Ceramic Coatings: Rhino Shield's Exterior Paint Alternative
At the heart of Rhino Shield is our pioneering use of ceramic coatings nanotechnology in our exterior coating systems. Specifically, the use of ceramic microspheres. Ceramic coatings were invented in the 1940s by NACA (the predecessor to NASA) as an outgrowth from the manufacturing of solid ceramic beads. Ceramic microspheres are solid globes with rigid ceramic walls. Because our microspheres are made from ceramics, they provide the benefit of high heat resistance as well as protection from UV rays, as all ceramic products do.
A proprietary characteristic of Rhino Shield's ceramic coatings technology is the microspheres themselves. Frankly, not all ceramics are the same- we use the highest quality ceramics with low breakage rate, low thermal conductivity, and consistent spherical shape. Since our microspheres are symmetrically shaped (all round) but irregular in size (they measure in density between 0.125 g/cc to .60 g/cc), they pack together extremely tightly when coated to a surface. Essentially, the smaller spheres pack the tight spaces between the larger spheres. As a result, more microspheres may be packed together to increase the thickness of Rhino Shield coatings like our DFCs, thus providing excellent durability and insulation benefits.
In contrast to Rhino Shield, traditional latex paints utilize inexpensive mineral products as fillers, such as calcium carbonate, that are irregular in shape and size. These less expensive fillers cannot pack tightly to a wall and result in a dry thin coating that can't stand up against the elements. This ultimately leads to paint breakdown over time. Hence, you have to keep hiring exterior painting contractors to repaint your surfaces again and again. Paint manufacturers depend on this obsolescence to sell more paint.
Finally, our ceramic microspheres lower thermal conductivity and act as acoustic insulators. The ceramic formulation of the spheres reflects harmful solar UV rays resulting in a lower wall surface temperature. Rhino Shield's independently tested high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is proof positive of Rhino Shield's UV lower thermal conductivity. This leads to energy savings for property owners down the line, and who can turn that down?
Our ceramic coating system is the wall coating product of the future and is the benchmark by which all new entrants are measured. Rhino Shield is engineered to outlast paint and guaranteed to outsmart the elements. So don't settle for traditional paint or an inexpensive imitation performance coating- choose Rhino Shield.