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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

Pamela S.

They were here the day they promised work would start. Jose and his team worked non-stop for four days to replace wood, fill woodpecker holes, caulk around windows and paint the house. They power washed the house, covered windows and everything that was not to be painted before they started. Afterwards they cleaned up my… Read more “Pamela S.”

December 20, 2017
I contracted Rhino Shield this summer for my home and I couldn't be happier. They took the time to walk me through the process and I never felt pressure by anyone at the company to buy. My home gets direct sunlight and rough weather and I was tired of the chipping and peeling I was getting every 4 or 5 years. They were able to color match exactly what my wife wanted and i don't have to worry about painting. Great company and product!
Marco McCoy
Marco McCoy
22:07 27 Nov 18
Jim and his crew were outstanding all the way through, we couldn't be happier with the way our home turned out and that we are now maintenance-free with our exterior!
Jennifer Adams
Jennifer Adams
21:50 27 Nov 18
Outstanding product, Jim is great to work with. These guys put their customers first which is why they win all these awards with Rhino Shield. They make sure the customer is happy and maintenance-free!
Steve Davey
Steve Davey
14:55 14 Sep 18
"Don't paint, don't vinyl, go Rhino!" Catchy isn't it? After weeks of research into this product I was convinced this was the best solution for exterior coating. If you do your reading on the company and the product and want yourself a 25 year guarantee, this is absolutely the best way to go.
Frank Ketterman
Frank Ketterman
22:04 10 Apr 19
Very helpful on the phone. Definitely glad I invested in the product, one less major thing to worry about moving forward. And my house looks perfect.
Karla Rojas
Karla Rojas
22:26 15 Apr 19
A lot of work has been done to my house recently, I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do anything like this for a long time. When I found out about Rhino Shield I definitely wanted the service. Glad I called.
Simon Walker
Simon Walker
19:16 15 Apr 19
The work that Rhino Shield does is worth every penny. They were in and out in no time at all, and everything looks great. Glad I invested for sure.
Nicholas Hartelt
Nicholas Hartelt
22:22 17 Apr 19
I wanted this to be the last time I had to have my house repainted. I looked into long-term solutions and found Rhino Shield in the area, and after having a long talk with them on the phone, I had them come out. Great job. All my neighbors were asking about my house, nothing by compliments!
Edgar Siganay
Edgar Siganay
20:24 19 Apr 19
Wow, my house looks great! I can’t believe how quickly they got the work done and how great it looks. Looking forward to not having to worry about my paint for a long time with that Warranty.
tonya cox
tonya cox
20:21 22 Apr 19
The team they had come out was super polite and worked very hard. I’ve very happy with the end result and couldn’t imagine any problems at all moving forward. I’d purchase the service again, except, I really don’t have to! That is sort of the point after all!
Isabella Martin
Isabella Martin
18:13 26 Apr 19
I was told no cracks or flakes. So far so good, for sure! It's been several months since I got my paint and it is holding up exactly as advertised. I would recommend.
Natt Chung
Natt Chung
15:11 30 Apr 19
The workers were always busy and worked hard. Mr. Erik Cortez was friendly, courteous, and explained their work plan and answered all questions. Good job!
Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez
20:59 01 May 19
Juan and his crew did a wonderful job of creating a completely 'new' and 'beautifully painted' home. So very pleased with his workmanship and pleasant attention to our project.
Tara Jamar
Tara Jamar
21:33 02 May 19
The house looks amazing. Andrei and Salvador are true craftsmen. I would recommend Rhino Shield to anyone.
Edwin Morales
Edwin Morales
22:41 02 May 19
Communication was great regarding the rain delay. They were friendly and made sure we were satisfied. They kept job site cleaned up each night and were efficient with their work.
Gia Minow
Gia Minow
18:05 03 May 19
My house came out beautifully with Rhino Shield paint. I was very satisfied with the degree of choice I was given when selecting the color, ultimately I ended up with exactly what I wanted and I'm very happy to know I won't have to be replacing the siding again.
Brenda Oliver
Brenda Oliver
19:58 07 May 19
This company did an excellent job redoing my house. They worked very efficiently, and were a clean-cut, neat crew. Not a single complaint and they were done before I knew it, leaving the house looking perfect.
Jackson Ashford
Jackson Ashford
17:12 09 May 19
I needed a new siding paint that would hold up well in high-winds. This product has been highly-tested and definitely comes out looking good. The price was totally reasonable, I'd say this is surely the best investment.
Luis Abianchi
Luis Abianchi
14:34 15 May 19
House looks great, and the company provided excellent service every step of the way. I had a lot of options to choose from with color so that was really nice, and the final product looks amazing. Best of all, I know it is going to STAY looking that way!
Dianna Ludwik
Dianna Ludwik
14:28 16 May 19
Rhino Shield took care of my house for sure. Looks great, got the EXACT color I was looking for. Service wasn't a super long, life-disrupting process. It was no-mess and quick actually, and I'm extremely happy with the way it came out.
Sereyna Alcazar
Sereyna Alcazar
16:56 21 May 19