There’s no question Rhino Shield is a permanent alternative to traditional house painting, but what about your other questions? Just click below for answers.
Better ingredients make a better product. Our elastomeric, ceramic-based paints are environmentally friendly and reduce the need to frequently repaint your home. Rhino Shield products have been tested and proven to be waterproof, to prevent the growth of mold and mildew and to reduce energy consumption in your home due to its high solar reflective index and insulating properties. Texas Rhino Shield is also a breathable product which allows natural water vapors to escape, thus preventing coating breakdown.
Texas Rhino Shield may be used on virtually any surface, including wood, stucco, Hardie Plank®, brick, block, vinyl, and metal. To see previous projects, please view our gallery.
Yes, Texas Rhino Shield can be applied to vinyl siding depending upon the gauge.
Our Texas Rhino Shield two-coat system has a twenty-five-year warranty against weathering that includes cracking, chipping and peeling. The warranty can also be transferred to a subsequent owner if properly re-registered.
Our independent testing results (see Testing Results), particularly accelerated aging tests, have confirmed that Rhino Shield will last in excess of 25 years if properly applied.
It looks much like a thick, rich latex paint except it is slightly thicker. It will, however, maintain the look and textural characteristics of your building material. It is typically sprayed using professional paint spraying equipment. It can also be rolled or brushed if necessary.
Rhino Shield ceramic coating can be tinted to virtually any color using high-grade paint tints. See our Color Choices page for more details.
Yes, Rhino Shield can be re-coated again with the durable finish coat if necessary.
Rhino Shield is typically more expensive than a traditional paint job. This is mostly due to Rhino Shield providing an 8- to 10-times thicker coating than traditional paint and typically spending much more time on home preparation. However, by eliminating the repainting cycle, a customer actually saves considerable money over time. To request a custom Rhino Shield quote, click here.
All Rhino Shield applications are performed by certified members of our Dealer Network. Each installation will vary on price due to your home and/or business’ particular needs, including amount of preparation required. To request a quote, please fill out and submit our form here or visit our Find a Dealer page to contact your nearest dealer directly.
No, the Rhino Shield system must be installed by one of our certified dealer/distributors. They have received extensive expert training on how to prepare a building for Rhino Shield and also how to apply the product correctly. We’re not able to offer such an extensive product warranty without assurance that preparation and installation will be done by our dealer network.
No, it is for exterior walls only. However, we do have an interior ceramic wall system called Nature’s Cote that is perfect for interior needs. We also offer a separate product called Rhino Roof for roof applications.
Yes! We’re often called upon by historic commissions to protect famous historical homes or buildings. We appreciate the unique challenges involved in treating historical buildings, including handling delicate exterior substrates, maintaining surface texture integrity and ensuring a breathable coating solution for older materials.
Yes, it can be pressure washed to remove any loose dirt or dust that may accumulate on walls. We recommend 1,500 psi or less.
It is imperative that Rhino Shield be applied to wood that is in acceptable condition. We will repair or patch wood if possible but never to the point where we feel it will cause the system to fail over time. If we determine any wood must be replaced, we will highlight problem areas needing replacement wood and provide a cost recovery quote for wood replacement as part of the estimation process.
Rhino Shield will naturally fill small stucco cracks (1/16” or smaller) using the two-step process. Larger cracks may require an application of a stucco patch prior to applying the Rhino Shield system. Once applied, Rhino Shield will help reduce future cracking due to the bonding properties of the adhesive primer and the ceramic finish.
I wish to paint my deck/home but desire to keep the natural look of wood. Does Rhino Shield have a product that may provide the same benefits as the original?
Yes! The Rhino Shield line of products offers a clear finish option. Rhino-Clear is a beautiful, long-lasting clear coat sealer. This copolymer formula rejuvenates old surfaces, protects, and waterproofs. Rhino-Clear prevents water intrusion by sheeting and sealing off water, thus reducing the environment for mold, mildew, and algae formation. There is a five (5) year warranty on Rhino-Clear.
No, Rhino Shield dealers are independent businesses with exclusive territories to market and install Rhino Shield. However, all dealers have been trained and certified by Rhino Shield Corporate as fully authorized to install Rhino Shield products. They all have excellent home improvement credentials in their markets with respect to the BBB and other state consumer protection agencies. References are available and encouraged by any Rhino Shield dealer upon request.