The Science Behind Rhino Shield
The Rhino Shield™ Ceramic Coating System provides a comprehensive solution to maintaining the appearance of traditional latex house paint while adding the durability benefit of vinyl siding.Rhino-Shield™ is a superior quality product. When applied in combination with high levels of surface preparation it achieves unparalleled longevity.Rhino-Shield™ Ceramic Coating System creates unique benefits for your home including:
- High specification insulation
- Secure waterproofing
- Unique soundproofing qualities
- Immaculate detail
The Rhino-Shield™ application process has proven to protect your property against the harshest weather while improving energy efficiency overall.
The central air pocket in the micro spheres provides an insulating barrier for your walls much like a thermos bottle does. This insulating, industrial maintenance-free coating is long lasting, offering superior mildew resistance, corrosion resistance, and ultra-violet ray reflectivity.
Rhino-Shield’s Ceramic Sphere technology incorporate different sized microspheres as fillers. Conventional paints utilize inexpensive mineral products as fillers that are irregular in shape and size. These irregularly-shaped fillers don’t pack nearly as well as a mix of small and large microspheres. (The smaller spheres pack more tightly into the spaces between the larger spheres.) The more densely the coating is packed with microspheres, the less permeable it is to stains and the thicker it is when dry.
Adding ceramic micro spheres and high quality. Titanium Dioxide to our top grade 100% unique proprietary blend acrylic elastomeric resins makes Rhino Shield reflect more light and heat, repel water better, and is more durable than any other coating on the market.
For a complete look at the science and test result of Rhino-Shield Ceramic Coatings, please call 888-90-RHINO and speak to one of our service representatives.
Unique Rhino Shield Self Prime First Coat
When Rhino Shield™ was designing their primer they told the chemist, “Cost is of no concern, just make us the best primer possible.”
This proprietary region specific first coat was developed for the unique harsh Northeastern climate. Building upon the original APS priming coat. Rhino Shield has advanced the original formula and developed a higher quality first coat. Containing proprietary resins for bonding and breathability.
Product Testing Data
Most paints and coatings utilize mineral filler and chalk (CaCO3- calcium carbonate) as fillers. At Rhino-Shield we use ceramic spheres. Besides excellent durability, they help insulate. Rhino- Shield qualifies as a “Low-e” coating. This test compared the thermal conductivity of CaCO3 versus W410 and K46 spheres utilized in Rhino-Shield. The result was that the CaCO3 allows heat to quickly transfer while the ceramics prevent it.
Rhino-Shield™ Ceramic Coating has been rigorously third part tested by BASF and a series of independent labs to ensure quality, consistency, and dependability. Rhino-Shield Ceramic Coating meets or exceeds requirements in the following categories:
|Physical Property||ASTM Test Number|
Surface Burning Characteristics
of Building Materials
Total Emittance and
Weight of solids
|C 794/ D 903|
C 794/ D 903
BASF is one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world. They are recognized by the slogan “We don’t make a lot of the product you buy, we make a lot of the products you buy better”. BASF has performed several rounds of testing on Rhino-Shield. Rhino-Shield excels at flexibility, tear resistance, tensile strength, breathability, and viscosity. Additionally, BASF performed an accelerated aging test. At the end of the test Rhino-Shield showed no visible signs of aging and maintained its elastomeric properties.
Class A Fire Rating
Rhino-Shield™ has a class A fire and smoke rating. In some areas of the country prone to wildfires, buildings with a class A fire rating may qualify for a discount on their homeowner’s insurance.
Rhino-Shield™ is the most salt tolerant coating on the market. This is vital in coastal areas. As the testing shows, we are in the top category of salt tolerance and even outperformed the industry standard, Rustoleum.