Is Rhino Shield Expensive? Factors that Influence Price


When it comes to home maintenance, painting is a necessary expense to maintain curb appeal and protect your home from the elements. However, not all painting solutions are created equal, and one product that often sparks curiosity regarding its cost-effectiveness is our Rhino Shield ceramic coating.


Customers often ask us, “With a Rhino Shield installation, what all am I paying for?” and “What all makes Rhino Shield cost more than typical exterior paint?”


We’ll answer both questions honestly, as we know giving our customers a transparent look at our business model will save both us and you time. After all, we understand that Rhino Shield is not for everyone. This piece will help you decide if Rhino Shield is within your preferences and budget.


So, is Rhino Shield expensive? To answer that, let's delve into the factors that influence its pricing and explore whether it offers equal value for your money.


What Factors Influence the Cost of Painting?


First and foremost, it's essential to understand that the cost of Rhino Shield coating can vary significantly based on various factors. Location plays a crucial role, as labor rates, worker compensation rates, insurance rates, and even the specific area of the property can impact the overall cost. For instance, a house situated in the heart of a bustling downtown area might present logistical challenges that can drive up the price. Additionally, the type of home you have and its condition are big factors too, like:

  • How big is your home?
  • How many stories is it?
  • How much repair work does the exterior need?


Moreover, historical homes, with their unique characteristics that often require extensive repair work tend to command higher prices for painting services. Rhino Shield has tackled projects involving historical homes with intricate designs. These types of exteriors are always more expensive to paint than the average home. This is because they typically require more repair work, have three stories, and have at least 3 colors—meaning they require more masking. Rhino Shield has done work on historical homes that have as many as seven different colors.


How Much Does Rhino Shield Cost?

In comparison to traditional paint jobs, Rhino Shield typically comes with a higher price tag, ranging from 2 to 2.5 times more expensive than a regular paint job. However, it's crucial to look beyond the initial cost and consider the value proposition it offers.


To give you a better idea of what price you can expect to see, we’ll look at the average cost of coating a three-bedroom home for regular paint and Rhino Shield.

  • Regular paint: $5,000 - $9,000.
  • Rhino Shield: $13,000 - $18,000.


Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay the entire sum upfront, as financing is an alternative. As a matter of fact, many of our customers ask about financing options.


How You Pay Less in the Long Run with Rhino Shield


One key advantage of Rhino Shield is the significantly higher amount of product applied to your home. While conventional paints typically consist of 60% water and 40% solids, Rhino Shield boasts a formulation with 79% solids. During the drying process, the water in the paint will evaporate into the atmosphere. So, the more solid content that doesn’t go away after the paint dries, the more usable product you have.


With Rhino Shield, a larger proportion of the coating remains on the surface after drying, resulting in greater durability and longevity. When comparing the thickness of the exterior coatings, typical latex paint is 1-2 mils and Rhino Shield is 8-10 mils. In essence, while you are paying around two times more for Rhino Shield, you are also getting at least 4x more paint on your home.


In addition, Rhino Shield is UV reflective, meaning it reflects sunlight rather than absorbing most of it. Combined with this, it has low thermal conductivity, which means that it does not trap heat. This energy-efficient combination will save you on A/C costs. And in the winter, our thick coating aids in the insulation properties of your home.


Our 25-Year Warranty

Despite the higher upfront cost, Rhino Shield can be a more cost-effective option over time, considering its extended lifespan and reduced need for frequent repainting.


Most paints last 5 – 7 years maximum, and most paint companies want customers to stay in the repainting cycle because it gives them more business. Their model is successful, and rather than compete in that market, we’d rather offer a unique product that solves the need to constantly worry about painting the outside of your home.


Included with a Rhino Shield installation is a guaranteed 25-year product warranty. This warranty is both non-prorated and completely transferrable—"non-prorated” meaning the full coverage of the product does not dwindle with its age, and “transferrable” meaning you can transfer the warranty from one owner to the other if you wish to sell your home. On that note, Rhino Shield may increase the resale value of your home, with many realtors listing it as a key feature.


The Importance of Professional Installation

The professional installation provided by certified Rhino Shield dealers adds another layer of value to the equation. A comprehensive installation process is crucial in ensuring any coating's effectiveness and durability. Poor preparation work is the number one cause of exterior coatings failing. Some Painters may cut corners with preparation work, but Rhino Shield dealers prioritize thorough priming tailored to the specific substrate being painted. Additionally, specialized high-performance caulks are used to ensure optimal sealing and protection against moisture intrusion, further enhancing the longevity of the coating.



Ultimately, the question of whether Rhino Shield is expensive boils down to perspective. While it may entail a higher initial investment compared to traditional paint, the benefits it offers in terms of durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness are worth the initial cost for many homeowners. Additionally, when considering the long-term savings from reduced maintenance and repainting costs, Rhino Shield emerges as a compelling option for those seeking a durable and high-quality solution for their home exteriors.


With Rhino Shield, you’ll get at least 4x the amount of product at a cheaper price. While this may entail not being the cheapest option upfront, its value proposition lies in its durability, longevity, and professional installation, making it a worthwhile investment for those looking for a reliable and long-lasting coating solution for their homes. As with any significant home improvement project, it's essential to weigh the upfront costs against the long-term benefits and choose the option that best aligns with your priorities and budget.


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