Rhino Shield Process

Wondering what it is like to paint your home for the last time? Our professional painting contractors will answer all your questions and show you every step involved in the ceramic coating process. You will learn how a professional exterior house coating is done properly, the quality materials involved, and you will experience the exceptional service that gives your home the kind of advanced exterior our customers rave about. An overview of our process is as follows:

Summary of Steps: Residential and Commercial

Summary of Steps on:

  • Stucco
  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Hardie Plank
  • Brick
  • Steel

  1. Crew chief inspects the home with the homeowner to clarify color choice, color locations, and what to do and expect.
  1. Pressure wash the home or building to remove dirt, mildew, and mold
  1. Repair or replace any damaged surfaces on the home.
  1. Sand areas where old paint may be peeling
  1. Caulk & Seal in work areas
  1. Approval from owner of prep work before application of product
  1. Application of a priming coat to seal the surface
  1. Apply ceramic coating
  1. Touch up/ clean up
  1. Final inspection and approval from home or business owner


Why Priming is so Important

Until 1978, all paints contained lead based chemicals that acted as a glue to hold paints onto your home. Since then, new laws have taken everything out of paint except water, latex (acrylic or vinyl), and pigments. As there are no bonding agents in paints today, you must use a primer specially designed for each different type of surface to ensure the paint will bond to the underlying surface.

Priming is a crucial step in the painting process. In fact, most paints are only guaranteed if primer was applied to all surfaces being painted AND two coats of paint are applied. You can read this on any can of paint.

All too often, other Gulf South house painters only-spot prime on raw wood surfaces and then shoot one thick final coat. They will even tell you this is enough. And it WAS enough with old school paint jobs. That is why we apply a special primer to all surfaces to be coated to protect against bleed through and to provide a bonding surface for the coating to adhere to. This primer, when dry, is a sticky adhesive that acts as a bonding agent for the topcoat.

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