trim?

  2. August 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Did you use a flat paint? I believe that’s what I read somewhere, just wanted to make sure.? Much difference between the flat and lets say satin? Thanks for the info btw. Very helpful.

    • Dria S
      September 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      I did not use flat (I never use flat) I used satin.

  3. vinda
    April 26, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Love your color choices, I am inspired to try you kitchen update with these colors- where is the rug from? It is so unique looking.

    • Dria S
      April 27, 2015 at 5:38 am

      Thank you Vinda, BH&G brought the rug in, I’m not ensure where it was purchased, sorry!

  4. August 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Great color choices!! What a transformation:) Thank you so much sharing at our Get Your DIY On Party!! I hope you’ll join us next month for your Pinterest Inspired Project!

  5. August 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Love the deep richness of Knights Armor! Great choice!

  6. August 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Yay! I already commented above on how much I love the colors, but thanks for sharing at our party! XO

  7. July 22, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Hey Dria~You’re room looks fantastic. I haven’t tried Olympic….putting them on the “to try” list now. 🙂

  8. July 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I haven’t tried Olympic paints before. I’ve used lots of other paint brands before, and understood exactly what you meant when describing how the paint covered. I’ll give it a try on our next room remodel:) I love your room color choices!

  9. July 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Oh my goodness, your room looks ah-mazing!! Really loving that moody grey especially with that pop of yellow from the flowers.

  10. July 21, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I love how bright and airy your living room feels now! I’ve used the Olympic stain before, and loved it, but not the paint. Getting ready to paint one of the kids rooms. Will definitely have to give a try!

  11. July 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Your living room looks fantastic! I love that dark grey wall — gorgeous!

  12. July 21, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I really love your color choices! Paint and primer in one is such a time saver! Thanks for sharing! ~Christy

  13. July 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, what a big difference a bucket of paint made! And I can I say, I just LOVE your side table!!

  14. July 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a transformation! So inspirational ~*

  15. July 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The charcoal colored wall looks beautiful! I really love that color and finish. By the way, I’ve also toured the Good Housekeeping Labs before… wasn’t that a cool experience?

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      It really was awesome to tour their labs! It’s amazing how much they put into testing products out, puts a new perspective on their seal doesn’t it?

  16. July 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love that gray color. I’m going to try to talk my husband into doing it!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      🙂 I hope he says yes!!

  17. July 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

    This is a stunning makeover! I love the colors you chose!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      🙂 Thanks so much Megan!

  18. July 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I love what you did to that room! It’s beautiful. Smart to go with the darker color too – an accent wall really makes a room pop.

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much Rebekah, I’m so happy I went with the dark wall!

  19. July 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I love that Knights Armor color!! Gorgeous!!!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much Laura! I am loving it too!

  20. July 17, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I am starting to redo my whole house – I will check out the Olympic paint – your color choices are really nice.

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie! Def check their paints out I love them!

  21. July 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    The darker accent wall totally works. I love how it all came out. Also, I’m totally jealous of all the light you get in your house!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much Liz! The more sunlight in a room the better, I wish I had more of it on the other side of the house!

  22. July 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I will have to check this out. I am having painting done in my home.

  23. July 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Love love love the paint. Need to try these brands.

  24. July 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Love that gray! I’m in the middle of a bunch of different paint projects right now. I’m confusing myself by not finishing one before starting to think about another, but I definitely love Olympic paint!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      🙂 I do that all the time start new projects before finishing others I drive myself nuts lol!

  25. July 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    love the dark walls. and the console table is so much fun, great job

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you so much!

  26. Pam
    July 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I was just talking about repainting some of our rooms. I will be trying out Olympic One! Love the colors you picked.

  27. July 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I love your choice of color and love the fact that you could try them out in the visualizer!! So cool!!

  28. July 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    What nice colors! This brand is a really nice brand of paint!

  29. July 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Wow, Dria! Your home is gorgeous and the colors you chose really bring out architecture and your beautiful decor. I’m so impressed!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Sharon!! I’m def loving the grays lately!

  30. July 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I’m loving these paint colors! We are about to paint our game room. I’m going to look more into getting this type of paint.

  31. July 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Dria, I love the colors! What a great idea to use Olympic’s color picker! I did one dark grey wall in our master but had to repaint all the other walls 3 times to get the right color needed. My next room will be Olympic paint AND their color picker! Thanks for sharing your stunning living room.

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks so much Jeanette! Def use their visualizer it made all the difference for me!

  32. July 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I’m totally in love with that color! I usually prefer lighter colored walls but this one is amazing!

  33. July 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Love the darker color. We used Olympic for our last painting project and were very happy with it.

  34. July 16, 2014 at 8:09 am

    So beautiful. The colors look really sophisticated.

  35. July 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I am SO in love with the Knight’s armor color. It works so well with the room!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much I am obsessed with this wall color lol!

  36. July 16, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I have several rooms that need to be painted and will check out this brand. Your updates look great!

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much Paula!!

  37. July 16, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Such an easy way to update the feel of a room! Love the charcoal against the white and the Quill color is pretty too! Great color selection! XO

    • Dria
      July 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Christy! I love the charcoal with the bright white too!

  38. July 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

    i LOVE the quill color. the darker too!!

  39. July 16, 2014 at 7:29 am

    The paint colors you chose are so gorgeous and definitely the direction I would like to go when I repaint my interior. What a gorgeous room, I may duplicate your color scheme too and get my own Olympic paint.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:31 am

      I knew you would love it! I can’t wait to see what you do with your space!

  40. July 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Ok… the paint is a HUGE improvement… but can I just take a sec to mention that fantastic industrial inspired t.v. stand!!! I love it!
    In fact, I just called my hubs in to look at it and he left with eyes rolling!
    He knows it is going on “the list”!!! 😉

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:17 am

      LOL that is too funny, I will have a diagram and tutorial up next week for the table 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  41. kerryanne1964
    July 16, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Love your colour scheme Dria.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Thank you so much Kerry!

  42. July 16, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Great colors! I am in love with your tv stand! This is the first time I’ve been to your blog, so excuse me while I look around 🙂

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

      🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by! I will have a tutorial up next week for the table!

  43. July 16, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I LOVE IT!!! I Painted my dining room a similar color and then did a silver creme stencil over the top and it’s so gorgeous! I Love the contrast you have going on, totally perfect!

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thank you so much! I love the color too, makes me wish I had done this a long time ago!

  44. July 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love the colors you picked out. I am going to try this out. Thanks

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thank you so much Vanessa!

  45. July 16, 2014 at 6:50 am

    What a great color! Gorgeous!

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Leslie! I am loving the color so much too!

  46. July 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Wow that Charcoal is a wonderful contrast. Love the colors.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Debbie! I agree super love the Charcoal!

  47. July 16, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Thanks so much for the Olympic shout….I have never used it before. Good to know it’s worth the try AND low VOC. I love the dark grey by the way….oh and LOVE the side table….Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

  48. July 16, 2014 at 6:16 am

    It looks terrific! And you can’t beat a good paint & primer in one product like this.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Thank you so much Heather!

  49. Robin~AllThingsHeartandHome
    July 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Wow! That is amazing! I love the dramatic gray…such a statement! Your photos are perfection too 🙂 xo

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Thank you so much Robin! I’m loving the dark gray too!!

  50. July 16, 2014 at 5:55 am

    It looks like a completely different room. I really like the color behind your TV that media console is awesome.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

      Thank you so much Megan!

  51. July 16, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Great to know. I have some rooms that need to be painted in my house.

    • Dria
      July 16, 2014 at 7:21 am

      Def give Olympic One a try it was really a great paint to work with!

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