How Long Does Rhino Shield Last? (Warranty, Longevity, Key Benefits, and More)


When it comes to protecting your residential or commercial property, the durability of the coating you choose is paramount. In the realm of long-lasting solutions, Rhino Shield stands out as a product with exceptional longevity and a warranty that reflects the confidence we have in its formula.


We understand that these boasts mean nothing without something concrete, though. We are often asked, “What all does the warranty cover?” and “Is there a difference between a residential and commercial warranty?”


We’ll answer both questions honestly, as we want you to be as confident as we are that your Rhino Shield coating will last for a long time.


In this article, we will delve into the key factors that contribute to the extended lifespan of Rhino Shield and explore why it is a wise choice for those willing to invest upfront to save in the long run. Check out our piece on the cost of Rhino Shield here for more information on this.


How Long is Rhino Shield Guaranteed to Last?

One of the standout features of Rhino Shield is its residential warranty, which extends up to 25 years. Our warranty covers potential issues such as:

  • Cracking
  • Chipping
  • peeling


What sets Rhino Shield apart is that its warranty is non-prorated, meaning that the coverage does not diminish with the product's age. Even after 24 years, if a valid warranty claim is made, we will cover the entire product cost.


Additionally, the warranty is fully transferrable, ensuring that it remains with the property even if you decide to transfer ownership to someone else. This is particularly beneficial for homeowners planning to sell, as the new owners can rest assured that the protection afforded by Rhino Shield continues seamlessly.


On top of that, many real estate listings will mark Rhino Shield as a property feature that can increase the resell value of your home.


Comparative Longevity: What Separates Rhino Shield from Traditional Paint


Traditional paints, especially those found in retail stores, typically come with warranties that are only valid so long as the paint remains in the can. Once applied, these warranties become void. Moreover, traditional paint tends to last only 5 to 7 years, necessitating frequent repainting.


Rhino Shield's 25-year warranty far surpasses the longevity of traditional paints, making it a cost-effective and low-maintenance alternative.


What is Rhino Shield’s Warranty for Commercial and Government Buildings?

While the non-prorated and transferrable warranties apply to commercial and government buildings as well, the duration is set at 10 years. This adjustment is made considering the different challenges these structures face, such as wear and tear from high traffic independent of natural elements.


For instance, applying the same warranty to a residential property and an elementary school would not make sense, given the potential for increased wear and tear in the latter. There might be kids leaning against the building, scraping it, dragging things on it, etc. There are a lot of additional factors to consider, not to mention the sheer difference in the number of people using the building.


Rhino Shield recognizes these nuances and tailors our warranties accordingly to meet the specific needs of both residential and commercial properties. We make our warranties to give you a realistic limit so that we can honor every valid warranty claim.


Environmental Considerations: Warranty Adjustments Near the Equator

We at Rhino Shield acknowledge that environmental conditions play a crucial role in the longevity of our product. For properties located near the equator, such as those in Central America, Africa, the Middle East, and in tropical climates, the warranty duration may be slightly reduced. This is due to the harsher conditions and extreme weather prevalent in these areas.


Rhino Shield conducts rigorous testing, including:

  • Accelerated aging
  • Weather chamber experiments
  • UV radiation tests
  • Hot and cold and moisture cycles


These are a few of the many independent lab tests we pay to get done to ensure that our product performs reliably in any environment. Our brand takes pride in offering warranties that reflect the real-world conditions our coatings are subjected to.


The Formula Behind the Warranty: Optimized Adhesion and Enhanced Durability


The foundation of Rhino Shield's extensive warranty lies in our formula. The coating boasts optimized adhesion, ensuring a strong bond with the surface it protects. Moreover, its high solid content, which exceeds 60% solids, and thickness (8 – 10 times thicker than average paint) contribute to enhanced durability.


Thicker coats are particularly crucial for long-term protection, as paint tends to break down and wear away over time. With Rhino Shield's thicker application, property

owners can expect more paint to remain even after years of natural breakdown.


This thickness, combined with other benefits such as solar reflectivity and low thermal conductivity, also contributes to the resistance of Rhino Shield against fading, a common issue in the painting industry.


Rhino Shield and Fading

Architectural paints and coatings rarely include fading as part of their warranty. At Rhino Shield, though zero fading is not part of our material warranty, formulating for color fastness (resistance to fading) is a top priority. First, our formula is engineered to resist UV degradation. Second, there are several ingredients designed to resist UVA and UVB damage that causes fading. Finally, we use the best colorants on the market, which are typically superior to the universal colorants found at most retail paint stores and hardware stores.


We also encourage property owners to choose ideal colors to protect against fading. For example, if a dark brown color is chosen for south-facing walls in the Arizona desert, expect some color loss over time. Your local Rhino Shield dealer can help select the best color combination for curb appeal and color fastness.



Investing in Rhino Shield is not just about coating your property; it's about securing its longevity and protecting it against the elements for years to come. In the scope of longevity, Rhino Shield offers:

  • A residential warranty extending up to 25 years.
  • A commercial warranty of 10 years.
  • Non-prorated coverage that is completely transferrable.
  • A high-solids formula designed for optimal adhesion and durability,


Whether for homes, commercial buildings, or government structures, Rhino Shield's tailored warranties and commitment to product testing make it a wise investment in property protection. Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of a Rhino Shield coating.


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