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About Cathy Nolan Painting

Cathy Nolan has lived on the Sunshine Coast of BC since 1983 and has a deep respect for her community. Cathy was a Member of the Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Department for 7 years and in her 1st year – she received the Firefighter of the Year Award. She is now a Lifetime Associate Member. When Cathy commits to something, she gives it 100%.

Cathy Nolan and her Dogs
Cathy began painting and wood staining and finishing in 1994, and has continually earned a reputation among home owners and custom home builders and contractors as someone you can always count on for the highest quality finished product and friendly, helpful service.

She has built her business into a solid team of painting experts that can handle any size job and take great pride in their work.  They cover the entire Sunshine Coast from Langdale through Egmont.

Cathy Nolan Painting is Licensed and Insured and practice the fine art of cleaning up thoroughly when the job is done.

We encourage you to call us for more information on how we can help you put the most important finishing touch on your home… with the best paint, paint colours and wood stains on the market.

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At Cathy Nolan Painting ‘quality’ begins with thorough research on the latest advances in painting and wood finishing products. Next, we provide the proper surface preparation. Only then do we provide the application of interior and exterior paint or wood stain for a beautifully long lasting result.

And always providing a complete clean-up each and every time… we have the best painters on the Sunshine Coast BC.

Doing the job ‘right’ from the start to the finish is why we guarantee all of our painting for a solid 2 years. Quality is our commitment.

We carry Workers Compensation and Liability Insurance. Cathy Nolan Painting conducts regular ‘Safety’ meetings for our professional contract house painters. The safety of our house painters and our clients homes is always of the utmost importance to us.

Quality, to us, also means continual research into the newest and best paint and wood staining products on the market. We know our homeowners, custom home builders and contractors care about the environment and their interior living environment as well.


I have spent a fair amount of time gazing at the photos and found myself in total awe at the utterly total transformation of the house. As my eyes swept around from the ceilings to the walls to the trim, I began to appreciate just how very difficult the job was for you and the incredible resolve to power on through and get it done….and get it done right!!

As you recall, I expressed great concern over the many surfaces that had clear coat and lacquer finishes, and whether your team was up to the heavy slogging it was going to take to prepare those surfaces properly and then apply the coat after coat after coat of new paint necessary to go from deep wood grained lacquer finish to a smooth Cape Cod white. Absolutely astounding.

I consider myself a pretty picky individual, yet I was dumbfounded how well your team did in handling the many trim areas which needed the most work for the transition.

We can hardly wait for you to come and complete the second (exterior) phase ………….hoping for real soon!!!!! 😊.

- Barb Dinter
We are new to the Sunshine Coast and our house required a little work prior to our move in date. It can often be challenging to find good trades people; especially when you have a small window of opportunity. When we asked around for recommendations, my nephew immediately suggested we contact Cathy Nolan Painting. As a security contractor, he is quick to spot quality and detail. He had no hesitation in recommending her work. Knowing that she handles some very large contracts, we expected that it might be difficult to obtain her services. We were so impressed when Cathy responded to our request for quote almost immediately. Within 24 hours she had visited the house, provided a written quote and schedule the work to suit our timeline. Not only was the work done to perfection, the jobsite was thoroughly clean and ready to go upon our return. Cathy handles some very large impressive contracts and the job we had to offer was very small by comparison, but we were treated with the same respect as her larger clients. We did not have the pleasure of meeting the crew, but found that Cathy was very easy to work with. We are very pleased with the quality of work and that the job was completed on time and on budget. Thank you and your team for a fantastic job.
- Gary and Corinne
Cathy Nolan Painting has a long standing excellent working relationship with Wakefield Construction. From large development projects to small home renovations and custom homes, Cathy and Team have always provided excellent service and quality workmanship. We would highly recommend Cathy Nolan for all of your painting needs, interior and exterior.
- Larry Hunt, Wakefield Construction Inc.
We retained Cathy to assist us with colour selection and repainting of our home in Wakefield. The results were spectacular.

Cathy’s crew showed up on the committed dates, performed the work to a very high standard, and left the home in impeccable condition.

The colour selection exceeded our expectations when the job had been completed.

We would highly recommend Cathy to provide her services to anyone.

- Ron and Stacey
When Cathy Nolan requested a letter of recommendation I was happy to write one to show my appreciation for her solid painting service. With many years in the trade, she is very knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of various paints and their proper application.

Cathy Nolan Painting has been working with and for me on projects large and small; i.e. Wakefield Beach Sechelt, 46 unit waterfront community, as well as several custom homes.

Over the years she has shown a level of commitment to excellence and pride in workmanship, which is rare in today’s construction world on the Sunshine Coast.

She and her staff are very professional and courteous when dealing with schedules, deadlines, other trades and most of all the home owner.

If you are planning a painting project, want a high quality, hassle free, dependable contractor, then look no further when considering, “in my opinion”, the best painting company on the Sunshine Coast than Cathy Nolan Painting.

- Mark Carota, Greenlead Power Homebuilders
Ellen and I would like to thank you for a great job. Service and quality tops. Giving Ellen and I plants from your own garden was very sweet of you.
- Ellen & Kelly
Cathy Nolan Painting is a great company to work with. We appreciate your professionalism from start to finish, paying attention to the finest details. Cathy and her crew go above and beyond the job, she’s thorough, stays in time, and on budget and is always pleasant to do it. They use the highest quality materials and take care to prepare the surfaces, thereby ensuring the job a lot. Wakefield Home Builders highly recommend Cathy Nolan Painting.
- Ray Dierolf, Wakefield Home Builders
Cathy has been a loyal customer of ours since the day we started up in business over 10 years ago. I have always known her to be a very hard-working and dedicated individual who has always followed through with her commitments. Cathy began her own account here November 2003 and grew her business very rapidly. We have maintained a positive working relationship and always supported her business with competitive pricing and consulting advice with each job she brings us.

We further support her business with referrals to our customers, and also assist her clients with color advice on interior and exterior colour options which help the process of building go a bit smoother. We have maintained a history of all her jobs through us which further help support of customers going with all of their colours and products on file for them to refer to when needed.

We greatly appreciate all of the business Cathy has done with us over the years and look forward to doing more business with her in the future.

- Paul Morris, Paul's Paintin' Place Ltd.
I would like to offer strong endorsement of Cathy Nolan painting.

As assistant site supervisor of the Wakefield Development, I was in charge of the day-to-day production of phase 2 of the project. With many things happening simultaneously, it was important to be able to rely upon the trades that were hired.

Cathy Nolan Painting always met the deadlines issued, and was never behind from a production standpoint. In essence, when I was told the job was going to be complete, it always was.

Further to this, the Cathy Nolan crew has always been courteous, professional, and friendly. When they left a particular area, one hardly would know they had been there. The crew worked both efficiently and clean, and left the area as they found it.

Finally, the quality of the work was outstanding. There was rarely any noted deficiencies, and when it was, they were fixed without objection, and promptly.

I would recommend Cathy Nolan Painting to anyone. You will be more than happy with both the quality of work, and good nature the crew. Cathy always struck true to her word, and is one of the best.

- Steve Stevenson, Supervisor, Wakefield Home Builders
Susie and David wish to thank you for the hard work and excellent craftsmanship that you brought to our home. You played a big part in the timing of the project and the quality of the outcome.
- Suzy and David

Our Clients

Corporate ClientsCharities
We keep a great working relationship with some of the leading companies that are working to Build the Coast.
Spani Developments Coast Community Builders Assocation Sound Construction Kirby Coastal Homes

Cathy also supports a number of important Charities, including the Food Bank, Variety Children’s Charity, Habitat for Humanity, the SPCA and the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Food Bank of Sechelt Variety - The Children's Charity Habitat for Humanity BC SPCA
Canadian Wildlife Federation