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.
So I’m guessing you’re here because you own a house built in the 90’s or earlier? Seems like a common trend back then was to have oak railings and oak stair treads. These oak staircases aren’t subtle, in fact, they scream 90’s please update the moment you see them. Below I’ll go through the process of […]
Paragon Painting has just finished one of our biggest painting projects of the year. This project including almost all areas of what we do. From kitchen cabinet painting, popcorn ceiling removal, interior painting, wood staining, and even some wallpaper border removal. We still have to go back to do a custom garage floor coating once […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]