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.
They were one of the “good guy” contractors, the kind of company that actually went back and took care of customers, fixing issues with the paints and coatings they applied as problems occurred. Because so many of their clients were complaining about paint wear-down, the contractors decided to hire a chemist to look further into the problem. They wanted to know if the wear-down problems were due to their materials and application methods or to the product itself. The chemist could find no flaws in their application methods or materials. In fact, he found that they were using the best materials on the market and applying the coatings precisely 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. 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.
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.
News of Rhino Shield’s success spread quickly as homeowners across the country demanded the superior product. Today, Rhino Shield has dealer locations all across the country in nearly every state. Rhino Shield Gulf South is the exclusive Rhino Shield dealer for Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Washington State, Colorado, 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.