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[MODERATORS----Please glance over my post here if possible. I believe I've kept it free from the "I like/hate this product" ban you have (I haven't used it), but if not, let me know and I'll gladly tailor it accordingly. I do *not* want to break any rules here. -Thomas]

Hi guys,

What is the current line of thinking regarding the lifetime warranty "paints" that are out there?

I've seen a couple buildings, and they're like a 12 mil thick coating and round out the edges and don't look *quite* 100% like paint, but certainly better than vinyl. And it's not exactly a flat look either. Something a little in between eggshell and satin IMO.

But I had RhinoShield of new england out here and their contract seems to have a number of ways to charge me later, regarding water permeability. And there's seems no real way to get their woodworkers to "sign off" on the house ahead of time so that it is truly a fixed price project with no surprises during the application. They charge $9.00 / lin. ft., but the whole arrangement seems open-ended to me.

I've already paid through the nose for open-ended "we'll see what we find" repairs for the entire house. I don't need another craftsman to look at it and go "uh uh.....we gotta replace all of this."

Any results and concerns out there? They want roughly $15k for my house which I'll soon pay $7k for primer+2 coats BM. 2400 sq. ft. house (though they called it 2700 sq. ft. house on the exterior, whatever that means.)

THANKS!!!!!
 

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Wow. I thought this would be one post to generate a lot of emotional response by now.
 

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Tom, I guess no one can speak to Rhino Shield. Not to sound cliche, but if it sounds too good . . . . And, this, from what you're saying, doesn't even sound too good. Lifetime warranty? Whose lifetime? Lifetime warranties are like trying to beat the casinos at their own game. The game is designed in their favor, not yours. They're like 74 pages long and have disclaimers that will all but remove them from total liability. They'll make enough money off you on the front end to cover any after market failures, and you'll eventually get tired and go away. Then, a new industry will sprout. Those who remove Rhino S***. If you're old enough to remember aluminum siding, we were told we'd never have to do exterior maintenance again. Was that true? Remember vinyl siding? We were told that the errors of aluminum were solved, and we'd never have to worry about exterior maintenance again. Was that true? None of it was true, and Rhino will be no different. Nothing is going to thwart Mother Nature. Call your painter and get on his schedule.
 
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