RHINO SHIELD PROCESS
What exactly does “going Rhino Shield” involve? We show you every step involved so you can virtually experience the entire process. We’ll walk you through the entire process and explain all the materials that will be involved. An overview of our process is as follows:
SUMMARY OF STEPS: RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
Summary of Steps on:
- Hardie Plank
- Inspection of home or building; discussion of color choices, expectations, and the installation process
- Pressure wash the home or building to remove dirt, mildew, and mold
- Repair/Replace damaged areas per scope of work
- Sand areas where old paint may be peeling
- Caulk & Seal in work areas
- Prep Inspection with owners before any product is applied
- Priming/Sealing coat
- Apply ceramic coating
- Product touch up/ site clean up
- Final inspection with homeowner
WHY PRIMING IS SO IMPORTANT
Modern paints contain only water, latex, and pigment; however, paint once contained lead-based chemicals. These chemicals acted as a glue to hold the paint to the surface being painted. Since modern paints lack the bonding agent, we must use primer before paint application. The primer acts as the glue to bond the paint to the surface of your home.
Priming is a crucial step in the painting process. In fact, most paints are only guaranteed if primer was applied to all surfaces being painted AND two coats of paint are applied. You can read this on any can of paint.
Sometimes when you hire other Florida house painters, they will only apply primer to a few “needy” spots rather than to the entire surface. This happens much more often than you may think. These other Florida house painters will even tell you that priming the entire surface is not necessary and that one thick coat of paint is enough. That is why we apply a special primer to all surfaces to be coated to protect against bleed through and to provide a bonding surface for the coating to adhere to. This primer, when dry, is a sticky adhesive that acts as a bonding agent for the topcoat.