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. The standard is to withstand 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.
In 2010, we incorporated an EPA registered 3-part mildewcide into our ceramic coating products. The three parts include a mildewcide, fungicide, and algaecide.
Unlike other paint products that only contain a mildewcide, our superior product actually prevents the occurrence of photosynthesis. Our mildewcide cocktail is environmentally safe and 0 VOC.
Our product is more durable than any coating product on the market today. BASF, one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world, has tested Rhino Shield in several areas. 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 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.