The founders of Rhino Shield started as home improvement contractors in the Florida Panhandle, which is known for its extreme heat and humidity, frosty cold, torrential rain, and of course, hurricanes. Over the years, they sold and applied many different paints and coatings, including national brand paints, and even proprietary coatings with long term warranties.
These contractors were the “good guy” contractors, always making sure to check back in with their customers and fix any problems with the paints and coatings. Since they found themselves repairing paint jobs so often, they hired a chemist to help determine if the problems were due to materials or their application. The chemist could find no immediate fault in their methods. “You are using a lot of good materials and you are certainly preparing the home and applying the product according to the manufacturer’s specifications.”
So the chemist broke down the paints and coatings they were using and discovered that they were full of fillers such as clay, extenders, and vinyl you find in almost every paint or coating. He reported his findings to the contractors. “The manufacturers of these paints and coatings are using too many fillers. After two, three, or four years, these formulas are degrading and causing your problems.”
The chemist suggested developing a coating with no fillers, less water and more solids. Eventually, after a house is painted, the water in the paint will evaporate. When this happens, only the solid components of the paint are left. If these solids are cheaply made fillers, they will surely break down over time. However, if the solids are resins, pigments, and high-quality ceramics, the new product would not break down like traditional house paint.
This discovery led to the birth of the revolutionary product, “Rhino Shield.” Using the highest quality ceramic microspheres, the new product was a huge success.
Over the last ten years, Rhino Shield has spread throughout the country with dealers in almost every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South serves Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington D.C.
Rhino Shield Gulf South had the honor of being named Rhino Shield National Dealer of the Year for 2009, which was based on overall annual performance as well as outstanding customer satisfaction awarded by Amcoat Industries. Rhino Shield Gulf South is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business.