Professional Heritage Painters Adelaide

Master Heritage Painters Adelaide SA

Our Covid-19 safe highly skilled master heritage painters Adelaide have 47 years of experience in heritage painting, decorating, conservation and restoration. We are committed to the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of heritage buildings and houses in Adelaide and Greater Adelaide. Our experience includes commercial and residential house heritage painting and decorating work including Churches. We are heritage listed for federal, state and local heritage work. Along with many private residences, our projects boast the Museum for Economic Botany, the Mortlock Wing of the State Library, Planbuild Architects Office, the Adelaide Town Hall, Sacred Heart Church and many more. We are members of the National Trust of Australia and heritage listed for federal, state and local heritage work.

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The Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum

Port Adelaide Historical Society HMS Tancred Tug Boat Wheelhouse Heritage Conservation Restoration

In July 2019, the Port Adelaide Historical Society engaged our professional heritage painting services in order to carry out remedial works to the exterior of the Tancred Wheelhouse as featured above. Please click the + sign below to read more.

Sensitive heritage reconstruction work included the treatment of rust and thorough preparation of all surfaces. Master heritage painter, Gary Lancaster, needed to fill and sand down the surfaces multiple times in order to achieve a smooth finish. This was followed by top quality heritage repaint work using super premium quality paint. And finally, Gary applied his heritage sign writing skills to reproduce the name “Tancred” to the front of the helm by hand.

The “Tancred” resides outside the front of the Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum in Peterhead SA. For more information about this project including photos please visit our historical museum portfolio. Thank you.

About Our Painting Decorating

About Us

As professional Adelaide heritage painters and decorators, Lancaster Painters Australia are fully licensed, qualified and covered for public liability and accident insurance. We work to the latest National work, health and safety policies. All our heritage work is performed to the Australian Industry Standards and in accordance with the Burra Charter.

Safe lead & asbestos testing & removal
Certificates of practical completion
Electrical equipment is tagged
Senior First Aid Certificate
Responsible Officer

National police certificate & white cards
No smoking & no swearing policy
Full apprenticeship qualifications
We have 47 years of experience
We are fully licensed & insured

Follow Australian Industry Standards
Use the latest National WHS policies
We are honest, reliable & flexible
Top quality workmanship
Sustainable painting

Heritage Painters Adelaide Painting Decorating

Traditional Heritage Master Craftsmen

Heritage Painters Adelaide Leadlight Glass Art Painting

Above: Traditional Adelaide Heritage Glass Leadlight Art

Traditional Heritage Master Painters Adelaide

Traditional Heritage Conservation & Restoration Adelaide

Adelaide Traditional Heritage Conservation Restoration Adelaide

To watch our heritage restoration interview with The Advertiser, including work performed for St John’s Cathedral and Rivendell Great Hall, as featured above, please click on the “Adelaide Now”button below:

Adelaide Now

Professionally trained by English and Scottish master craftsmen who have their City and Guilds qualifications in painting and decorating, we are able to 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. As heritage painters Sydney, Lancaster Painters Australia 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. Our work is based on exhaustive and continuous research into methods, materials, techniques and styles. Each job is individually hand painted by skilled artisans without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency. Read more.

Heritage Finishes Wood Graining Marbling Gilding Adelaide by Heritage Painters Adelaide

Above: Hand painted oak wood graining (left); heritage art conservation with gold leaf applied to the picture frame (middle); and hand painted Vert de Mer marble (right) by heritage painter, decorator and artist Gary Lancaster.

Our heritage painting and decorative finishing skills have resulted in being able to skilfully and respectfully replicate the skill of the historical masters of the past and the beauty of their work. Our heritage decorative finishes include faux (fake) finishes, faux marbling and wood graining, stencils and stencilling, heritage motifs and designs, gilding (gold leaf, silver leaf etc.), decorative ceiling roses and cornices, wallpaper hanging, scumbling, glazing, ragging, sponging, soft distempers, washes (colour wash, tallow lime wash, French wash etc.), fresco, strié, Venetian plaster, Trompe L’Oeil etc. See our specialist finishes and find out more information on our House Painters Adelaide website.

Painting Decorating Testimonies SA

Heritage Painting Testimonies

Professor Anthony W. Thomas

“Last year Gary Lancaster was suggested by our insurance company to carry out repair work following heavy rain which led to serious damage to the surface of a wall in our house. As the technique used on the wall involved a french wash, it required some experience and skill. I am pleased to say that Gary did an extremely professional job, within the time frame promised. The quality of the work was very important to us as the house dates from the 1880’s and is of some historic interest. Since then we have also contracted Gary to do more work, involving the repair and painting of window frames and both interior and exterior walls. In all cases the work has been done in a professional way, with careful attention to detail, minimal fuss and on time. My wife and I are pleased to recommend Gary as a highly skilled painter. We will certainly use his services again and we recommend him to you in the strongest possible terms.” See portfolio.

Heritage Painters Painting Decorating North Adelaide

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 wall paper 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.

Ian Hamer

June 2023

Hon C. J. Sumner & Suzanne Roux

“Gary and Geoffrey offered creative suggestions and painted samples of their suggestions on our wall and ceilings so that we could clearly visualize their suggestions. The result is that our home is beautifully decorated maintaining our desire for a light and open ambience but at the same time reflecting the heritage of our home…Gary and Geoff displayed an enthusiasm and commitment to achieving an excellent quality of work. Their knowledge and skill and understanding of the many different painting methods and finishes has opened our eyes to what can be achieved by skilled artisans.” See the portfolio with the full testimonial.

More Testimonies

You can find more heritage painting and decorating testimonies on our heritage testimonials page. Thank you.

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Professional Adelaide Heritage Services

Heritage Conservation-Restoration
Heritage Painters Adelaide Conservation-Restoration Service

Quality Heritage conservation-restoration, reconstruction, painting, decorating, artistic & beautification services for all commercial and residential buildings incl. Churches.

Adelaide Heritage Finishes
Heritage Finishes & Decorative Finishes Service Adelaide SA

Traditional heritage finishes boast heritage colour schemes, traditional heritage paints such as soft distempers, tallow lime wash etc. and decorative arts finishes.

Heritage Art & Conservation
Heritage Art Conservation - Restoration Service, Adelaide SA

Heritage art of trompe l’oeil, frescoes, cartouches, heraldry, Gothic & Pugin designs, Renaissance, Chinoiserie, fine art, leadlight, art conservation-restoration, sign writing …

Lead, Asbestos, Moisture, Scrapings
Moisture & Lead Testing, Lead Removal Service Adelaide SA

Safe lead and asbestos testing and removal service, moisture testing, paint scrapings and analysis and so much more.

Adelaide Wallpaper Service
Heritage Wallpaper, Wallpapering, Wallpaper Hanging Service Adelaide SA

Heritage wallpaper restoration, repair and installation service including William Morris, hand painted wallpaper, Anaglypta & more.

Adelaide Furniture Restoration
Heritage Painters Adelaide Professional Furniture Conservation Restoration Service

Antique furniture restoration service incl. bosieres, armoires, staining, French polish, furniture art & designs, gilding and more.

Historic Painting and Decorating Adelaide

Call our expert heritage painters Adelaide today on 0412 610 018

for all your commercial and residential house heritage painting and decorating needs!

Traditional Heritage Painters Adelaide

Traditional Heritage Painters Adelaide

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