Master Heritage Painters, Decorators & Artists
Heritage Conservation - RestorationHeritage Painters Adelaide South AustraliaHeritage Painters Sydney New South WalesHeritage Painters Melbourne VictoriaHeritage Painters Hobart Tasmania
With 47 years of experience, Covid-19 safe master heritage painters Lancaster Painters Australia are committed to the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of heritage commercial and residential buildings including houses, as well as Churches throughout Australia. Fully licensed and qualified with full liability insurance, heritage painter Lancaster Painters Australia works to the latest National OHS/WHS policies. Our top quality workmanship is performed to no less than the Australian Industry Standards. We are heritage listed for federal, state and local heritage work in multiple states of Australia. We provide professional heritage services for Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, including sensitive heritage conservation-restoration and superior quality heritage painting and decorating using highly specialised traditional heritage decorative finishes.
Our Professional Heritage Services
Traditional Heritage Finishes
Lead Asbestos Moisture Scrapings
Heritage Wallpaper Restoration
Heritage wallpaper restoration, cleaning, repair, hanging and installation. William Morris, hand painted wallpaper, Anaglypta.
Furniture Restoration Service
Antique furniture restoration service incl. bosieres, armoires, staining, French polish, furniture art & designs, gilding and more.
Heritage projects in Sydney include the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney Parliament House, Highroyd House in Annadale, Rivendell Great Hall and more. Our Adelaide projects boast the Adelaide Town Hall, the Museum for Economic Botany, the Port Adelaide Historical Society and so many more. Melbourne projects include “Auld Reekie” National Trust house in Parkville. We also performed heritage furniture restoration work in the Wesley Uniting Church in Hobart. Lancaster Painters Australia are heritage listed in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, and a member of the National Trust of Australia. Visit our heritage projects page to see our commercial projects, residential projects and heritage Church work.
As master heritage painters trained by English and Scottish master craftsmen with their City and Guilds qualifications in painting and decorating, our skills are included as part of the Lost Trades. We provide authentic, traditional and historic heritage finishes. Being traditional tradespeople, we focus on the preservation of the knowledge of craft work specific to historic building technologies of both traditional and non-traditional materials. We conform to the Burra Charter and are able to provide painting methods that are reproduced using the same paint methods and materials employed after which painting methods began to dominate the industry.
We base our work on exhaustive and continuous research into methods, materials, techniques and styles. Being master heritage painters, each job is individually hand painted by skilled artisans without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency. Working from original paint scrapings, we have successfully reproduced paint finishes and decorative finishes by understanding documentary evidence and have accurately reproduced the style, character and look of the original period look. Our experience includes the stabilising and application of lead and milk paints, soft distempers and tallow lime wash. We are committed to using the correct type of superior quality paint and materials for all our heritage work. See our traditional heritage painting.
Restoring Our Heritage
Restoring Our Heritage
Building Ideas Episode
Heritage Skills Training
Photos above: Gary Lancaster meticulously applied traditional heritage finishes in “Auld Reekie” National Trust House and The Thomas Walker Estate of Concord West hospital Rivendell Great Hall. The heritage reconstruction work included painted colour schemes to match the original paint and colour schemes, traditional sign writing and application of 22 karat gold leaf to the lettering, cleaning and repair of stained glass windows, reconstruction of heritage decorative finishes, designs and motifs, and more. See our heritage glass art and leadlight.
Heritage Leadlight & Glass Art
Tower House Heritage Finish
Tower House Fireplace – Application Of Faux Carrara Marble
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I have pleasure in recommending Mr Gary Lancaster as an outstanding artist and craftsman in the field of faux marble.
There are six fireplace surrounds in Tower House which are made of Carrara marble and one such made of intricately carved slate. Mr Lancaster has treated the slate mantelpiece and pilasters so cleverly and artistically that they are now indistinguishable from those made from Italian marble. In fact, so expertly has the conversion been effectuated that the faux marble fireplace, because of the intricacy of its mouldings, now looks superior to the fireplaces in most of the other rooms.
In addition to his extraordinary creative skills Mr Lancaster is a student of heritage craftsmanship, and he brings to his work a broad and deep knowledge of the various crafts which have contributed to the South Australian architectural tradition.
I was impressed by the fact that Mr Lancaster was able to offer a firm quotation for the work that was required, together with exact dates for the commencement and completion of the work. These guarantees were scrupulously adhered to.
My experience of Gary Lancaster’s work is limited to this single article; but based upon that experience, I have confidence in recommending him as a superb craftsman who is both artistic and knowledgeable, and who adheres firmly to ethical principles.
4 June 2023
Reference: Gary Lancaster
Gary Lancaster worked as a painter and decorator on our heritage (Victorian) home in North Adelaide during 2021 – 2023.
He was always polite, punctual, reliable and provided clear quotations for his work, accompanied by a contract.
He has extensive experience and deep knowledge of authentic design and colours appropriate for historical properties of different eras. He is skilled at faux marbling, wood graining and wallpaper choice and application. He was willing to share his understanding and experience with us in a generous and helpful way.
The end result is a beautiful home, evidenced by the accompanying photographs.
If you are looking for a genuine and skilled craftsman to provide advice and practical workmanship, we recommend him.
As professional master heritage painters who have been taught by English and Scottish masters of the trade, our heritage painting and decorative finishing skills have been developed over many years through training and experience. Heritage painter Gary Lancaster is able to skilfully and respectfully replicate the skill of the historical masters of the past and the beauty of their work. We offer traditional decorative finishes for Adelaide Sydney and Melbourne. They include faux (fake) finishes, faux marbling, stone and wood graining; heritage stencils and stencilling, heritage motifs and designs, gilding (gold leaf, silver leaf, mica powders etc.), decorative ceiling roses and cornices, wallpapering services, scumbling, glazing, ragging, sponging, soft distempers, washes (colour wash, tallow lime wash, French wash etc.), trompe l’oeil, fresco, strié, Venetian plaster and so much more. Heritage painter Gary Lancaster meticulously applies all his heritage finishes by hand. See our beautiful heritage decorative finishes.