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7 Tips for Selecting the Best Exterior House Paint

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Occasionally, every homeowner needs to repaint their home, and instead of reaching for the same brand of paint you always use, you may want to take some time to look for the best exterior house paint. How do you determine which paint is the best? Make sure it meets the following qualifications.

Look for a Wide Range of Color Options

Ideally, your home should reflect your personal sense of style, and to make that possible, you need to choose an exterior paint that comes in a wide range of different colors. The best exterior house paint options usually let you customize a color. RhinoShield exterior paint features a color palette with a variety of different hues and if none of those suit you, we can also match colors from Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Porter, Pittsburg, Valspar, and Behr.

 

Opt for Exterior Paint That Works on Multiple Surfaces

Unfortunately, a lot of exterior paint only works well on wood or other popular materials. In contrast, the best exterior house paint can go on almost any type of surface including vinyl, brick, and stucco. That lets you update your wood siding, but also your brickwork, metal flashing, garage doors in a variety of materials, and multiple other surfaces.

 

Choose Paint That Promises to Last

Generally, homeowners have to repaint their homes every 3-5 years or so, subject to the type of siding you have. Now, there are exterior paints that can last up to 25 years. If you just want to sit back and enjoy your home without worrying about the need to constantly repaint, you may want to opt for a paint that lasts a long time.

 

Insist on a Warranty

That said, if a paint is truly going to last, its manufacturers should be willing to back up that claim with a warranty. Ideally, you want a warranty that covers both the labor and the paint. Then, if the paint ever chips or has other issues, you can get it done for free. On top of that, you should look for a transferable warranty. That means the warranty stays intact, even if you sell your home to someone else.

 

Look for Additional Features

The best exterior house paint isn’t really paint at all. Rather, it’s a contemporary improvement on paint that is actually a ceramic coating. This type of paint does more than just change the color of your home. It also insulates your home, adds some fire-protective capabilities, and resists damage from salty air. Read more about the great benefits of ceramic paint.

 

Go Green

While you want your home to look great, you don’t want that to hurt the environment. If possible, look for exterior paint that promises to be green. The painters should be able to remove lead following EPA guidelines, and the paint itself should have low levels of VOCs.

 

Work With Quality Painting Contractors

Once you find the best exterior house paint, you need quality contractors to apply it for you. Top notch painting contractors go over your home and make repairs before they get started. Then, they apply the paint in a professional and timely matter. You don’t have to worry about the color from the siding bleeding onto the trim, or paint for the wood shutters getting on your brickwork. When you choose quality painting contractors, they ensure the job is done correctly.

 

If the above descriptions sound like the best exterior house paint for you, you need Rhino Shield. This paint improves your home, comes in a range of colors, and features a 25-year warranty. To learn more, contact us today.

Protect Your Home From Summer Heat with New Roof Paint

Monday, April 30th, 2018

With the summer approaching, you’re probably doing all sorts of spring cleaning and yard maintenance to get your home ready for the season, and in addition to your regular to-do list, you might want to consider investing in roof paint. Painting your roof with Rhino Shield offers a host of benefits.

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Sun Blocking Benefits of Roof Paint

Your roof is a huge area that is often directly exposed to the sun. Traditionally, a lot of roofs are dark colors, which attracts a lot of sun. As the roof heats up in the sun, a lot of that heat goes into your home. That, of course, increases the temperature in your home, causing your air conditioner to run all the time. Ultimately, that leads to wasted energy and high utility bills.

Rhino Shield roof paint helps to disrupt this process. With this roof paint, you can turn your roof a light color, which instantly encourages sunlight to bounce off rather than to get absorbed. On top of that, this paint’s unique formula has sunblock capabilities built in, regardless of the color you choose.

 

A Variety of Roof Paint Options

When you decide to use Rhino Shield roof paint, you get a variety of options. That makes it easy to meet the unique needs of your home, office, or commercial building. In particular, here are some of the options:

  • Red Iron Oxide for metal roofs
  • Rhino Clear Protective Waterproof Sealer for asphalt roofs
  • Super Shield Roof One Coat

 

Protection Against Rust

Unfortunately, with metal roofs, rust can be a concern. To protect your roof, you should add a coating of red iron oxide. This waterproof barrier prevents water from getting to the metal and leading to rust.

 

Waterproofing

When you opt for the sealer, this helps to protect your residential roof. Although rust is not an issue in this situation, asphalt shingles can be very hospitable to mold or mildew. The clear coat option is great on asphalt shingles.  You can also use this coating on log cabin metal roofs. The clear coat has a great sheen to hit in solid or clear.

 

Roof Paint That Insulates

In addition to blocking the sun’s harsh rays and protecting against rust, some roof paints actually insulate your roof. In particular, the Durable Finish Coat fills this role. That can be useful both in the summer and the winter. During the summer, it keeps the heat outside, while in the winter, this roof paint helps to keep the cold out.

 

Works on Multiple Surfaces

The Super Shield Roof One Coat works on a range of different surfaces including concrete, asphalt, primed metal, and tile. Regular paint doesn’t stick to many of these surfaces, but this roof paint is different. It is made of elastomeric ceramic that can stick to almost anything, and as it seals your roof, it can also work as an alternative to reroofing.
To learn more, contact us at Georgia Coatings today. We can help you choose the best roof paint for your home or commercial building. Then, we can apply it and do repairs as needed.

Best Stucco Paint for Homes

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

When it’s time to choose the best stucco paint for your home, you may find that painting contractors offer varying opinions about the kind of paint that should be used. One contractor may recommend a durable, commercial-grade elastomeric paint (a thicker, rubbery material). Another painter may suggest 100% acrylic paint, and may disagree with the aesthetic choice of using a heavier material on residential exteriors. What to do? Here is some information to help you choose the right paint for your home’s stucco exterior.

Weather Resistant Stucco Paint

Consider your climate. Homes in hot, dry, sunny regions need stucco paint that is especially resistant to cracking and fading. Desert areas further require exceptionally dirt-resistant paints. Homes in humid, warm regions require mildew-resistant exterior coating materials.

The Longest Lasting Stucco Paint

The best stucco paint for your home’s exterior depends on the age and condition of the stucco, and whether or not it has been painted in the past. Ask your Georgia Coatings painting contractor for recommendations of paint materials.

New Stucco — Use a water-based sealant formulated for stucco applications. Then, apply two coats of water-based paint. Use a high-quality acrylic exterior house paint for optimum adhesion and color retention and for the longest lasting exterior protection.

Old Stucco — Wash faded surfaces and then apply two coats of exterior paint. Acrylic paint will provide satisfactory longevity of paint protection for old stucco exterior surfaces. A thicker elastomeric paint, or a blend of it, is recommended for painting older stucco. It provides maximum adhesion of paint material to deteriorating stucco and creates a more impenetrable surface. The elasticity of the heavier coating makes it ideal for filling the thin cracks and pinholes that are common in aging stucco.

Previously-Painted Stucco — Previously painted stucco must be cleaned to remove all loose paint, dirt, and dusty or powdery film (caused by minerals in the stucco leaching out to the surface). Power washing is recommended as the most efficient approach to surface preparation. Then, paint the stucco with either an elastomeric or acrylic paint.

 

Rhino Shield

We provide exterior paint that is guaranteed to last for 25 years or longer.  Rhino Shield is a high-grade paint that lasts longer, saving homeowners the cost of repainting every 3 – 10 years, as is normally necessary with less durable paints that fade or wear off of weathered exterior stucco surfaces.

  • A Multi-Layered Coating of Protection — Rhino Shield is a durable, low-maintenance, water-resistant acrylic-urethane coating.
  • Innovative Technology — The advanced Rhino Shield formula combines multiple strength-building resins, to form a tough, flexible membrane that bonds thoroughly to the substrate.
  • Multiple Additives — The thick Rhino Shield coating is fire resistant, and it blocks damaging UV rays that deteriorate exterior surfaces. This highly-defensive formula also includes algaecides, mildew inhibitors, and other Rhino Shield proprietary protective agents.

For More Information

When it’s time to make a choice of exterior stucco paint for your home, contact Rhino Shield at (877) 678-2054, to speak to an expert in professional exterior stucco home painting applications. We are here to serve all of your residential painting needs.

You Have Choices for Exterior Siding Paint

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Is your siding fading? Are you tired of the current color of your home? Then, it’s time to paint your siding. Wondering how to paint your exterior siding? Here are some of the options to explore.

1. Best Paint for Vinyl Siding

If your exterior siding is made of vinyl, you may think that you can’t paint it, and in the past, that was unfortunately the case. However, through the years, paint manufacturers have developed paint that is specifically designed for use on vinyl siding. This paint tends to be made of a blend of urethane and acrylic resins, which helps the paint to adhere to the vinyl and resist fading.

 

2. Paint for Aluminum Siding

Metal is becoming an increasingly popular option for exterior siding, and if your siding is made of metal, you need special paint that can adhere to that. Unfortunately, paint for metal siding often has limited colors, and you need to do extensive prep work to ensure the paint sticks well to the metal.

 

3. The Right Paint for Wood Siding

The great news about wood siding is that it tends to be the easiest type of external siding to paint. You can paint wood siding almost any color, and you can use either latex or oil-based paints. If you like, you can even opt to skip the paint and just use stain, a wood finish, and a sealant.

 

4. Paint for Fiberglass Siding

If you have fiberglass siding, you generally need to repaint on a regular basis. While the color of vinyl siding is integrated into the actual vinyl, the color of fiberglass siding is only on the outside layer, and it tends to chip and flake frequently. On a periodic basis, you may need to apply a primer designed for use with fiberglass, and then, you can paint the fiberglass your desired color.

 

5. Paint for Brick Siding

With brick siding, you need to use porous paint. That allows the brick to breathe through the paint, which can be essential to preventing damage and safeguarding the lifespan of your brick work. Depending on the color you choose for your home, you may also need to use a primer to ensure the brick color doesn’t bleed through the paint.

 

6. Paint Tips for Stucco Siding

Many people like to let the natural color of the stucco shine through, but in some cases, paint can be essential to revitalize the color of the stucco. To paint stucco exterior siding, you often need to start by repairing broken stucco, and then, you can follow that up with a coat of paint. Note, however, that stucco absorbs a lot of paint, and you need to plan accordingly.

 

7. Best Paint for All Exterior Siding

Rather than using multiple types of paint on your home, consider choosing a product like Rhino Shield. More than just exterior paint, Rhino Shield is an innovative coating that adds color as well as fire resistance, protection from mold and mildew, and insulation to your home. This exterior siding paint is non-toxic, and it has low VOCs. Best of all, it’s guaranteed not to fade or chip for 25 years, and it comes with a 25-year warranty.

 

If you want an exterior paint that can work on a wide range of exterior sidings, you need Rhino Shield. Contact us today to learn more about our products and why Rhino Shield is better than other exterior paint options.

How Rhino Shield Paints Siding for House Renovations

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Tired of your home’s color? Does the siding for your house look old? If so, it may be time for repainting. To get a color that lasts the test of time, consider Rhino Shield. Here’s how this innovative exterior paint works on siding.

 

Paint That Works on Siding

Siding can be challenging to paint. In fact, many people think that it’s impossible to paint vinyl siding. Luckily, that is not the case. You just need to find the right paint. Rhino Shield is perfect. This special exterior paint works on almost any material including wood, vinyl, metal, and even brick. Of course, it works perfect on all siding for houses as well.

 

The Perfect Color

You may think that if you have to purchase special exterior paint to go on your home’s siding that you won’t be able to find the color you want. Luckily, with Rhino Shield, that is not the case. You can get exactly the color you want. To get an idea of the possible colors, look at our color palette.

 

The Right Preparation

Once you’re armed with the right paint, you need to prep the area. At Rhino Shield, whether you want to paint your home’s siding or anything else, we always use a multi-stepped process, that starts with prep work.

Usually, we start by looking over the home for any necessary repair issues. For instance, if your siding is falling away from your house, we reattach it. Then, we clean the siding. If you hire painting contractors who don’t clean the exterior, the paint traps in anything that’s on your home. That can include mold or mildew that may eventually ruin your paint or stains that may bleed through. We ensure that doesn’t happen.

 

Priming the Siding for House Renovations

Once the surface is ready, our painting contractors decide if your home needs primer. Usually, it’s not necessary, but it depends on the current color of your siding and the new color that you want. For instance, if you’re going from a very dark color to a light color, we may suggest a layer of primer.

 

A Protective Shield for Your Siding

As you will see once the paint has been applied to your home’s siding, Rhino Shield is more than ordinary paint. This paint is tested for salt tolerance. You don’t have to worry about the salty air breaking down or pock marking your siding. Additionally, Rhino Shield is a ceramic coating. It has lower thermal-conductivity than the materials used in traditional paint, which is just one of the reasons that this type of paint helps to fight against fires. In fact, if you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may even be able to get a discount on your home insurance when you use Rhino Shield to reinforce your siding.

 

Once our painting contractors have finished applying the exterior paint to your home’s siding, you can sit back and relax. You don’t have to worry about painting again for quite a while. Rhino Shield comes with a transferable 25-year warranty. To learn more or to get a quote, contact us today.

Beautiful Savannah Homes Sport Rhino Shield Exterior

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Savannah’s exterior is easily one of the most picturesque cities in all of Georgia. It is filled with manicured parks, cobblestone streets, Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Historical brick and stucco homes line the streets. It’s a southern hide away that draws people from near and far.

It has low country cuisine that is out of this world, and a beautiful river walk that keeps visitors busy all day long. With several gorgeous walking trails, and countless historical sites, Savannah makes it easy for people to call it home.

146 thousand residents occupy Savannah, several of which have turned to Rhino Shield to help keep the exterior of their home looking fresh and new for 25 years.

The damp, salty air of the coast can make it difficult to maintain the exterior part of any home or building. But Rhino Shield’s exterior coating is a durable, flexible, low maintenance wall coating that helps resist water penetration. It’s perfect for coastal homes and can be used on brick, stucco, and vinyl sidings, all of which are popular in the Savannah area.

Weather you’re looking to do a bright white, beachy pastel, or classic neutral, Rhino Shield has it all. From pinks and blues to creams and taupes, we have the perfect color for any type of home!

If you’re in the Savannah area, and are looking for a long lasting exterior coating that’s different from an every day paint, look no further! Head over to our website for more information or give us a call today at 678-205-4500.

Why Rhino Shield is One of the Best Paint Companies for Exterior Paint

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Choosing the right exterior paint for your home is important. You want paint that will stand the test of time and look great. Rhino Shield is definitely one of the paint companies you should consider. Here’s why it just might be the right option.paint companies

1. Safe

When looking at various paint companies, you need to think about more than just how your home looks. You also need to think about the safety of the product you are choosing. Rhino Shield has a very low amount of VOCs. That stands for volatile organic compounds, and when inhaled, they can lead to cancer. If it gets on your skin while you’re painting, it’s also completely safe.

2. Encapsulates Lead

When you have our team of professionals apply Rhino Shield to your home, we also test for lead paint, and we take the time to safely remove it. Unfortunately, many paint companies don’t even test for lead, and that can be dangerous, especially if your existing paint is old.
That said, if you prefer to just apply Rhino Shield over your existing paint, it can encapsulate lead. Its thickness makes it safe to put over lead-based paint, and it holds in the lead so you don’t have to worry about it getting into the air and being inhaled by you, your family, your pets, or your neighbors.

3. Nonflammable

Annually, there are about 365,500 home fires in the United States—that’s the equivalent of 1,000 per day. These fires cause more than 2,500 deaths and over 11,000 injuries. To minimize your risk, it helps to choose the right paint companies, and Rhino Shield is nonflammable.
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may even qualify for a discount on your homeowner’s coverage. Rhino Shield’s class A fire and smoke rating resists these types of fires, and many home insurance companies offer special discounts as a result.

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4. Reduced Effects of Aging

Almost all exterior paint looks great right away, but the true test is whether or not the paint can withstand aging. Rhino Shield has been tested by BASF, a third-party company, and the paint excelled in regards to resisting the effects of aging.
BASF also tested Rhino Shield products for tensile strength, flexibility, breathability, and viscosity. This exterior paint excelled in all of those categories.

5. Multiple Colors and Custom Options

Safety and environmental friendliness is just one element to consider when choosing paint companies for your home. You also need to think about how it’s going to look. In addition to resisting aging as explained above, Rhino Shield also offers a huge range of colors.
You may even be able to customize your color, and you can use the online tool to visualize how different exterior paint colors will look on the outside of your home. You just upload a picture, choose a color, and test it out.

Now that you know why this is one of the best paint companies for exterior paint, it’s time to move forward. Contact Rhino Shield today, and learn more about getting this great product on your home.

Exterior House Painting Trends Throughout History

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

It’s common today to see a wide array of building materials and colors on residential homes when driving down the street. However, that wasn’t always the case.

If you are considering changing the look and/or color of your home’s facade, it can help to have some historical context for exterior house painting trends. This is particularly true if your home is considered to be historic.

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Colors (or a Lack Thereof)

Before the Revolutionary War, American homeowners did not use paint. Instead, the building materials themselves – white pine, white oak and white cedar, were both attractive and durable.

In the early 1800s, homeowners began using paints to color the exteriors of their homes, however these colors were usually limited to those derived from natural elements like colored clays, red iron oxide and lamp black. While there were some chemical-based blue and green colors available at this time, they were too expensive for the average homeowner. What’s more, the colors weren’t necessarily stable and could change.

In the mid-1850s, synthetic dyes and pigments were created. For the first time, regular homeowners had access to – and could afford – colored paint to change the look of their homes. Fast forward to the mid-late 20th century, when consumers could have specific paint colors mixed right in the store, giving homeowners the chance to have a custom color for the outside of their home.

Choosing House Painting Colors Based on House Style

If you are painting a house that was built before 1920 and want to use a white paint, consider instead using an off-white color, which is what would have been available to homeowners at that time.

If your home dates back to the latter part of the eighteenth century, you might consider house painting using earth tones and monochromatic schemes with your trim and siding. Colors available at that time were deep yellows, browns, grays, and reds.

Between about 1790 and 1840, homeowners favored off-white and cream colors for their homes’ exteriors, mimicking classic Roman and Greek themes. Homes from this period with shutters usually had a copper-based green paint, standing in sharp contrast to the home’s light color.

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Technology is Revolutionizing Exterior House Painting

Regardless of what color you want on the outside of your house, there’s a better way to get an attractive exterior today. Gone are the days of having to scrape and paint your house every few years to keep it looking nice.

Rhino Shield is a revolutionary product that is better than paint. In fact, homeowners who use Rhino Shield can go 25 years before having to paint their home again! Its application is not limited to wood siding, either. You can also use Rhino shield on brick, stucco, metal and vinyl surfaces to provide lasting protection.

When you choose Rhino Shield, you can count on prompt service, professional and experienced installers and skilled workmanship. To learn more about this versatile house painting product, contact your local office today at 877-678-2054, or request a free estimate online.

Stucco Siding

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

There are several different types of sidings, each with their own benefits. Those sidings range anywhere from wood and metal, including steel and aluminum, to vinyl, fiber cement, and stucco.

Stucco, however, has a very distinct look, one that we absolutely love here at Rhino Shield! It has a smooth surface, allowing you to add coloring to your cement coats, as well as artistic designs, mosaics and murals into your stucco walls before the cement dries. Stucco is incredibly versatile and can be as traditional or creative as you are!

On top of that, it has several benefits. Made up of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water, stucco offers a solid, durable, and seamless exterior for your home. Stucco offers a natural resistance to fire, lasting durability, and is incredibly low maintenance, which for most homeowners is a necessity! And it only costs about $6-$9 per square foot to install. Stucco is an incredible insulator of both warm and cool air, and it won’t ever rot out.

Unfortunately though, stucco can sometimes develop several hairline cracks. Our APS (Adhesive Primer Sealer) works great to fill in minor cracks. Our products work great to keep water out, and our ceramic coatings help with insulation, and long lasting results that are sure to satisfy our customers.

If you find larger cracks, stucco patch fill ins may be required. If your stucco home is bowing away from the house, if it sounds hollow, or contains large cracks or holes, a professional fix may be required. We have two great partners:

Jeff at Advanced Stucco- (770) 592-1597

Randall- (770) 480-6173

And remember, Rhino Shield Georgia is here to help with all of your exterior housing needs no matter what type of siding you have! Call us today for a quote!

April Home Shows

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The busy Spring Home Show season is beginning to wind down. With just two Home Shows this month, you have no excuse to not make it out to at least one of them! You even have two weekends to recover before gearing up for the 2017 East Metro Home and Garden Expo on April 22nd.

Located at the Georgia International Horse Park’s Indoor Exhibition Center in Conyers, Georgia, the Home & Garden Expo admission is FREE, with a five dollar per vehicle parking fee. This Indoor Exhibition Center is even pet friendly so gather the family up, and don’t forget to pack the pup! There will be door prizes, interactive activities, and several vendors waiting to give you inspiration for your home.

If you aren’t able to make it out to Conyers, head down to Georgia’s beautiful coastal line for the Savannah Remodeling Expo at the Savannah Civic Center Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. You’ll have three days to connect with the local leading remodelers, builders, and design professionals as well as gain knowledge on how to make your home improvement project into a reality. Admission is also FREE, so you can’t get much better than that!

Summer is right around the corner and you want to make sure your home is in tip top shape for neighborhood parties, cookouts, and all things Summer. We’ll be there to help you with any needs you may have for the exterior of your home. Come out and see us! You won’t regret it! And use the ticket below for entry to the Savannah Home Show. Remember, both Home Shows are FREE admission! You can’t beat that!