According to ASTM standards, Rhino Shield is considered “fully permeable.” Permeability allows the coating to release vapors and condensation, rather than locking them in and causing moisture damage.
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.
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.
In 2010, we incorporated an EPA registered 3-part mildewcide into our ceramic coating products. 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. Our mildewcide cocktail is environmentally safe and 0 VOC.
Won't crack, peel, flake, or blister. 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." In these tests, they found Rhino Shield to excel at viscosity, flexibility, tear resistance, breathability, and tensile strength. They also performed an accelerated aging test, in which Rhino Shield retained its flexibility and showed no sign of aging.
Ceramic microspheres help insulate your home, unlike mineral fillers in traditional outdoor paint products. Rhino Shield acts as a thermal barrier, keeping heat outside in the summer and inside in the winter. That's why it is considered a “low-e” product.
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.
Rhino Shield is Class A fire and smoke rated, and even contains materials that are used to make flame retardant materials. If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires, you may be eligible for a homeowner's insurance discount if you coat your home with Rhino Shield.