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.
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 Replacing outdated cabinets is super expensive and can leave you and your family without the use of your kitchen for a long length of time.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. […]
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 […]
Working as a painting contractor in the Charleston SC area requires a lot of tools. So we don’t have to continually leave to get the equipment we try to keep our work truck fully stocked and prepared for any situation we may come across. Which is a lot of stuff to carry around! So what’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week Paragon Painting finished a big interior painting project in Mt Pleasant SC. From start to finish this paint job had its 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]