Exterior Coating / Rhino Shield
Rhino Shield can be used on virtually any surface, including wood, stucco, HardiePlank, brick, block, vinyl, and metal. To see some of our many household and commercial painting projects, please view our gallery.
Yes, depending upon the gauge, Rhino Shield can be applied to vinyl siding.
Our Rhino Shield two-coat system has a 25-year warranty against weathering that covers cracking, chipping, and peeling. The warranty can also be transferred to a subsequent owner as long as it is properly re-registered.
Our independent testing results, specifically accelerated aging tests, have confirmed that Rhino Shield will last in excess of 25 years when properly applied. Because our residential and commercial painting contractors are factory-trained, you can be assured of proper application with Palmetto Ceramic Coatings!
Rhino Shield ceramic coatings can be tinted to virtually any color using high-grade paint tints. We offer more than 1,500 color varieties.
Yes. If you change your mind, we can recoat your Rhino Shield with a durable finish coat in a different color.
Because it is 8 to 10 times thicker than normal paint and requires more detailed preparation, Rhino Shield is typically more expensive than a traditional house painting job. However, by breaking the cycle of having to repair and repaint your exterior every few years, you’ll actually save considerable money over time.
The cost of installation varies based on the particular needs of your home or business, including the amount of preparation required. Please reach out to us by phone or through our online form to request a free cost estimate for your specific property.
No. As a manufacturer, Rhino Shield requires its system to be installed by certified dealers only. At Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, we’ve undergone extensive training on preparing surfaces of every type for the correct application of Rhino Shield. Our factory certification ensures you’ll be fully protected by the benefits of our 25-year product warranty coverage.
No. Rhino Shield is for exterior walls only. Our interior ceramic wall system, Nature’s Cote™, is best for inside applications, and we also offer a separate product—Rhino Roof—for roof applications.
Yes! We’re often called upon by historic commissions who need to protect famous homes and buildings. We’re well versed in the unique requirements of historical buildings, including handling delicate exterior substrates, maintaining surface texture integrity, and ensuring a breathable coating for older materials. For historic homes, our solution is much better than house paint!
Yes. It can be pressure washed to remove any loose dirt or dust that’s accumulated on the walls. We recommend 1,500 psi or less.
To guarantee its high performance, Rhino Shield must be applied to wood that is assessed to be in a condition capable of supporting it. We will repair or patch other areas where possible, but we can only do so where the issues are minor enough to not cause the system to fail over time.
For any wood surfaces that our technicians recommend be completely replaced, we will identify these problem areas and provide a free quote for wood replacement as part of your total cost estimate.
Rhino Shield will naturally fill in small stucco cracks (1/16” or smaller). Larger cracks may require the application of a stucco patch prior to applying Rhino Shield. Once applied, Rhino Shield will help minimize future cracking due to the bonding properties of the adhesive primer and the ceramic finish.
No. We are an independent business that has been trained and certified by Rhino Shield. In order to earn our Rhino Shield certification, we’ve undergone a careful vetting process and maintain excellent credentials:
Concrete Coating / Floor Shield
Concrete coating is an affordable and visually appealing way of protecting a concrete floor, such as found in a residential garage or a commercial warehouse. Our concrete coating product is polyaspartic – a state-of-the-art coating technology that’s praised for its durability and resistance to UV yellowing. Compared to traditional epoxy, it produces significantly less VOCs and is more durable.
Areas of the home like garages, basements, and patios all receive their fair share of wear and tear. Oftentimes, these spaces are exposed to heavy traffic, scraping and scuffing, moisture and chemical spills, and excess sunlight. When not protected, they can become compromised. A concrete coating adds a protective layer that can be textured as a non-slip coating or smooth for a showroom-like shine.
Concrete coatings can be applied to any type of concrete floor in any area of the home or business. It can even be used outdoors, as is the case with pool decks and patios. As long as the floor is relatively smooth and does not have any significant cracks or damage, a concrete coating can be applied smoothly. But not to worry, our expert concrete coating installers can also prepare the surface by offering concrete floor repairs in advance of the coating system application.
Concrete floor coatings are extremely durable with a very long lifespan. Under normal use, a concrete floor coating can be expected to last as long as you need it to. When you purchase a polyaspartic Floor Shield coating from Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, you’ll be provided with a 25-year warranty for your peace of mind. If you ever notice a defect, you can relax knowing that we’ll correct it.
Surprisingly, most concrete floor coating companies only focus on interior applications like garages. With Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, however, you’ll have the opportunity to coat your outdoor flooring surfaces as well. While we still specialize in interior applications, we’re more than happy to apply a durable, sun-protected and non-skid coating to your outdoor living spaces – such as pool decks and patios.
Absolutely not. Once fully cured, your Floor Shield coating will provide plenty of traction. In fact, the floor coating often offers more grip than raw concrete. This makes it a wise investment for areas of the home that receive lots of back-and-forth foot traffic. It also makes cleaning up spills much easier, further reducing the risk of slips.
Yes! With Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, you’ll have a variety of concrete floor coating options. Each application is available in several different base colors and flake systems. The solid color system features two layers of colored primer, whereas the flake system is put on top of one layer of primer and covered with a clear coat.
Nearly all residential concrete coating jobs can be completed in less than a day. The typical polyaspartic application takes 5-6 hours to cure completely and be ready to be walked on. Our system can be applied at any time of the year as well, even in extreme 0-degree to 100-degree temperatures.
With our polyaspartic coatings, maintenance is never required. The only thing you have to do to keep it in good shape is sweep and mop for a like-new finish. Older epoxy systems from other companies do require maintenance, especially when they crack due to use and heat, and discolor due to strong UV radiation.
Yes – very much so. This is the main advantage of concrete coatings, especially in areas that are constantly subjected to spills and pooling of harsh chemicals and other caustic fluids. Whether you’re changing the oil in the garage or storing harsh cleaning chemicals in a storage closet, you can feel certain that your floor will be protected from any accidental spill.
Concrete coating can fill, seal, and cover minor cracks, chips, and dents in the concrete, so long as the damage is not significant. This will prolong the lifespan of your concrete floor and drastically improve its overall appearance. Large crevasses cannot be repaired with coating alone because it will not cure properly. If you’re concerned about whether your concrete floor is a good candidate for coating, then we will gladly talk it over with you during your consultation.
Yes. We install Polyaspartic coatings, a material that provides superior inter-coat adhesion with epoxy coatings. If you want to have our products installed on top of an old epoxy coating, then our installers can handle the job and ensure a high-quality result.
If for some reason you decide to remove the concrete floor coating, know that you could possibly damage the concrete surface. However, the coating can be removed by sandblasting, sanding, diamond grinding, or beadblasting. If you decide to have your concrete coating removed, contact us for professional assistance to help avoid damage.
Yes. Concrete coatings provide multiple environmentally friendly benefits. Firstly, they extend the lifespan of concrete floors. This reduces the amount of waste that your home produces. Concrete floors also reduce the need for harsh chemical cleaners because they are cleaned using a mild detergent. Moreover, concrete-coated floors are cooler in the summer, which can keep your space more comfortable and reduce your cooling costs.
The cost of concrete coating depends on the quality of the products and services used. The average cost for concrete coating is between $500 and $3,000. If you’re interested in professional concrete coating services by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, then contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation and accurate cost estimate.
Concrete coating installation is a tedious process that is best left to the professionals. Although you can attempt to do this yourself, you could end up with an uneven surface, peeling, bubbles, and more. When you team up with Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, our trained installers handle every step of the installation process with precision, ensuring a beautiful and long-lasting result. Moreover, our team works efficiently and cleanly, so the job is done with as little hassle for you as possible—and in just 4-6 hours.
Quality concrete coating brands will come with product warranties. At Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, we only team up with the best manufacturers, like Floor Shield, that back their products with a 15-year warranty. Moreover, you can rest assured that the concrete coating installation is handled with care when you team up with our trained and experienced professionals.
Concrete coatings are great for protecting your concrete floors from dirt, stains, chemicals, and impact damage. Moreover, a coated concrete floor is simple to clean and maintain. All you need to do is sweep the floor periodically and wash with a wet mop using warm and soapy water.
Yes! For starters, you will enjoy floors that are easy to maintain and protected against damage. Repairing or replacing concrete floors can be costly. A coated concrete floor also makes your home more attractive to homebuyers, whether you have a coated garage floor, basement floor, concrete patio, or pool deck. Moreover, the average concrete floor increases home value by $8 per square foot.
At Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, we install products that are manufactured with polyaspartic resin technology, a two-component coating system. This system works well in areas with high moisture and humidity. In fact, this is the best concrete coating solution for these environments, offering extensive protection against not only moist and humid conditions but also standing water and caustic liquid spills.