I have been recommending Zen painting to clients and friends since 2010. The work is unsurpassed with Kevin's attention to detail and the use of high quality paints. I have used Zen for brand new house builds, renovations and smaller jobs and the results are always consistent. I always use Zen for my own home!

Charli Junker

Designer at Your Space Our Design 

Hi Kevin,

I just wanted to thank you for the work you did on our house. It was an excellent job, and you were true to your word on when you would call, be there, and timelines, which is very hard to come by these days.

I will definitely recommend you to any friends.

Thanks again,


Work done with great care and competence, on-time and on budget each time. Highly recommended!

William Pryce Phillips

Kevin undertook a number of projects we had on the go last last year, including 2 bathrooms, a bedroom, and an outdoor patio deck. His work was meticulous; he took great care in properly preparing all surfaces, and he was very knowledgeable about different paint and other products and which were best for the surfaces he was covering. As well as painting, he installed new base boards and cabinet hardware, and replaced rotting wood for us. The end result was even better than we'd hoped. We were -- and continue to be -- extremely pleased with the work Kevin has done for us!"

Russ & Colleen Getz

Victoria BC

Hi Kevyn

Hope things are well with you out east, and the move has gone well for you. I wanted to let you know that we took our first trip out to Victoria since the house was painted, and we were blown away by the work you did!

The edging, along the ceiling, around the stair rails, trim, and where two colours met.. it was exceptional!

Our only regret in finding you and having you do the work for us, is that the house will probably be put up for sale in the late spring 2011, and we won't be able to find someone as good as you to re-paint.

Thank you so much- I would be happy to have you use our name as a reference if you ever needed same.

Best Regards

Peggy and Rick Bell


September 13, 2010

To Whom It May Concern

Re: Finishes By Kevyn

Kevyn Downey

Journeyman Painter

We are pleased to recommend Kevyn Downey operating as Finishes By Kevyn.

Kevyn recently painted a bedroom and two bathrooms in our town house. The areas were difficult to paint due to oddly shaped windows and several doorways. We were very happy with Kevyn’s work especially his use of clean drop sheets and a thorough cleaning up after completion of the job. He came on the day and at the time he said he would and worked until the job was finished. We did not hire Kevyn for Colour Consulting but we appreciated his comments and advice that helped us choose among colours we were considering. A friend who lives in a four-story condominium where he had painted the interior walls recommended Kevyn to us. We were pleased he filled our expectations.

We found Kevyn to be very friendly and personable. We were quite dashed to learn that he is moving to Newfoundland. However, that is Newfoundland’s gain and we hope he is very successful setting up his business there. Painters like him are hard to find

Yours truly

Maggie and Mary McGrath

Victoria, British Columbia

"I have worked with Kevyn on a few jobs now, and would never consider using another painter! He is extremely professional, a perfectionist, and my clients love him. They say he is easy to have around, that he is respectful of their things and always does a wonderful job cleaning up. I have never been disappointed with Kevyn's work and would recommend him to anyone. It has been a pleasure doing business with him and I am sad to say good-bye to him as he heads to Newfoundland."

Vanessa Stone

Interior Designer

Victoria BC.

St. John's Newfoundland