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...Where colour is a visual language with the power to inspire and transform.  
We believe in old-fashioned quality craftsmanship and professional service. We believe that a quality paint job is a wise investment. We believe in creating value for our clients, our families and our community. We believe it is important to love your space. We believe that painting is the easiest way to refresh your life. It's time to make a splash!

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Who we are...


Sombrio Painting Co. was started in the summer of 2015 in Victoria BC.

We are now based in the beautiful Cowichan Valley and service the entire South Island region from Qualicum Beach to Greater Victoria. It is a family owned business, operated by Simon Kuhl. I'm a second generation painter with 15 years professional painting and contracting experience. Prior to moving to Vancouver Island, I owned Mountain City Painting in Penticton.  

The Sombrio Painting Co. story was featured on Chris Guillebeau's Side Hustle School Podcast - episode 173.

It was also featured in Canada's ProPainter magazine in 2017. 

Beyond painting, I'm a husband, father, writer and photographer. I have a passion for learning, exploring and connecting with people.

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What We Do

  • Craftsman quality interior and exterior painting 

  • Artisan clay plastering

  • Wood staining

  • Drywall repairs 

Where We Do It

  • Victoria, BC

  • Nanaimo, BC

  • Ladysmith, BC

  • Duncan, BC

  • Parksville, BC

  • Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands 

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