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 passes the Miami-Dade wind driven rain standard. Manufactured in Florida and used extensively on the coasts, this is an important standard. To pass this standard, a product must be able to withstand 98mph wind-driven rain.
In 2004, after Hurricane Ivan, field tests were conducted on waterfront homes coated with Rhino Shield in areas that had experienced the worst conditions (126 mph wind-driven rain). Results of this study found that no moisture had penetrated the coating or the house.
In 2010, we incorporated an EPA registered 3-part mildewcide into our ceramic coating products. The three parts include a mildewcide, fungicide, and algaecide.
Most paints and coating products contain only a mildewcide, but studies show that our 3 part cocktail is much more effective. The algaecide that is included actually prevents photosynthesis from happening on the surface of your home. 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. BASF is a well respected chemical company usually 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." This company has performed several third party tests on our product. Through many tests, BASF found Rhino Shield to excel at breathability, tensile strength, viscosity, flexibility, and tear resistance. 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.
Ceramic microspheres help insulate your home, unlike mineral fillers in traditional outdoor paint products. 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 was found to be the most salt-tolerant product on the market, even surpassing Rustoleum, the industry standard. This is a very important quality to homeowners living in coastal areas where salt content in the air is high.