The Rhino Shield protective finish coat is classified as fully permeable by ASTM standards. The perm rate allows the coating to breathe and release condensation and vapors.
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. The standard is to withstand 98 mile-per-hour 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. In this 3-part cocktail are fungicide, mildewcide, and algaecide.
Unlike other paint products that only contain a mildewcide, our superior product actually prevents the occurrence of photosynthesis. This cocktail is zero voc. It is environmentally safe and supports our efforts to design the greenest coating possible.
Our product is more durable than any coating product on the market today. Rhino Shield has been third-party tested by BASF Chemical Company. 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. They also simulated an accelerated aging process in which Rhino Shield showed no signs of aging.
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 out-performed the industry leader, Rustoleum, in the area of salt tolerance. This is very important in coastal areas, where salt content in the air can wear down traditional outdoor paint products.