Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Rhino Shield over traditional paint?
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 waterproof, prevent the growth of mold mildew, and reduce energy consumption in your home due to its high solar reflective index and insulating properties. Rhino Shield is also a breathable product allowing natural water vapors to escape thus preventing coating breakdown.
What surfaces may Rhino Shield be used on?
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.
I have vinyl siding, can Rhino Shield be used to cover it?
Yes, Rhino Shield can be applied to vinyl siding depending upon the gauge
How long does Rhino Shield last?
Our Rhino Shield two-coat system has a twenty-five year warranty against weathering and includes cracking, chipping and peeling. The warranty can also be transferred to subsequent owner if properly re-registered.
How can you be sure Rhino Shield will last 25 years?
Our independent testing results (see Testing Results), particularly accelerated aging tests, have confirmed that Rhino Shield, when properly applied, will last in excess of 25 years.
What does Rhino Shield look like? How is it applied?
It looks much like a thick rich latex paint except it is slightly thicker in viscosity. 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.
What colors are available?
Rhino Shield ceramic coating can be tinted to virtually any color using high grade paint tints. See our Color Choices page for more details.
Can I change the color later?
Yes. Rhino Shield can be recoated again with the durable finish coat if necessary.
Is Rhino Shield expensive?
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 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.
How much does Rhino Shield Cost?
All Rhino Shield applications are performed by certified members of our Dealer Network. Each installation will vary on price due to your home and 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.
Can I purchase Rhino Shield directly and apply myself or use my local paint contractor?
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.
Can Rhino Shield be used on interior walls or roofs?
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.
Can Rhino Shield be used on historical homes?
Yes! We’re often called upon by historic commissions to protect famous historical homes or buildings. Please see our gallery of historical work (Historical Home Gallery link). We appreciate the unique aspects of historical buildings including handling delicate exteriors substrates, maintaining surface texture integrity, and ensuring a breathable coating solution for older materials.
Can you pressure wash your home after a Rhino Shield installation?
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.
Will you replace rotten or failing wood on my house?
It is imperative that Rhino Shield be applied to acceptable condition wood. 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.
I have small cracks in my stucco. Will Rhino Shield fill in these cracks?
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 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.
Are Rhino Shield dealers owned by Rhino Shield?
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.