Rhino Shield was designed to allow moisture and vapors to flow through it to prevent condensation and extra moisture. According to ASTM standards, our product is rated “fully permeable.”
Rhino Shield is very popular in coastal regions because of the harsh weather conditions in those areas. High salt content in the air, along with excessive moisture and high winds, wear down all other house coatings. Rhino Shield stands up to these conditions, having passed the Miami-Dade wind driven rain standard. To pass this standard, a product must be able to withstand 98mph wind-driven rain.
Field tests were conducted on waterfront homes coated with Rhino Shield that were exposed to Hurricane Ivan (126 mph winds and rain). Results showed no moisture penetration.
Our 2010 Rhino Shield has incorporated new mildewcide cocktail. This is an EPA registered triple cocktail. It includes a mildewcide, algaecide, and fungicide.
The algaecide actually stops photosynthesis from happening. Most paints only contain mildewcide, but our field research clearly showed this three part system to be superior. This cocktail is zero voc. It is environmentally safe and supports our efforts to design the greenest coating possible.
Won't crack, peel, flake, or blister. BASF, one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world, has tested Rhino Shield in several areas. 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 still retained its flexibility.
Testing shows the solids used in Rhino Shield offer much lower thermo-conductivity than the mineral filler used in traditional paint. Rhino Shield is classified as a “low-e” coating because it acts as a thermal barrier, keeping heat inside in the winter and keeping heat outside in the summer.
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 out-performed the industry standard, Rustoleum.