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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week we were contracted to remove some popcorn ceilings in an older home in West Ashley SC. While we were there our client asked about removing the paneling on the walls and replacing it with drywall. The house was built in the 1950’s and the room we were working on was part of an […]
This week Paragon Painters completed a complete exterior painting job on a house in Hanahan SC. The house was badly faded from a combination of sun exposure and the previous use of lower quality products. We upgraded the paint to Sherwin Williams Super Paint on the entire exterior. The high-quality paint will stand a far […]
If you have ever visited the Charleston / Savannah Low Country area you’ve probably noticed that many homes have their porch ceilings painted light blue. When I first moved to the area I noticed the blue porch ceilings immediately. My first thought was that they painted the porch ceilings blue to mimic the sky. I […]
We’ve all heard paint manufacturers claim “one coat coverage” but is it really true? As a rule of thumb, you should always expect to apply two coats of paint regardless of what the label says. Colors such as reds, bright yellows, and oranges may require three or more coats. However, there are situations where one […]
This week Paragon Painting finished up an interior painting project in Goose Creek SC. The house was only five years old but suffered heavy settling damage. The walls were riddled with nail pops and settling cracks and the trim had wide gaps on all the miter joints. While we are there we decided to freshen […]
We’ve all seen the advertisements on TV for the new paint and primer in one. The big box store brands started the paint and primer in one blitz a few years ago. It wasn’t long until the major paint manufacturers such as Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams followed suit. So it begs the question, what […]
Paragon Painting of Charleston is a virtually dustless painting company. We have invested in one of the best dust extraction tools available on the market to keep your home clean and the air safe. Good Painters Sand Every good painter sands A LOT, sometimes we sand to smooth rough surfaces and sometimes we sand to […]