About Us

Double A Painting Ltd. has been providing high-quality commercial and residential painting services in the Victoria region since 1991. We have set a standard for excellence within the community with our commitment to providing personal attention to detail, expert knowledge and quality lasting results.

Who We Are

We bring peace of mind

With over three decades of expertise in the painting industry, Double A Painting has become a trusted partner in the maintenance and preservation of local homes, commercial buildings and historic landmarks. Fully equipped with all the necessary equipment and an array of aerial lifts, our skilled teams can handle any type of painting project, regardless of its size or complexity. We strive to continually learn and stay on top of the latest advances and innovations in the paint industry. When you choose Double A Painting, you can rely on us to provide hassle-free service and quality results that
stand the test of time.

What We Do

A customer-centric process

After our initial consultation to discuss your needs and ideas, we will provide you with a detailed quote that clearly outlines the products and processes we will use to complete your project. When you are ready to begin, our Project Manager will take care of all the details to ensure your project runs smoothly with minimal disruption and that your vision becomes a reality. Our painting teams are uniformed, courteous, tidy, unobtrusive and a pleasure to have in your home or workspace.

As each project is unique, we offer personalized service and competitive pricing without compromising on quality. From the initial consultation to the final brush stroke, our team is committed to providing excellent service while keeping your space clean and well-maintained throughout the project.

See some of the projects we’ve completed

Meet The Team​

We are passionate about what we do

We understand the importance of teamwork and we value every team member for their unique skills and traits. We work together to create a positive and supportive work environment where trust is key and respectful relationships are nurtured.

Our team is comprised of conscientious and hardworking individuals who value integrity and professionalism. With ever expanding knowledge and skill, they embody the qualities of patience, steadiness, and consistency. Together they enjoy a great work atmosphere while sharing a passion for precision in their craft

Michael Abernethy - Founder

Michael grew up on a farm in the Cowichan Valley where he learned the value of hard work from his veterinarian father. As a teenager, he worked long hours on a dairy farm, which further instilled his strong work ethic. In 1989, a friend reached out to Michael for help with a painting project he was struggling to complete. Being the helpful individual he is, Michael gladly offered his assistance. This act of kindness proved to be life-changing as Michael discovered his interest in the paint industry and realized his passion for making people happy through exceptional customer service. In 1991, Michael founded Double A Painting Ltd.

Michael continues to spread his passion and share his knowledge with his team, customers, and the community. He takes great pride in seeing his team grow their skills and earn their own successes. Although Michael’s family now assists in managing the business, his character and core values remain at the heart of the ever-growing enterprise. During his rare moments of leisure, he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, whether hiking amongst old growth forests or exploring the backroads and trails in the mountains of Vancouver Island.

Richard Abernethy - Project Supervisor

As the son of Michael, Richard grew up immersed in everything related to the painting industry and acquired a strong foundation of knowledge paired with practical problem-solving abilities. These skills helped Richard to run an automotive detailing business for several years before he began supervising projects for Double A Painting in 2018.

As a meticulous organizer with a very sharp eye for detail, Richard has an unwavering standard for excellence that can be seen in every aspect of every project. With his calm demeanour, Richard serves as the liaison between customers and painting teams, providing efficient direction and clear communication to ensure each project results in excellent outcomes. Richard always goes above and beyond to make sure our customers are completely satisfied.

Outside of work, Richard has a passion for his own home renovation and design projects where he utilizes his other skills in drywalling, framing, flooring, tiling and more. He loves to travel and enjoys cooking and backyard grilling. On the weekends, Richard can be found taking long walks with his beloved Bassett Hound.

Evan Walshaw - Lead Foreman

Evan has been an instrumental part of Double A Painting since 2006. With his commitment to continual learning and perfecting his methods, he has become exceptionally proficient in all aspects of the painting trade. Evan’s expert knowledge and strong sense of loyalty have significantly contributed to the company’s success, making him a valuable member of the team. He is a conscientious and hard worker who collaborates well with his colleagues and takes a lot of pride in his work. Evan is committed to pleasing his customers by delivering beautiful long-lasting results that have been executed with the utmost care and precision. He is well-known for his good nature and pleasant personality, which his team and customers appreciate.

Outside of work, Evan enjoys relaxing at home and a multitude of hobbies including dirt biking in the mountains and backroads of Vancouver Island and spending time outdoors hiking the many local trails.

Our company has had continuous coverage with WorkSafeBC since 1991. Anytime you hire a firm to work on your property, you should visit the WorkSafeBC website to verify the firm’s registration and status. Obtaining a clearance letter will ensure that you will not be liable for unpaid insurance premiums required by law. Search the status of any firm registered with WorksafeBC and then print a clearance letter…