Regular Paint it Aint!

If you have been driving around the Chicagoland area highways lately you have undoubtedly seen our new billboards!

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If you are tired of the endless exterior cycle of paint–> peel–> paint and are ready to experience an alternative approach that will save you time, money and energy then give us a call today!

Are 1500 Plus Colors Too Many?

Sometimes having too many choices can make things seem overwhelming. With over 1500 shades of Rhino Shield available and the ability to color match any other shade we hope the flexibility we offer in regards to possible colors for your home won’t be too overwhelming!

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Things to Consider

Sometimes beginning with the end in mind can help narrow your color choices down.

  • Do you want your home to stand out as a reflection of your personality?
  • Blend peacefully into its surroundings?
  • Perhaps match its original tones if it is a historic or heritage home?

While some clients prefer to enlist a decorator to help with color selection, no matter what your goal is our specialists are here to help!

When selecting your home’s new color, there are many factors to consider from roof color to trees and landscaping around the house. If you have a home that is partially brick or stone, playing off those hues when making your paint color selection is often a great way to go.

Of course, gathering color samples from any paint or big box store is also a great exercise to go through before one of our specialists arrives to share an estimate. We can match any color to within 95% accuracy.

Start with the Walls Then Move on to Trim

Once you choose your main exterior paint color, it’s time to create a color palette using accent colors for doors, trim and shutters.

The most important rule here is tokeep your palette selection to either cool tones or warm tones. Cool tones have a blue or steel gray base color; warm tones have a yellowish base. That doesn’t mean, for example, that if you pick warm tones, you are limited to red/brown/orange/yellow. Look very closely at blues, greens and whites. You’ll see that some have more yellow in them than others and are inherently warmer.

Is Brick the Most Challenging Exterior Surface to Paint?


Why? Brick is a surface that was not normally intended to be painted. A brick surface is frequently riddled with defects and the bricks and surrounding mortar are distinctly different materials in how they react to being painted.

But if your brick is tired and worn, a fresh coat of paint will makeyour house look a lot cleaner and newer.

Brick and Mortar

Both brick and mortar are porous and if the wall is more than a few years old, there may be portions of both that have begun to deteriorate and become even more porous. As brick ages, it gets a salt buildup on the surface. As mortar ages, its pH may change and make it harder for paint to adhere properly. The home may require an acid wash first to remove these problems. It takes a true professional painting contractor to masterfully cover brick and we’ll be able to ascertain exactly what pre-paint preparation may be required on your home when we visit with you during our free estimate.

Without a good primer to seal their surfaces, both will absorb paint like a sponge, causing an uneven, blotchy appearance. This ability to absorb also means that brick absorbs a fair amount of moisture. It is important to be certainthat your home’s brick is completely dry before painting.

Is-Brick-the-Most-Challenging-Exterior-Surface-to-Paint Is Brick the Most Challenging Exterior Surface to Paint?At Rhino Shield we know that brick can be fickle so we always make sure we put down a primer vapor barrier coating before applying the final durable ceramic color coat.

Permanent Bliss

And that brings us to one final challenge that comes with painting brick. Once paint is applied, it’s almost impossible to reverse the process and have your brick look good again.

This is especially true with Rhino Shield! Your chosen color palette will keep your home looking new for 25 years or longer so you’ll want to give plenty of thought to the colors you choose!.

It’s Time to Never Paint Again

With an extended season of delightful weather, now is the time to get a jump on your spring re-painting with Rhino Shield ceramic coating.

With spring just around the corner, now is the time to begin thinking about just how much more beautiful your home could look this year and for the NEXT 25 Years by applying Rhino Shield. Once the weather breaks our crews will be booked solid so February – March are the best times to have us visit with you and share a free-estimate.

It’s-Time-to-Never-Paint-Again-300x170 It’s Time to Never Paint AgainOur expert team can beautifully and professionally coat your exterior siding in under a week with our proven ceramic coating house paint that lasts 25 years or more. Paint this year and you’ll never paint again.

Call us to get on the schedule now at 888.744.6664. Not only will your home be ready for spring summer and fall, but your exterior siding will also be armored with our durable ceramic coating, ready for whatever nasty weather next winter decides to send your way.