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A Maintenance Guide to Rhino Shield: What You Need to Know to Maintain Your Home’s Exterior

May 10th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By admin

Hey there, homeowner! Noticed some wear and tear on your house’s exterior lately? You're not alone. Many folks like you are looking for durable solutions that resist weather and age gracefully without demanding too much upkeep. Questions like "How often should I repaint?" or "What’s the best way to clean my home’s exterior?" pop up all the time. We get it. At Rhino Shield, we understand the concerns about maintaining your home’s charm and protecting your investment.


This guide is packed with insights on how to maintain your Rhino Shield coating, ensuring it continues to protect and enhance your home’s exterior for years. Not everyone will find Rhino Shield to be the perfect fit, and that's okay! Our aim here is to inform you, whether you're a seasoned user or just curious about your options.


Why Regular Maintenance is Essential for Your Rhino Shield Coating

Maintaining your Rhino Shield coating isn’t just about keeping your house looking good—it’s crucial for maximizing the lifespan of the product. Regular maintenance ensures that your home not only stays beautiful but also remains shielded from environmental damages. We'll show you how a little care goes a long way.


Visual Inspections: What to Look For

Step One: Take a Walk Around Your Property.

  • Look for any cracks, peeling, or chipping in the paint.
  • Check areas around gutters and windows for any signs of wear.

Step Two: Assess the Situation.

  • Small issues now can become big problems later. Catching them early can save you time and money.


Cleaning Your Rhino Shield Coated Home: Best Practices

How Often to Clean: Aiming for a yearly wash will keep your home looking fresh without overdoing it. Since Rhino Shield is water repellent, meaning it’s incredibly resilient against mold, mildew, and algae, a gentle cleaning is usually enough.


The Right Way to Wash:

  • Use a low-pressure washer and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.
  • Start from the top and gently work your way down to ensure even cleaning without damage.
  • Do not clean with chlorine or bleach. They may discolor and fade the colorants.


Dealing with Bio-Growth: Mold, Mildew, and Algae

Rhino Shield’s excellent water repellence plays a big role in preventing bio-growth. However, if you’re in a particularly humid area or have shaded walls that stay damp, here’s how to handle any unwanted growth:

  • Softly wash affected areas with a solution that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. In the past, we’ve seen customers attempt to clean with chemicals like Bleach and ruin their color
  • Regular inspections can help prevent these issues from taking hold.

Touch-Ups and Repairs: Keeping Your Home Looking Fresh

Storing Leftover Paint: Keep any remaining paint from your initial application; it’s your best match for touch-ups.

  • Store it in a cool, dry place and make sure the container is sealed tightly.


Performing a Touch-Up:

  • Clean the area to be touched up.
  • Use a small brush for precision and blend the new paint with the old.


Professional Maintenance: When to Call in the Experts

Sometimes, a professional touch is needed, especially if the issues are extensive or if you're unsure about doing it yourself. Choosing us to come back out—as reliable professionals who understand the Rhino Shield product—will ensure the best results.


Long-Term Care and Maintenance Schedule

Keeping a maintenance schedule can help keep your tasks manageable and your home in top shape. An annual checklist might include:

  • Visual inspections each spring.
  • Scheduled cleaning every fall.


FAQs: Common Questions About Maintaining Rhino Shield

  • Q: Can I just power wash my home if it gets dirty?
    • A: While power washing seems quick and easy, it’s better to use a softer approach to avoid damaging the coating.
  • Q: What should I do if I notice peeling or chipping?
    • A: Address it as soon as possible with a touch-up or consult a professional if the area is large.



Thanks for sticking with us through this guide. By now, you should feel more confident about maintaining your Rhino Shield coated home. Remember, we're here not just to sell a product but to ensure you get the most out of it. Our goal is to help everyone make the best decision for their home’s needs. Here’s to a home that stays as vibrant and protected as the day it was first painted!


This guide should serve as your go-to resource for keeping your home looking its best with minimal effort. Feel free to revisit this content whenever you need a refresher on keeping up with your home maintenance.


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