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Corporate Office
Tri-State Coating, Inc.
7745 E 89th St
Indianapolis, IN 46256



The Rhino Shield Application Process

The Rhino Shield application involves a thorough process on every job.

We do it right, the first time & you Never Paint Again!

Wondering what it is like to paint your home for the last time? We show you every step involved so you can virtually experience the entire process. You will learn how a professional coating is done properly, the quality materials involved, and the exceptional service that gives your home the kind of advanced exterior our customers rave about.

Pressure Wash

Before any of the work has begun, we pressure wash all of the surfaces to be done. Pressure washing removes dirt and debris from the substrate and provides a clean surface for the work to begin.

pressure washing

Thorough Inspection

We inspect all of the area to be coated and devise a plan to complete the project. Note which areas need “special attention”. Renail any loose nails and siding boards. Make an inventory of any wood that needs replaced, stucco needing repair, etc.

Repair/Replace Siding

We repair and replace all siding materials with the exact type of material as is on your home.  Our goal is to bring the surface back to its original condition.

repair replace

Hand Scraping

All loose paint and debris is hand scraped and removed.  Our goal is to provide a clean bondable surface for the primer to be applied to.

hand scraping


We fill small cracks and holes in the siding.  We caulk all vertical joints.  We ensure the caulking around window and doors is done properly to reduce air infiltration. We do not caulk underneath the laps as this limits ventilation.  We use a high quality elastomeric acrylic caulk to ensure longevity and flexibility.



All areas which are not to be coated are masked off, covered, or temporarily removed (such as lighting fixtures, mailboxes, drainpipes, utility boxes, etc.)  Special attention is given to roofing, plants, lawns, decks, windows, and other areas prone to overspray.


Apply Adhesive Primer Sealer

The primer is sprayed on to seal, waterproof, and provide a bonding agent for the finish coat.  Our primer has a proprietary formula that includes fungicides, algaecides and mildewcides.  Thus reducing future mold and mildew.  It is white in color when applied and dries to a clear, tacky finish.


Apply Finish Coat

At last, after all the prep work and priming is completed, the ceramic top-coat is applied.  This layer can be tinted to your choice of 1500 colors. The top-coat is sprayed at a rate of approximately 100 square feet per gallon or greater to achieve the optimal mil thickness.  In some areas, brushing and rolling may be required.  Porous surfaces may require back rolling.

finish coat

Detail Touch Up

After the finish coat has been thoroughtly applied, we touch up the detailed areas and tight space areas.


Clean Up

Once the finish coat had dried, we remove all masking masterials.  Dropcloths are removed. Any shrubbery that was tied off is undone. Paint chips are clean up and even shop vacuumed if necessary.  Our goal is to return your surroundings to the same condition as before we arrived.

Final Inspection

We’re not done until you’re completely satisfied with our work!

final inspection



After our initial contact, the saleswoman visited, explained the process, and presented their quote on the spot. We asked Rhino Shield to wait until we had new windows installed, and they easily accommodated that request. Jim Williams called to check in, ask about paint color choice, and get the timing on the windows completion. Rhino… Read more “JOANNE & GLENN T”

April 30, 2009

Scott and Laura K

Rhino Shield did a great job of painting the exterior of our home. They went above and beyond to prep, caulk and repair the exterior prior to painting. From start to finish, their team communicated well and followed through. The team on our job of Isael and Pedro were the epitome of professionalism and excellence.… Read more “Scott and Laura K”

October 29, 2015