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 passes the Miami-Dade wind driven rain standard. Manufactured in Florida and used extensively on the coasts, this is an important standard. To pass the Miami-Dade standard, Rhino Shield had to withstand a minimum of 98 mile-per-hour wind-driven rain.
Field tests were conducted on waterfront homes exposed to Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The homes were in Okaloosa County Florida where wind driven rain topped out at 126 mph. Moisture meter readings conducted after the storm found no moisture penetration.
Rhino Shield now includes a three part EPA registered mildewcide cocktail. 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. Our mildewcide cocktail is environmentally safe and 0 VOC.
Unlike traditional outdoor paint, Rhino Shield will not peel, crack, blister, or flake. 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. 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.
The solid components (ceramic microspheres) in Rhino Shield are far superior to the mineral fillers found in traditional outdoor paint. Ceramic microspheres have many benefits, including the ability to insulate your home. Rhino Shield is a "low-e" product that helps keep the heat from transferring into the building in hot climates, and from escaping from the building in cold weather.
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.