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The True Cost of Repainting vs Rhino Shield: A Comprehensive Guide

April 9th, 2024 | 5 min. read

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Picture this: you're enjoying your morning coffee, looking out over your garden, when your eyes catch the exterior of your house. It's looking a bit tired, isn't it? The paint's starting to chip, and that color you once loved doesn't pop like it used to. You know it's time for a change, but the thought of picking up a paintbrush every five years is less than appealing. If this sounds familiar, you're in the right place.


Many of us are on the hunt for a long-term solution that frees us from the endless cycle of repainting. That's where the big question comes in: repaint or go with something more durable, like Rhino Shield? You might wonder, "Is Rhino Shield really worth the extra cost upfront?" We hear these questions all the time at Rhino Shield, and we're here to lay out all the facts, helping you make the best decision for your home. Because, let's face it, we all want our homes to look great without being a constant project.


By diving into this guide, you'll get a clear picture of the costs, benefits, and considerations of choosing traditional paint versus Rhino Shield. And don't worry, we'll keep the jargon to a minimum. After all, we're talking about home improvement, not rocket science.


Understanding the Basics

What's the deal with Rhino Shield, anyway? Imagine a coat of armor for your home, but instead of steel, it's made from tiny ceramic microspheres. Rhino Shield is a ceramic elastomeric coating that's about as far from traditional paint as you can get. Not only does it beautify your home, but it also protects it from the elements, all while lasting much longer than the paint job you're used to.

And traditional paint? It's been the go-to for ages—easy to find, straightforward to apply, and available in every color under the sun. But it comes with a catch: it doesn't last forever. In fact, you might find yourself repainting more often than you'd like, which can be a hassle and an ongoing expense.


The Cost of Rhino Shield vs. Paint

Let's talk numbers. On the surface, yes, Rhino Shield appears more expensive than a traditional paint job. But when you break it down, the story changes. Consider this: a Rhino Shield application on an average three-bedroom home can range from $13,000 to $18,000, which is about $6.50 to $9 per square foot. Steep, right? But before you write it off, let's compare that to the $5,000 to $9,000 you'd spend on latex paint—a process you'd repeat every five years or so.


Here's where it gets interesting. Over the course of 25 years, which is how long Rhino Shield is warranted to last, you'd repaint that same home about 4 to 5 times with traditional paint. After the second or third repaint, you’d be exceeding what you’d pay for Rhino Shield, not to mention the hassle and time spent on each repaint.


Rhino Shield offers financing. We understand that not everyone has a spare $18,000 lying around. That's why many Rhino Shield dealers offer financing options, making it easier to invest in a long-term solution for your home.


Long-Term Value and Savings

Durability is key. With Rhino Shield, you're not just paying for the product; you're investing in peace of mind. Traditional paint might last you 5 to 7 years if you're lucky, but Rhino Shield's warranty covers you for a whopping 25 years. That means while your neighbors are setting up their ladders for yet another weekend of painting, you're kicking back, enjoying the lasting beauty of your home.


Maintenance costs? Almost nonexistent. Besides the obvious time and labor savings, think about the cost of materials over time. Paint prices aren't going down, and the longer your coating lasts, the more you save. Plus, with Rhino Shield's resistance to fading, chipping, and peeling, your home stays looking fresher longer.


But what about that warranty? It's transferable, which means if you decide to sell your home, the remaining warranty period can be passed on to the new owner. It's not just a selling point; it's a value addition to your property.

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Performance and Protection

When it comes to protecting your home, Rhino Shield stands out from the crowd. It’s not just about keeping up appearances; it’s about offering your home a shield against whatever nature throws its way. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Weather-Resistant: Whether you’re battling the scorching sun of Arizona or the frigid winters of Maine, Rhino Shield holds up. Its composition is designed to reflect UV rays and withstand extreme temperatures, which means less fading and cracking over time.
  • Energy Efficiency: Thanks to those tiny ceramic microspheres, Rhino Shield actually helps insulate your home. This means potentially lower energy bills and a cooler interior during those hot summer months.
  • Long-Lasting Beauty: We all want our homes to look good, right? Rhino Shield maintains its vibrancy and finish longer than traditional paint, so your home stays looking sharp, year after year.

Imagine this: You’ve just had Rhino Shield applied to your home. It looks fantastic, and you feel good knowing you won’t have to think about exterior paint again for a long time. Fast forward a few years, and your neighbor is scraping and painting his house again. You give a friendly wave, secretly relieved that your weekends are free for family, hobbies, or just relaxing. This isn’t just a nice thought—it’s a reality for Rhino Shield homeowners.


Installation and Application

You might think, "Well, any paint job is only as good as its application, right?" Absolutely. This is where Rhino Shield’s professional installers come into the picture. Our trained technicians don’t just slap on a coat and call it a day. Here’s what sets the process apart:

  • Preparation is Key: Proper surface preparation is critical, and our teams take it seriously. From power washing to repairing cracks, we ensure your home’s exterior is ready for Rhino Shield, ensuring the best adhesion and performance.
  • Professional Application: Applying Rhino Shield is an art and a science. Our technicians are trained to apply the coating evenly and effectively, creating that durable, protective layer your home deserves.
  • Quality Control: We're picky about who puts their hands on your home. Only skilled, experienced professionals are tasked with applying Rhino Shield, guaranteeing a top-notch job every time.


Innovative Technology Behind Rhino Shield

What makes Rhino Shield so tough? It’s all in the mix. Rhino Shield is composed of 79% solids, including ceramic microspheres that are a key to its durability and protective qualities. But let’s break it down a bit more:

  • Ceramic Microspheres: Manufactured by 3M, these tiny spheres add strength and durability, creating a thicker, more protective layer than traditional paint.
  • Elastomeric Resin: This gives Rhino Shield its incredible flexibility, allowing it to expand and contract with your home, preventing cracks and damage.
  • Eco-Friendly Ingredients: We’re conscious of our environmental impact, which is why Rhino Shield includes low VOC, eco-friendly components that contribute to its sustainability.

This isn’t just paint; it’s a protective coat armed with the best of modern technology to safeguard your home against the elements, wear and tear, and time itself.


Customization and Aesthetic Appeal

Worried that such a durable option might limit your creative vision? Think again. Rhino Shield comes in a vast array of colors and finishes, allowing you to bring your dream home to life without compromise. Whether you’re preserving the charm of a historical property or aiming for a modern facade, Rhino Shield fits the bill. Check out our examples here.



Choosing between traditional paint and Rhino Shield is more than a cost calculation—it’s a decision about value, longevity, and peace of mind. While the initial investment in Rhino Shield is higher, the long-term savings, durability, and added protection it offers make it a wise choice for homeowners looking to invest in their homes' future. Remember, Rhino Shield isn’t for everyone. If you love the process of picking out new colors and painting every few years, then traditional paint might still be your best bet. But if you’re looking for a once-and-done solution that keeps your home looking great for decades, Rhino Shield could be exactly what you need.


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