Rhino Shield Process

Wondering what it is like to paint your home for the last time? We show you every step involved so you can virtually experience the entire 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. Our expert painting contractors follow a 10-step method that will ensure the longevity of your home's exterior.

Summary of Steps: Residential and Commercial

Summary of Steps on:

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

  1. Inspection of home or building; discussion of color choices, expectations, and the installation process
  1. Pressure wash the home on ALL substrates to remove dirt, mold & mildew
  1. Repair/Replace damaged "substrate"
  1. Sand areas where old paint may be peeling
  1. Caulk & Seal in work areas
  1. Prep Inspection with owners before any product is applied
  1. Priming/Sealing coat
  1. Apply ceramic coating
  1.  Product touch up/ site clean up
  1. Final inspection and homeowner final approval


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.

Sometimes when you hire other Gulf South house painters, they will only apply primer to a few “needy” spots rather than to the entire surface. This happens much more often than you may think. These other Gulf South house painters will even tell you that priming the entire surface is not necessary and that one thick coat of paint is enough. 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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