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Installation Process

At Rhino Shield we take the preparation and installation of our coating systems very seriously and pride ourselves on the quality of our installation work compared to other coating contractors. We appreciate that our customers demand an installation that is completed on time, with no mistakes, and using professional applicators. Our only goal is to achieve the highest customer satisfaction on every job. Bottom line: We do it right the first time and you never paint again!

To ensure consistent success, only certified Rhino Shield dealers can install our system. Each dealer has gone through a rigorous training and certification process. Virtually all of our dealers are accredited by their local Better Business Bureau and carry an A or higher rating.

A typical Rhino Shield installation process is described below. However, each project is unique and deviations from these steps may occur depending upon the special requirements of the job.

Thorough Inspection

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We inspect all of the areas to be coated and devise a plan to successfully complete the project. We note any areas needing special attention including making an inventory of any wood that needs to be replaced, stucco needing repair, etc...

Pressure Washing

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We pressure wash all the surfaces to remove any dirt and debris from the substrate before we begin working. This provides a clean surface for optimal Rhino Shield adhesion.

Repair/Replace Siding

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We repair or replace all damaged siding materials with the exact type of material as is on your home. This may include wood replacement or stucco repair. Our goal is to bring the surface back to its original condition.

Scraping

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All loose paint and debris on wood surfaces is removed by scraping. Our goal is to provide a bondable surface for the primer and top coat.

Caulking

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Using a high quality elastomeric acrylic caulk, we caulk all small surface cracks and holes, vertical joints, and areas around doors and windows to properly reduce air infiltration and ensure longevity and flexibility. However, it is not in our practice to caulk underneath laps as it may limit ventilation.

Masking

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All areas which are not to be coated are masked off, covered or temporarily removed (such as lighting fixtures, mailboxes, downspouts, utility boxes, etc…). Special attention is given to cover areas such as roofing, landscaping, lawns, decks, and other areas prone to overspray.

Priming

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The primer is applied to seal, waterproof, and provide a bonding agent for the ceramic finish coat. Our primer contains a proprietary formula that includes an additive that reduces the growth of mold, mildew and algae. When applied, the primer sealer is white in color but dries to a clear finish.

Finish Coat Application

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Now the surface is finally ready for the ceramic finish coat. The ceramic coat can be tinted to over 1,500 colors. The finish coat is sprayed at a high mil thickness (100 square feet per gallon) to provide ultimate protection to your walls. Some areas (especially porous sections) may require brushing or back rolling of the ceramic finish coat.

Detail Touch-Up

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After the ceramic finish coat has been applied, we touch up any highly detailed or tight space areas to make them look their best.

Clean-up

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Once the finish coat has cured, we remove all masking materials and collect all drop cloths. Any remaining paint chips are cleaned up. Our goal is to return the job site to the same condition as before we arrived.

Final Inspection

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Our work is not 100% complete until you are fully satisfied with your Rhino Shield Application.