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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Charleston Area House Painting

Charleston Area House Painting

July 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

A couple weeks ago we finished painting an entire interior of a house in Mt Pleasant, Ion to be exact. We were supposed to be the last contractor on the job, but delays happen and that wasn’t the case on this one. No worries, the project was large enough where we were able to work in different […]

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How to Paint Latex over Oil Based Paint

How to Paint Latex over Oil Based Paint

June 13, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Okay, so in my previous post How To Test For Oil Based Paint I showed you how to determine if you have oil based trim in your house. Now that it’s been determined that the trim was painted in oil there are a couple ways to go about painting latex over it. First, let me say […]

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How to Test For Oil Based Paint

How to Test For Oil Based Paint

April 12, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Testing your interior trim for oil is important. Failure to do so and painting latex over oil without using a proper primer will haunt you for years to come. Fixing that mistake is a much bigger task than doing it right the first time.   How to Find Out if it is Oil  The first and […]

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How to Apply Color Samples

How to Apply Color Samples

February 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Picking the right color can be a serious challenge when painting your home. Normal paint charts compound the problem. How on Earth can you visualize how an entire room will look based on a tiny little paint chip? You can’t, choosing off a chart requires a leap of faith. The other factor to consider is […]

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Interior Painting in Mt Pleasant

Interior Painting in Mt Pleasant

November 30, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This week Paragon Painting finished a big interior painting project in Mt Pleasant SC. From start to finish this paint job had it’s own set of unique challenges. The biggest obstacle being the trim. All the base and crown molding were replaced. Some new door jams and pocket doors were installed, and the rest was unchanged. The […]

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Painters in Folly Beach SC

Painters in Folly Beach SC

October 25, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

It was an other beautiful week here in the Charleston area and what better way to spend it than some exterior painting in Folly Beach SC! This was a fun project with some great unique colors. We gave this house a beachy feel that had the neighbors wishing they had the creativity and courage to […]

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Low VOC Paints Still Have Odor

Low VOC Paints Still Have Odor

September 21, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Often times when meeting with customers and looking at jobs I am asked about using low VOC/zero VOC paints. Low VOC and “green paints” seem to be the catch phrases these days when looking for a healthier paint. Many customers are surprised to learn that most of these Zero VOC paints still have an odor. […]

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House Painters Johns Island SC

House Painters Johns Island SC

August 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A couple weeks ago Paragon Painters was contracted to remove popcorn and paint the ceiling, walls, and trim in a home on Johns Island SC. We were also asked to convert the stained built in book shelves to white. The Project This home was built in the mid-1980’s which is good because asbestos was not […]

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Staining Your Charleston Deck The Right Way

Staining Your Charleston Deck The Right Way

July 10, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Last week we were contracted to refinish and stain a front porch in Charleston SC. This was porch was done previously with latex stain multiple times. When decks and porches get stained too often, or before they are ready, with a new oil/latex stain they build up a film that not only looks bad but […]

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How to Save Money on Your Next Paint Job

How to Save Money on Your Next Paint Job

June 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The easiest way to save money on a paint job is to do more at the same time. Often when looking painting jobs and meeting with prospective customers I’m asked to give separate prices for different areas of the house. Maybe it’s even a separate price on painting the trim. You get the point, and […]

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