Heritage Painters Melbourne

Professional Heritage Painters Melbourne

Heritage painters Melbourne Lancaster Painters Australia offer a professional heritage painting and decorating service for homes and businesses in Melbourne. We have 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 colour schemes and designs include heritage decorative finishes for every period. Photo above: Heritage artistic conservation work performed in “Auld Reekie” National Trust house. Watch our heritage restoration interview with The Advertiser showcasing some of our heritage projects throughout Australia.

Melbourne Heritage Conservation & Restoration

Lancaster Painters Australia are passionate about the conservation, restoration, reconstruction and beautification of Melbourne 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 a 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.

Heritage Conservation
Heritage Styles & Eras
Consultation Service
Testing & Analysis
Traditional Paints
Heritage Washes
Paint & Surface Finishes
Decorative Finishes
Gilding Services
Wood Graining
Faux Marbling
Heritage Artistic Services
Art, Motifs and Designs
Wallpaper Restoration
Furniture Restoration
Glass Services
More Services
Professional quality workmanship
More than 40 years of experience
We provide customer references
We give great customer service

Have Australian Industry Standards
We are efficient, honest & reliable
We are fully licensed and insured
Our painters are fully qualified

Free quotes with no hidden costs
Super premium paint & materials
Implement Work Health & Safety
Have National Police Clearance

Melbourne Painters Traditional Heritage Painting

Heritage Painting Melbourne

Following the Burra Charter, Lancaster Painters Australia 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.

Featured below left: Hand painted oak wood grain applied to the front door of a private heritage residence. Below right: 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 and heritage decorative finishes.

Heritage Finishes Painted Wood Grain and Marble Melbourne

Heritage Art Conservation

Heritage Art Sensitive Conservation Restoration Melbourne

As heritage painters Melbourne, we 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.


“We are undertaking a staged maintenance program on our heritage listed property… This includes extensive lead paint removal and remediation, followed by painting to a heritage colour scheme. We contracted Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd for this work in early 2012, primarily because of their technical knowledge and previous experience. We also appreciated their flexibility with a program that had to react to unforeseen delays and discoveries, and their ability to work around this and accommodate us. The first stage work was recently completed whilst we remained resident on site, with minimal disruption to our family and without any delays. We found Gary to be courteous and helpful throughout, and generous with his time, samples and advice. The work completed so far has been of the highest standard and we are very happy with the outcome. We will continue to use Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd for the remainder of our project and recommend them unreservedly.” Allan Martin.

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Our Heritage Projects

Heritage Projects Melbourne

Our Heritage Finishes

Heritage Finishes Melbourne

Heritage Skills Film

Restoring Our Heritage Film