Master Heritage Painters Adelaide SA
As local master heritage painters Adelaide, Lancaster Painters Australia are committed to the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of heritage buildings and houses in Adelaide and Greater Adelaide. We have over 40 years of experience of 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. Being heritage listed for federal, state and local heritage work, we members of the National Trust of Australia. See our Adelaide heritage projects and testimonies.
Professional Adelaide heritage painters Lancaster Painters Australia are licensed, qualified and fully 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. We are members of the National Trust of Australia.
The Port Adelaide Historical Society Museum
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. It included the treatment of rust and thorough preparation of 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 Heritage Painters
Certificates of practical completion
Electrical equipment is tagged
Senior First Aid Certificate
No smoking & no swearing policy
Full apprenticeship qualifications
We have 40 years of experience
We are fully licensed & insured
We use the latest National WHS policies
We are honest, reliable & flexible
Top quality workmanship
Traditional Heritage Master Craftsmen
Professionally trained by English and Scottish master craftsmen who have their full 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 Adelaide, 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. Gary Lancaster was recently interviewed by The Advertiser about heritage restoration and heritage trade skills. Watch the interview on Adelaide Now.
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.
Heritage Painting Testimonies
“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.
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.
Professional Adelaide Heritage Services
Adelaide Heritage Finishes
Lead, Asbestos, Moisture, Scrapings
Adelaide Wallpaper Service
Heritage wallpaper restoration, repair and installation service including William Morris, hand painted wallpaper, Anaglypta & more.
Adelaide Furniture Restoration
Antique furniture restoration service incl. bosieres, armoires, staining, French polish, furniture art & designs, gilding and more.
Call our expert heritage painters Adelaide today for all your commercial and residential house heritage painting and decorating needs.