Frequently Asked Questions
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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 and metal. To see previous projects, please view our gallery.

I have vinyl siding, can Rhino Shield be used to cover it?

No, Due to contraction and expansion where vinyl siding overlaps, Painting and or Rhino Shield would not be advisable.

How long does Rhino Shield last?

Rhino Shield residential applications are warrantied against weathering and includes cracking, chipping and peeling. for as long as you own your home. The warranty can also be transferred to subsequent owner if properly re-registered. Rhino Shield commercial applications has a twenty-five year warranty against weathering and includes cracking, chipping and peeling.

How can you be sure Rhino Shield will last 25 years or longer?

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.

See It to Believe It
Hanover, MA Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Johnston, RI Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Norwood, MA Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Clifton, NJ Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
East Hartford, CT Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
Arlington, MA Project
What makes Rhino Shield more durable is our combination of preparation and product. As shown in this recent project photo, we give great attention to prepping every surface before spraying the 1st primer coat.
After extreme preparation we apply a patented adhesive primer and a thick ceramic based top-coat that is far more durable than traditional house paint, and we warranty the durability on every job.
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This Old House
Watch this segment to witness our dedication to preparation. Before we ever start painting, we ensure that the surface is completely clean, even if that means scraping, sanding, and making minor repairs.
Why Choose Rhino Shield
Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
Rhino Shield on HGTV
To get a feel for how Rhino Shield can transform your home, watch this clip. See for yourself how our product goes on beautifully over brick and dramatically improves the appearance of this family’s home.
Rhino Shield of New England
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
Complete Paint Restoration
Rhino Shield: Complete paint restoration of the 170-year-old Dighton Community Church in Dighton Massachusetts
This Old House
Watch this segment to witness our dedication to preparation. Before we ever start painting, we ensure that the surface is completely clean, even if that means scraping, sanding, and making minor repairs.
Why Choose Rhino Shield
Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
Rhino Shield on HGTV
To get a feel for how Rhino Shield can transform your home, watch this clip. See for yourself how our product goes on beautifully over brick and dramatically improves the appearance of this family’s home.
Rhino Shield of New England
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
Complete Paint Restoration
Rhino Shield: Complete paint restoration of the 170-year-old Dighton Community Church in Dighton Massachusetts
This Old House
Watch this segment to witness our dedication to preparation. Before we ever start painting, we ensure that the surface is completely clean, even if that means scraping, sanding, and making minor repairs.
Why Choose Rhino Shield
Learn more about Rhino Shield by watching this informative clip. You’ll see how the formulation of our products and our careful application process can enhance your home’s beauty while helping to protect it from the elements.
Rhino Shield on HGTV
To get a feel for how Rhino Shield can transform your home, watch this clip. See for yourself how our product goes on beautifully over brick and dramatically improves the appearance of this family’s home.
Rhino Shield of New England
Check out how the application of Rhino Shield helps to take this home from shabby to chic! With ceramic microspheres integrated into the coating, our products provide long-lasting, low-maintenance color.
Complete Paint Restoration
Rhino Shield: Complete paint restoration of the 170-year-old Dighton Community Church in Dighton Massachusetts
Invest in Your Property
At Rhino Shield of New Jersey, we proudly back our work with a lifetime warranty on residential projects and a 25-year warranty on commercial work. That’s because our coatings’ unrivaled durability make them a smart choice for everyone from homeowners to well-known companies such as Disney, Comfort Inn, and NASCAR. Our customers feel confident knowing that their paint job will stand the test of time.
Long Lasting Coating
Long Lasting Coating
Less hassle, and easier to maintain, Rhino Shield helps with wood repairs, sealing, and caulking for a long lasting finish that will hold unlike any other paint product.
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Rhino Shield is a low-e product that reduces thermal conductivity which provides additional insulation to your property. Save on your next energy bill.
Unlimited Colors
Unlimited Colors
No more hassle. We can match any current exterior paint color. Whether you’re looking for an existing color or new one, we’ve got you covered.
Warranty
Warranty
Have the confidence to revive your property with the security of a lasting warranty. The decision to choose Rhino Shield for your property has never been easier.
Superior Service
I was considering vinyl siding and when they came out to look at my house they ensured my house would be fine painted and it looks great.
– Medford, MA
I was satisfied with the entire job, the workmanship and the crew.
– Medford, MA
Elias and his crew were absolutely incredible! They by far surpassed my expectations for professionalism, work quality, and clarity of communication!
– Lynn, MA
There were some rough spots with rotting along the roof line and I was concerned about how it would be handled. The carpentry was promptly estimated, the materials as well, and everything was completed lightning fast at a reasonable price.
– Lynn, MA
Elias and his crew were absolutely incredible! They by far surpassed my expectations for professionalism, work quality, and clarity of communication!
– Lynn, MA
I was very happy and impressed with the way they went about their work. They were very hard working.
– Arlington, MA
The workers at Rhino Shield Northeast, were very professional and pleasant to work with! They were very prompt and they did a fantastic job!
– Peabody, MA
The Rhino Shield experience was awesome. My drab looking little house is now a bright yellow beautiful little cottage that looks great! Thank you for a very easy process from start to finish!
– Coventry, CT
Fantastic Job! The house looks so nice that it should be on a brochure. The crew was extremely professional and completed the job in just one week! Plus I have the peace of knowing we will never ...
– Groton, MA
Would highly recommend to anyone who is willing to pay a little extra but receive a big return
– Methuen, MA
Blown away by the work of everyone at Rhino Shield!!! What a job they did professional ,neat, and done in three days. The crew I had was unbelievable!! The house should be in a magazine they did so well. Would ...
– Methuen, MA
The techniques and procedures used resulted in a very nice overall appearance of the house.
– Acton, MA
The entire team provided exceptional service albeit on site or office staff. The job was impeccably done and communication via email was always timely.
– Milton, MA
I am extremely satisfied with the entire experience from the initial contact, presentation, and installation. They were open,honest and very informative about what to expect & everything went accordingly.
– Milton, MA
Rhino Shield Northeast has a crew of 8-10 people who are young, energetic, and pleasant to have work on my property. They were especially happy to paint my house because we live in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and our home is ...
– West Yarmouth, MA
I would like to recognize the foreman of the painting crew, Fabiano. He did a great job managing the crew. He is very professional on the phone.
– West Yarmouth, MA
Everyone has a hard work ethic. They are strong, young, and willing to work. They are willing to go up and down ladders. They are impressive. I like the way the worked as a team.
– West Yarmouth, MA
My house looks beautiful and the quality of the application was phenomenal. The staff that performed the work and sold the product were very professional.
– Nashua, NH
Before finial walk through I pointed out things that needed to be touch up to painter. He said ok. As I walked around with Fabiano some of the painters were cleaning up and some were still painting. I signed the ...
– Quincy, MA
Administratively as sound as their craftsmanship! They call you/email you very promptly, unlike many other contracting businesses per past experience.
– Arlington, MA