What Is The Average Cost To Rhino Shield Your Home?
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Your home is one of the most significant purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Your choice of exterior paint is very important in helping you protect your investment. Homeowners often ask, “How much does it cost to Rhino Shield my house?” and “What is Rhino Shield’s installation process like?” Rhino Shield Georgia Coatings is here to answer these questions for you. Rhino Shield is a state-of-the-art exterior painting solution that enhances your home’s appearance and guarantees 25 years of protection.
Is Rhino Shield More Expensive Than Traditional Paint?
Rhino Shield is more expensive than traditional paint, but the amount of money you will save not having to repaint your home every 4-7 years makes the cost comparison worthwhile. On average, Rhino Shield costs about two to two and a half times the cost of traditional paint, but you won’t need to repaint your home for over 25 years with Rhino Shield.
- The average cost to paint a typical 3-bedroom home with Rhino Shield can range between $13,000 – $18,000.
- The average cost to paint a typical 3-bedroom home with traditional latex paint can range between $5,000 and $9,000.
According to Forbes.com, “The average professional exterior painting service will cost between $1.50 and $4.00 per square foot in 2024.” Costs can also vary depending on your home’s exterior. Each exterior material requires different painting supplies, prep work, and number of coats, so prices will vary accordingly.
The numbers in the chart above may need to be scaled for inflation, but the general message remains. When you choose to paint your home’s exterior with Rhino Shield, you won’t have to worry about repainting the exterior of your home for 25 years. Over that 25-year period, you will save time and money not having to repaint your house every 3-5 years.
What Factors Play Into The Cost of Painting Your House?
There are many variables that go into the cost of painting your home. The cost to do so can depend on factors like:
- Condition of the home’s exterior
- Labor costs
- Project features (multiple colors, extensive trim work, multi-story)
- Size and makeup of your home
- Geographic location
- Extent of repair work needed before installation.
What Is The Installation Process For Rhino Shield?
Each project is unique, and there may be deviations from the steps outlined below for your specific project.
Step 1 – Conduct a Thorough Inspection
A representative from Rhino Shield will thoroughly inspect the area slated for coating. They will identify and document any sections requiring particular care, such as wood that needs replacement or stucco needing repair. Following this, our team will devise a detailed work plan outlining the projected completion timeline, the required workforce, and any special equipment needed to ensure the project’s successful execution.
Step 2 – Cleaning and Washing
Every project begins with extensive cleaning, often involving a high-pressure wash. Our installation crew will diligently ensure your base material’s aesthetic and characteristics. The success of the Rhino Shield application largely hinges on the cleanliness of the surface. Ensuring the surface is spotless, dry, and devoid of dust, oil, mildew, algae, or surface powdering is crucial for optimal adherence of Rhino Shield Ceramic Coatings. Therefore, our team will employ comprehensive cleaning strategies to enhance our paint’s adherence and uphold the longevity of our coating.
Step 3 – Make Repairs as Necessary
Depending on the severity of any wall damage, we will perform comprehensive repair or complete replacement of the affected areas. This could involve replacing decaying wood, mending patchwork, or fixing damaged stucco. Our primary aim is to restore the surface to its initial state to maintain its aesthetic appeal and promote a seamless coating application. Any existing damage is treated with utmost attention, ensuring a solid and reliable surface for the coating application.
Step 4 – Scraping
Removing all loose paint and debris from the surface is essential for homes with wood exteriors. Our team may use sanding paper to scrape and remove loose paint that comes off readily. In some cases, we may employ paint removal tactics that involve chemical or mechanical stripping methods, though this is optional and depends on the specific case. Our primary objective is to create a surface conducive to bonding both our primer and the ceramic finishing layers.
Step 5 – Caulking
Caulking plays a crucial role in a successful application process. We utilize a top-tier acrylic elastomeric caulk, as opposed to silicone caulk. Our crew will effectively seal minor surface fissures, vertical joints, and horizontal gaps surrounding doors and windows to minimize moisture ingress. Any old or fractured caulk is removed during this phase. It’s important to note, however, that we generally avoid caulking beneath overlapping sections as this could potentially disrupt the appropriate ventilation of the siding.
Caulking aids in weatherproofing your property by blocking potential points of water entry. This not only reinforces the protective properties of the Rhino Shield paint but also helps maintain the structural integrity of the building. Therefore, this step, while seemingly minor, contributes significantly to the longevity and durability of the overall Rhino Shield coating.
Step 6 – Masking & Covering Up
The installation team may temporarily protect, cover, or remove sections not intended for coating. Common elements often taken down include light fixtures, signage, drainpipes, window shutters, and mailboxes. Specific care is directed towards covering areas like rooftops, landscaping features, lawns, decks, and other areas that are susceptible to being sprayed by wind-carried particles.
Protecting non-targeted areas ensures a clean, precise application of Rhino Shield. Our team’s careful masking and covering procedures are designed to prevent accidental coating or damage to areas not intended to be painted.
Step 7 – Priming
Once the prep work is complete, we get to priming. Unlike localized or spot priming, we engage in full-area priming. The aim is to create a seal that enhances water resistance and establishes a bonding medium for the ceramic finishing layer. The primer-sealer, upon application, is white but might dry to a transparent finish, depending on the specific Rhino Shield system being implemented.
Our primers form a preparatory layer that assists in binding the final ceramic coat to the surface. Moreover, the primer protects against water intrusion, helping protect the surface’s structural integrity.
Step 8 – Applying The Finish Coat
After thorough preparation and priming, the surface is ready to have the Rhino Shield ceramic coating applied. The finish layer is applied at a high mil thickness (covering approximately 100 square feet per gallon). This offers your walls unparalleled protection. Certain areas, particularly highly absorbent areas, may require our crew to go back over them with a brush or a back-rolling technique.
The ceramic finish coat serves as the final layer of defense, bringing together all the previous steps of the Rhino Shield process. This coat, in addition to providing aesthetic appeal with its vast array of color choices, offers substantial protection for your walls against the elements.
Step 9 – Perform Touch-Ups and Finishing Details
Once the finish coat has been applied, our team will then refine and perfect the finish coat. This involves careful attention to intricate or restricted areas, touching them up to enhance the overall appearance and ensure our coating is uniform across all areas, big or small. This is an integral part of the Rhino Shield installation process, ensuring that every inch of your property looks its best and the finish coat is applied evenly throughout.
Step 10 – Clean Up
Our installation team makes a concerted effort to ensure that the area is returned to its pre-work condition. This includes removing all protective measures, reinstalling any temporarily removed items, and thoroughly cleaning up residual waste or debris.
Step 11 – Final Inspection
Once the project has concluded, you’ll have an opportunity to assess the installation and paint job with the team lead. During this inspection, any remaining issues can be highlighted. We consider our job fully finished only when you, as the client, are completely satisfied with the Rhino Shield application on your property.
Additional Benefits of Rhino Shield vs Traditional Paint
Less hassle, and easier to maintain overall. Helps with wood repairs, sealing, and caulking. Rhino Shield is a protective paint coating that you can rely on for 25 years!
With typical exterior paint, moisture can penetrate the paint film and get behind it and cause the wood to swell, leaving blisters, cracking, or peeling. Rhino Shield exterior paint bonds completely to the surface of your home, so you don’t have to worry about peeling and repainting. Our APS primer is unlike any primer on the market in terms of adhesion, penetration, and water sealing.
Although Rhino Shield exterior paint bonds completely to your home’s surface, it also allows the wood to breathe which is how it prevents chipping, cracking, and peeling common with other paints.
Rhino Shield has been extensively tested and certified to ASTM standards by top laboratories including BASF, Momentum, Atlas Labs, and UL certifications. Ongoing testing ensures consistent quality and performance. Rhino Shield exterior paint testing includes accelerated aging tests and confirmed that our product performs as well as we say it will.
Rhino Shield exterior paint received a Class “A” fire and smoke rating. In areas prone to wildfires, building with this rating may qualify for discounted homeowners insurance.
Our 25 year warranty on workmanship and quality ensures that your investment is protected. If you happen to sell your home in the next 25 years, the warranty transfers to the new homeowners, potentially earning you more in the sale.