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 coated with Rhino Shield that were exposed to Hurricane Ivan (126 mph winds and rain). Results showed no moisture penetration.
Rhino Shield now includes a three part EPA registered mildewcide cocktail. In this 3-part cocktail are fungicide, mildewcide, and algaecide.
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. 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.