Crash of Rhinos offers a 7-year warranty

By Arizona law, exterior painting contractors and companies are only required to offer a 2-year warranty to customers. Many of them do just that, and—thanks to their haste to get the job done—skip the quality assurance steps that make exterior paint last. The result is that customers are stuck having to pay for another exterior painting job only 5 years after the original one.

7-year warranty

A Crash of Rhinos painter pressure washes a home prior to painting. This is a critical step in ensuring that paint lasts for years to come.

At Crash of Rhinos, we do things differently. By offering a 7-year warranty, we more than double the legal requirement and give you fantastic value and peace of mind for your money. In this post, we’ll explain why we’re able to offer such an extensive warranty and why Arizona homes need this kind of protection.

How is Crash able to offer a 7-year warranty?

When you use the best quality paints and do proper preparation, an exterior paint job should last for years to come—even under the strain of Arizona’s brutal sun. Crash of Rhinos Painting uses specially formulated Dunn-Edwards paints that are designed to be UV and water-resistant. This means that the paint retains its color and wall-surface binding for longer, and is less likely to collect dirt, grow mildew, or have chalking issues.

However, even the best paint is worthless without proper preparation on the part of the painters. Besides protecting your property, a good painting company like Crash of Rhinos should take the following steps to ensure that the surface is ready for painting:

  • Pressure washing, to ensure that any existing paint, direct, pollutants, and chalking is removed.
  • Stucco and drywall repair, so that the painting surface is consistent and there aren’t damaged spots.
  • Scraping and application of DRYLOK, so that the stem walls are water resistant and won’t take in extra moisture.
  • Primer, so that the paint has something to adhere to. This is one of the most important steps in the exterior painting process.

Why do I need a longer warranty?

Arizona is one of the sunniest states in the nation, with a vast majority of days bringing high UV exposure. This constant sunshine can, over time, put pressure on the exterior paint of homes, eventually leading to discoloration, fading, and chalking. That’s not to mention other factors, including the torrential rain and dust storms that arrive in Phoenix’s late summer monsoon season. All things considered, the exteriors of Arizona homes take a beating over the course of a year.

A 7-year warranty helps protect your painting investment for longer. Thanks to our extensive preparation process, your exterior paint may last longer than that, but we want to make sure you’re at least covered through those years.

What else makes Crash of Rhinos different?

When you hire Crash of Rhinos, you’re getting quality work from a licensed, bonded, and insured company. We offer a free quote on our services, and we work with your HOA on your behalf to find compatible color options. From start to finish, our painting process has multiple quality assurance checks.

Ready to work with Arizona’s most trusted exterior painting company and learn more about our 7-year warranty? Give us a call or request a quote from us.

How we prepare to paint your home

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When you’re having the exterior of your home painted, you don’t want paint getting everywhere, all over your light fixtures, grass, and windows. But, it’s much more than that: failure on the part of the painters to adequately prepare for the paint work can actually result in a worse overall painting job that doesn’t hold up to the elements.

At Crash of Rhinos, we believe that preparation is the most important part of the process, and we never overlook it. When you hire us to paint the exterior of your home, you can expect us to take multiple steps to not only protect your property, but also to ensure that you receive a painting that lasts. We’re so confident in our approach that we offer a 7-year warranty—nearly twice as long as most companies do.

Protecting your property

  • Protecting rocks and landscaping: We’ll start by pulling away rocks from your home and covering any landscaping that might be in the way. If this doesn’t happen, paint could get on your rocks and plants. That’s less than ideal, and it’s not the way that Crash of Rhinos does things.
  • Removing all fixtures: Some exterior painting companies will just cover these and paint around them. But, what happens if you want to change out a light fixture near the front of your home and you realize the wall behind it isn’t painted? We’ll carefully remove these and paint everything, giving you greater flexibility in the future.
  • Masking: We’ll cover not only the obvious things such as windows and doors, but we’ll also make sure other items around your walls are protected, such as pool decks and barbeques.

Painting PreparationBetter painting preparation

  • Pressure washing: Over time, grime and dirt stick to the stucco on your home. A good, thorough power wash removes these elements from the equations, giving our painters a clean surface to paint on. Overall, this ensures a longer-lasting and more consistent painting job.
  • Stucco and drywall repair: After the washing, we’ll inspect the exterior of the home and ensure that there aren’t any cracks or other problems with the stucco. If there are, we’ll go out of our way to fix them so that they don’t keep the painting work from looking anything but perfect.
  • Scraping and adding DRYLOK: Moisture is the enemy of an otherwise quality paint job. That’s why Crash of Rhinos adds DRYLOK along the stem walls, to prevent water from getting on the wall.
  • Adding primer: This is a step that can’t be skipped. A good primer layer will help the paint adhere better to the walls, ensuring that it lasts longer and looks better than just paint alone. It’s a tandem that can’t be beat.

Choose Arizona’s highest-rated painting company

Good preparation and excellent service has made Crash of Rhinos the highest-rated exterior painting company in Arizona. If you’re ready to work with a company that takes pride in its work and goes the extra mile to make sure you have a paint job that lasts, give Crash of Rhinos a call to schedule your free home inspection.