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Why Washable Interior Paints May Be Perfect For Your Household

Why Washable Interior Paints May Be Perfect For Your Household

Sometimes it's all about washable interior paint when you have a home full of kids or pets. As a father and son company, Paragon Painting knows all about this, so we make sure our house painters use […]

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Basic Guide To Picking Paint Types For Interior Painting

Basic Guide To Picking Paint Types For Interior Painting

When planning a project like interior painting, you'll want to choose the best type of paint for the job. Going through the different options, you will find choices in flat, satin, semi-gloss, and gl […]

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Getting The Best Results For Exterior Painting

Getting The Best Results For Exterior Painting

Whether you intend to hire a painting contractor or do the exterior painting yourself, you'll want to get the best results. Jumping into a project blindly with no experience or knowledge may work o […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting James Island SC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting James Island SC

Here we are again with some more kitchen cabinet painting! This time we painted a set of cabinets on James Island in Charleston SC. We completed this kitchen cabinet painting job back in February but […]

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Updating a 90’s Oak Staircase

Updating a 90’s Oak Staircase

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 […]

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Complete Interior Painting in Charleston

Complete Interior Painting in Charleston

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, int […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mt Pleasant SC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Mt Pleasant SC

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 homeowners have smal […]

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The Best Way to Pick the Right Paint Color

The Best Way to Pick the Right Paint Color

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 f […]

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Painting a Brand New House

Painting a Brand New House

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 […]

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How Lighting Can Affect Your Paint Color

How Lighting Can Affect Your Paint Color

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 arr […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Painting Summerville SC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Summerville SC

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 ha […]

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How to Brighten a Dark Room

How to Brighten a Dark Room

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 ca […]

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Painting Stained Trim

Painting Stained Trim

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 are […]

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The Roller Sleeve Challenge Results

The Roller Sleeve Challenge Results

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 […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Charleston SC

Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Charleston SC

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 y […]

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The Roller Sleeve Challenge

The Roller Sleeve Challenge

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 phase […]

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What’s In That Paint Truck

What’s In That Paint Truck

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 […]

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Charleston Area House Painting

Charleston Area House Painting

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 cas […]

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How to Paint Latex over Oil Based Paint

How to Paint Latex over Oil Based Paint

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 the […]

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How to Test For Oil Based Paint

How to Test For Oil Based Paint

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 […]

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How to Apply Color Samples

How to Apply Color Samples

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 littl […]

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Interior Painting in Mt Pleasant

Interior Painting in Mt Pleasant

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. A […]

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Painters in Folly Beach SC

Painters in Folly Beach SC

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 […]

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Low VOC Paints Still Have Odor

Low VOC Paints Still Have Odor

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 catchphrases these days when looking for healthi […]

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House Painters Johns Island SC

House Painters Johns Island SC

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 shelv […]

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Staining Your Charleston Deck The Right Way

Staining Your Charleston Deck The Right Way

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 […]

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How to Save Money on Your Next Paint Job

How to Save Money on Your Next Paint Job

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 ar […]

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Remove Old Wood Paneling the Easy Way

Remove Old Wood Paneling the Easy Way

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 dr […]

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Painters in Hanahan SC

Painters in Hanahan SC

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 […]

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Haint Blue, It’s a Charleston Thing

Haint Blue, It’s a Charleston Thing

Photo by Jocelyne Deneau 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 […]

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When is One Coat of Paint Acceptable?

When is One Coat of Paint Acceptable?

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. Color […]

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Goose Creek SC House Painters

Goose Creek SC House Painters

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 […]

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Paint and Primer in One Fact or Fiction?

Paint and Primer in One Fact or Fiction?

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 m […]

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Paragon Painting Uses Dustless Sanding

Paragon Painting Uses Dustless Sanding

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. G […]

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5 Must Have Tools For Painting Your House

5 Must Have Tools For Painting Your House

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 h […]

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Painting Your New James Island SC Home

Painting Your New James Island SC Home

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 yo […]

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Picking an Accent Color the Easy Way

Picking an Accent Color the Easy Way

Picking an accent paint color is not an easy task, it requires a keen eye for color that most of us don’t have. This is by far the easiest way to choose an accent color without worrying if the two co […]

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Garage Floor Epoxy Coating Mt Pleasant

Garage Floor Epoxy Coating Mt Pleasant

This week Paragon Painting completed a beautiful garage floor in Mt Pleasant SC. Paragon Painting can make any floor look amazing. The Prep The garage floor had a previous coating which didn’t meet […]

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Painting Faded Shutters

Painting Faded Shutters

Here in Charleston South Carolina, the sun can be brutal on our houses, especially in the summer months. Vinyl shutters seem to take the brunt of the abuse and tend to fade rather quickly. When they […]

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Charleston South Carolina House Painting

Charleston South Carolina House Painting

Paragon Painting was contracted to paint the exterior of a Charleston SC home last week. Despite battling the weather this older ranch styled house went through an amazing paint transformation and we […]

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How to Store Leftover Paint

How to Store Leftover Paint

Proper storage of leftover paint is important to keep the paint viable for touch ups down the road. What to do When Painting in Complete The first thing to do is to put all unused paint back in the […]

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South Carolina Old Paint Disposal

South Carolina Old Paint Disposal

The most common question people ask me is, how do I get rid of my old paint? Tips on How To Dispose of Old Paint If the paint is still usable I always suggest donating it to a church, school, or no […]

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Summerville Painting and Drywall Repair

Summerville Painting and Drywall Repair

Sometimes the walls in your Summerville home will take a beating. Whether you’re moving furniture, a door gets opened too fast, or you have a plumbing leak sometimes holes happen. Repairing a hole in […]

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Charleston SC Bedroom Painters

Charleston SC Bedroom Painters

Paragon Painters was contracted to paint a bedroom in Charleston SC last week. The room had previously been faux finished with a sand paint and it was in need of some wall repairs. The Prep Work […]

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Summerville SC Kitchen Painters

Summerville SC Kitchen Painters

This week we finished painting a kitchen in Summerville SC which turned out wonderfully. The Prep is the Most Important Step This kitchen had popcorn ceilings which had to be removed first. Afte […]

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Mt Pleasant Fence Staining

Mt Pleasant Fence Staining

Last week we stained this fence for a customer in Mt Pleasant SC, and I must say that it came out looking great. The fence was new rough cut lumber that had not been stained previously. Fence in Mt […]

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How Much to Paint My Charleston Home

How Much to Paint My Charleston Home

That is a very difficult question for most painting contractors to answer without seeing the house, but way? Simply because every house is unique as are the owners. Without actually seeing the house […]

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Mt Pleasant Spring Painting

Mt Pleasant Spring Painting

It’s spring in Mt Pleasant SC and you know what the means, Spring Cleaning Time!! One of the best ways to spruce up your house’s exterior for spring is a fresh coat of paint. What Should I Paint Fi […]

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Summerville SC Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Summerville SC Popcorn Ceiling Removal

This week we were contracted to remove popcorn ceilings in a big house in Summerville. So I thought I’d write a blog post outlining the steps and possible hazards associated with popcorn ceilings H […]

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Mt Pleasant SC Painters What to Avoid

Mt Pleasant SC Painters What to Avoid

When choosing painters to paint your Mount Pleasant SC home there are some red flags that should be avoided. Most people do an internet search for Mount Pleasant SC house painters and are instantly o […]

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Summerville SC Interior Painters: What Sheen Where?

Summerville SC Interior Painters: What Sheen Where?

So you want to paint your Summerville house and you’re unsure which paint sheens should go where. Don’t worry below I’ll explain the differences between the various sheens and where to use them. How […]

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Summerville Interior Painting – Picking Colors

Summerville Interior Painting – Picking Colors

Choosing colors for painting your home can be a challenging ordeal. There are literally 1,000’s of colors to choose from, how do you choose? Don’t be afraid to paint with dark and bold colors When […]

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How Long Will My Mt Pleasant SC Interior Paint Job Last?

How Long Will My Mt Pleasant SC Interior Paint Job Last?

This is an important question that I’m asked by customers all the time. The truth is that there isn’t a set amount of time that it’ll last. Your interior paint longevity can range from 1yr to 25yrs, […]

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Charleston SC Garage Floor Painting

Charleston SC Garage Floor Painting

Paragon Painting contracted to paint the garage floor of this Charleston SC home. Our Client was so pleased with the results of his new floor he then contracted us to paint the cinder block walls. Fo […]

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Choosing Painters in Charleston SC

Choosing Painters in Charleston SC

So you asked your friends and family, looked on the internet, maybe browsed through the yellow pages a got three painting quotes. Now it’s decision time! Price: Choosing a painting contractor based […]

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Decorative Painting Finishes in Mount Pleasant SC

Decorative Painting Finishes in Mount Pleasant SC

What is shadow striping? Shadow stripping is a new elegant decorative painting trend that has become popular in the last few years. You can make the stripes horizontal or vertical around the room and […]

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Picking the Right Summerville SC Painting Contractor

Picking the Right Summerville SC Painting Contractor

Once you have decided to contract with someone to do a particular painting and decorating project, how do you go about selecting the right company? Do you make your selection on price, the size of th […]

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Why Washable Interior Paints May Be Perfect For Your Household

Why Washable Interior Paints May Be Perfect For Your Household

Sometimes it's all about washable interior paint when you have a home full of kids or pets. As a father and son company, Paragon Painting knows all about this, so we make sure our house painters use […]

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Basic Guide To Picking Paint Types For Interior Painting

Basic Guide To Picking Paint Types For Interior Painting

When planning a project like interior painting, you'll want to choose the best type of paint for the job. Going through the different options, you will find choices in flat, satin, semi-gloss, and gl […]

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