Ryan Briggs (Author's Website)

I've been brought up in the painting industry and have learned everything I know from my father Paul Briggs. He is the founder of Paragon Painting and I joined him full time in 2003 after graduating college.
I am now happily married with two beautiful children ages two and five.

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mt Pleasant SC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mt Pleasant SC

September 9, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Last week we finished our latest kitchen cabinet painting job in Mt. Pleasant. This was a fun one to do while working with great people to achieve the look they were wanting. The home owners have small children what use stools to see above the counter tops. Over time the stools have inflicted some damage […]

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The Best Way to Pick the Right Paint Color

The Best Way to Pick the Right Paint Color

July 22, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

I’ve been involved with the color selection process for hundreds of houses. When having your house painted choosing the right color or colors is by far the most difficult process. If not done right from the beginning it can also get very expensive re-painting rooms. Now, this isn’t always the case, some people don’t have […]

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Painting a Brand New House

Painting a Brand New House

April 30, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

The cleaners have finished, you’ve just completed the final walkthrough, everything is signed, and you’ve just been handed the keys to your brand new home. Congratulations! Once you open the door for the first time and take a walk around you might notice something is missing, other than your stuff that is, the house doesn’t […]

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How Lighting Can Affect Your Paint Color

How Lighting Can Affect Your Paint Color

January 16, 2017 | By | Add a Comment

Last week we were painting a big portion of a house for a customer and were asked an interesting question. We had painted an upstairs bath room that had two joined rooms a shade of green. When we arrived one morning the home owner asked if we had made a mistake and painted the first […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting Summerville SC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Summerville SC

October 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

This week we finished the largest cabinet painting job in Summerville SC that we have ever undertaken. There were 60 cabinet doors and 20 drawer fronts, to put it in perspective an average kitchen has around 20-25 doors. So this thing was a monster! Kitchen cabinet painting isn’t for the faint of heart. You really […]

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How to Brighten a Dark Room

How to Brighten a Dark Room

June 25, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Most of us have a room in the house that is always dark. It’s either an interior room without windows or a room that never seems to get enough sunlight. Don’t worry there are some simple thing you can do to brighten that space to make it feel more inviting. If you’re still struggling after […]

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Painting Stained Trim

Painting Stained Trim

April 8, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Recently Paragon Painting was contracted to convert all the trim and doors from stain to paint in a house located in Mt. Pleasant. I’m always on the hunt for good blog post topics and this is one area I haven’t covered here before, so why not. As a disclaimer to the DIYers, converting stained trim […]

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The Roller Sleeve Challenge Results

The Roller Sleeve Challenge Results

December 23, 2015 | By | 8 Comments

So it has taken a little while but I finally tested them all and have the results! I want to give a big thanks to my fellow peers on Painttalk.com for their input as to what sleeves to test. One guy (a paint store owner in Ohio) even sent me the E&J Microfiber sleeve because I was […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Charleston SC

Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Charleston SC

November 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

The thought of refinishing kitchen cabinets in Charleston yourself can seem like a daunting task. Replacing outdated cabinets is super expensive and can leave you and your family without the use of your kitchen for a long length of time. Paragon Painting has the solution that’s both nondisruptive to your life and way cheaper than replacing. […]

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The Roller Sleeve Challenge

The Roller Sleeve Challenge

October 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

For my entire painting career, I’ve never found a roller sleeve that I am truly happy with. Some shed too much lint, some make roller lines, and some fall apart after an hours use. I go through phases with them, for a long time I used the Pro Roller Company dripless sleeve. They are great […]

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