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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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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Remove Old Wood Paneling the Easy Way

Remove Old Wood Paneling the Easy Way

May 3, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

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 […]

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Painters in Hanahan SC

Painters in Hanahan SC

April 6, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Haint Blue, It’s a Charleston Thing

Haint Blue, It’s a Charleston Thing

March 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

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When is One Coat of Paint Acceptable?

When is One Coat of Paint Acceptable?

February 18, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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 […]

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Goose Creek SC House Painters

Goose Creek SC House Painters

February 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

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Paint and Primer in One Fact or Fiction?

Paint and Primer in One Fact or Fiction?

January 19, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Paragon Painting Uses Dustless Sanding

Paragon Painting Uses Dustless Sanding

January 11, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

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 […]

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5 Must Have Tools For Painting Your House

5 Must Have Tools For Painting Your House

January 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Okay everyone already knows when painting your home you need to cover the floors, use a ladder, tape if you’re unsure of your brushing skills, and a good paint to apply. I’m not going to cover that here. This post is for you DIYer’s looking to paint your home but don’t have, or know of, […]

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Painting Your New James Island SC Home

Painting Your New James Island SC Home

November 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The carpet’s installed, the floors are cleaned, you’ve closed on your James Island SC house, the moving truck has left, and the furniture is in place. Still, something is missing but you can’t put your finger on it. Then it hits you, the paint job is horrible. What Is Builders Grade Paint? Builders grade paint […]

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