Traditional Heritage Painting by Traditional Heritage Painters

Traditional Heritage Painters

Professional traditional heritage painters Lancaster Painters Australia are passionate about the preservation of heritage properties including government buildings, Churches and houses. Being trained by English and Scottish master craftsmen with their full City and Guilds qualifications in traditional heritage painting and decorating, we have a great appreciation of the craftsmanship of bygone eras in Australia. Our forty plus years of experience includes the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of heritage buildings and houses in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart. We are heritage listed in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and corporate members of the National Trust of Australia.

As traditional tradespeople, Lancaster Painters Australia focus on the preservation of the knowledge of craft work specific to historic building technologies of 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. Our work is based on exhaustive and continuous research into methods, materials, techniques and styles. Each job is individually hand painted by heritage skilled painters, decorators and artisans, without compromises in quality, historical accuracy or consistency. Working from original paint scrapings, we have successfully reproduced traditional paint finishes by understanding the documentary evidence presented. Thus we are able to accurately reproduce the style, character and look of the original period look. Our traditional heritage services include the stabilisation and application of lead and milk paints, soft distempers and tallow lime wash.

Traditional Heritage Painting Skills

About The Traditional Trades

The Traditional Trades

Information about the traditional trades, traditional heritage skills, traditional trade technologies, materials technologies etc.

Traditional Skills Training

Traditional Heritage Skills Training

Gary Lancaster teaches traditional heritage skills including heritage specialist painting, decorating, faux (fake) finishes and art.

Restoring Our Heritage Film

Restoring Our Heritage

“Restoring Our Heritage” film of painters & decorators applying age-old skills and experience to an Australian context.

Traditional Heritage Services

Traditional Heritage Services

Traditional heritage services include heritage consultation, testing and analysis, traditional paints and finishes, and more.

Traditional Heritage Finishes

Traditional Heritage Finishes

Lancaster Painters Australia are highly skilled in traditional heritage finishes incl. faux (fake) finishes and decorative finishes.

Traditional Heritage Projects

Traditional Heritage Projects

See our commercial and residential traditional heritage painting, decorating and artistic projects from around Australia.