While it's easy to paint a wooden-framed greenhouse, the same cannot be said for aluminium. In fact aluminium has to be powder-coated to get a painted finish.
As part of this process, every element has to be immersed in 12 different tanks, in order to clean, etch and prepare it for the powder.
Our coloured finishes are applied offsite by a powder-coating specialist here in the UK, who also coat parts for the likes of Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin. Better still, the process is chromate free, so it doesn’t harm the environment.
The powder itself has been exclusively formulated for Rhino greenhouses, and is also manufactured in the UK.
Once treated, each part is hung on a conveyor by hand in a very precise way so that the finish is exactly as required.
An electrical current is then passed through the powder so that it is attracted to all areas of the aluminium parts and is applied consistently by automated machinery.
Once fully powder-coated, the racks are then baked at 200c, which melts the powder onto each section for a perfect finish.
This highly technical process is so good that it allows us to offer a 25-year guarantee on coloured Rhino frames. You don’t even get that with a luxury car - but you do with a Rhino!