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 their customers were having so much difficulty with the upkeep of the house paint, the contractors hired a chemist to look further into the problem.
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 explained that if coatings were made using more solids and less water and fillers, it would last much longer. He explained that in a paint or coating, after the water evaporates you are left with only the solids. In the best scenario, if the solids are resins, pigments and ceramics that are active parts of the coating, then you have a coating that won’t break down like traditional paints.
So the contractors created the innovative coating product known today as “Rhino Shield.” The product saw immediate success, but the creators wanted to improve on the product even more. This is when they decided to add the superior ceramic microspheres that are found in the product today.
Over the last decade, Rhino Shield has been applied to homes throughout the USA with dealers in nearly every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South is the exclusive Rhino Shield dealer for Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, and Washington D.C.
Based on its outstanding customer service and annual performance, Rhino Shield Gulf South was named National Dealer of the Year in 2009. Rhino Shield Gulf South is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.