Professional Heritage Painters Adelaide
Highly skilled heritage painters Adelaide for top quality residential house & commercial heritage painting & decorating.
As Covid-19 safe professional heritage painters Adelaide, Lancaster Painters Australia provide a top quality Adelaide heritage painting and decorating service for your house, home or commercial business. We have 46 years of experience in high quality traditional and modern heritage residential and commercial painting and decorating work. We are a member of the National Trust of Australia and listed for federal, state and local heritage. Our range of interior and exterior heritage finishes, colour schemes and designs include decorative finishes for every period.
Photo featured above left: Interior and exterior local heritage painting, decorating and sign writing work to “Cortina” local heritage listed house after it had been water damaged. Photo above right: Interior and exterior painting, decorating and lining work to local heritage listed office of Planbuild Architects in Adelaide by heritage painter Gary Lancaster.
Heritage Conservation & Restoration
Featured above: Interior and exterior heritage conservation-restoration work performed for state heritage listed Fitzroy house and stables by Lancaster Painters Australia. Please click on the photo to see the Advertiser interview with Gary Lancaster in Ayers House about the restoration of historic properties in Adelaide.
Featured below: The stages of heritage conservation-restoration work in the Church of the Sacred Heart in Semaphore. When you click on the left photo it will take you into the main portfolio of information which links into the stages of work. The photo on the right will take you straight to the menu of the stages of work. Thank you.
As heritage painters Adelaide, Lancaster Painters Australia are passionate about the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of Adelaide heritage buildings including houses and Churches. Using the latest National WHS (Work Health & Safety) policies, we implement strategies to ensure the safety and welfare all people involved including tradespeople, the customer, their workers and the property. Being committed to environmental care and public health, we provide an eco friendly safe lead testing and removal service for all heritage buildings.
Conservation-restoration, also referred to as conservation, is a profession devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage for the future. Conservation activities include examination, documentation, treatment and preventative care.
The aim of Heritage Conservation is to ensure that the cultural significance of heritage places is retained for future generations to enjoy, but how do we achieve this? In 1979, Australia adopted a charter outlining the general principles and philosophy behind heritage conservation – The Burra Charter. This now forms the backbone of the management of historic places across Australia and indeed many other countries.
Lancaster Painters Australia conform to the Burra Charter. The Burra Charter identifies three levels of repair for heritage structures as:
Preservation – Maintaining a structure in its existing state and preventing further deterioration.
Restoration – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the repair of existing fabric without the introduction of new materials.
Reconstruction – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the introduction of new material into any remaining fabric.
Adelaide Heritage Painters Quality Workmanship
As professional heritage painters Adelaide, we are able to achieve a high standard of workmanship by the performance of highly skilled painting and decorating techniques. Surfaces are thoroughly prepared before applying the correct type of super premium quality paint and materials. We are able to improve the aesthetic of a building and to protect it from damage by water, rust, corrosion, insects and mould. Being committed to environmental care and public health, we offer safe lead testing and removal services. See our services.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, ensuring surfaces are thoroughly prepared before applying the coating systems. Preparation is the most important aspect of any job, ensuring the quality of the final finish as well as adding years onto the paintwork before it will need painting again. Cracks, from minor hair-line cracks up to major structural cracking are filled using the correct materials. For major cracks this may involve sand, lime and cement or even plastering. All surfaces are rubbed down and dusted off, and in some cases, may require washing down. Following the Australian Industry Standards, we recommend a minimum of a three coat paint system using super premium quality paint and materials. As local Adelaide heritage painters, we are passionate about our work, our customers and the community. We ensure a high standard of workmanship and safety is achieved for each and every job. Read our painting procedure.
Heritage Styles & Eras
Testing & Analysis
Art, Motifs and Designs
All our workers are Covid-19 vaccinated.
More than 46 years of experience
We provide customer references
We give great customer service
We are efficient, honest & reliable
We are fully licensed and insured
Our painters are fully qualified
Super premium paint & materials
Implement Work Health & Safety
Have National Police Clearance
Traditional Heritage Painting by Adelaide Heritage Painters
Lancaster Painters Australia follow the Burra Charter. We provide historical and traditional heritage 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. Working from original paint scrapings, using techniques such as spectroscopy, micro analysis or mechanical methods, and by understanding documentary evidence, we have reproduced paint finishes, artwork and designs and accurately reproduced the style, character and look of the original period look.
Our Heritage Finishes
Featured above left: Hand painted oak wood grain applied to the front door of a private heritage residence. Above left: Gary Lancaster demonstrates the age old method of applying a Vert de Mer marble finish to a heritage fireplace. Find out more about traditional heritage finishes on this site and our professional heritage decorative finishes on our heritage website.
Heritage Art Conservation
Lancaster Painters Australia are committed to the conservation-restoration of heritage art for future generations to enjoy. We have the skills and expertise to sensitively clean art and to recreate artwork or decorative design even if the original is in poor condition, using techniques such as spectroscopy and micro analysis or mechanical methods.
Adelaide Heritage Painter Testimonial
Church of the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Church Semaphore
“Recently Lancaster Painters Australia repainted Sacred Heart Church in Semaphore, South Australia. They were among a list of painters recommended to us by the Port Adelaide Enfield Council as suitable for the type of heritage restoration we were seeking in a painting firm. We eventually engaged Gary Lancaster and his team as we felt they had the best understanding of what we were seeking, and because we found Gary an easy person to work with. We valued his willingness to cooperate and consult. We were also advised that he had the expertise to restore some wording that was special to many of the congregation, but had been painted out in a previous painting. We were very pleased with our choice. Gary and his team did an excellent job, and were committed to doing their very best…” For more information including history, full testimonial and stages of work, see our Sacred Heart Church project.
Choose our professional heritage painters Adelaide for your next heritage painting or decorating project!