Professional Church Painters & Decorators
Professional Church painters Lancaster Painters Australia offer a superior quality professional and reliable Church painting, decorating and beautification service for contemporary, modern and heritage buildings. Following the Burra Charter, we are highly skilled in heritage conservation, restoration and reconstruction including art conservation and beautiful decorative finishes for Churches.
Our Church work includes St Johns Cathedral in Parramatta NSW, Church of the Sacred Heart in Semaphore SA, Payneham Rd Uniting Church SA, Rivendell Chapel in Concord West NSW, St Joseph’s in Moorebank NSW, and more.
We offer an extensive range of super premium quality interior and exterior paint finishes and colour schemes. For older Churches, we offer safe lead paint and asbestos removal. With honesty and reliability, we work extensively with the Churches to help them achieve their desired outcome. Our top priority is for the safety and welfare of all people involved, the buildings and property and the neighbouring community. With customer service being paramount, we aim for total customer satisfaction.
About Our Church Painters
We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, ensuring surfaces are thoroughly prepared before applying the coating systems. 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. Preparation is the most important aspect of a job, ensuring the quality of the final finish as well as adding years onto the paintwork before it will need painting again. Following the Australian Industry Standards, Lancaster Painters Australia recommend a minimum of a three coat paint system using super premium quality paint and materials. For older Churches and buildings we offer lead testing and safe lead paint removal services.
Lancaster Painters Australia top priority is customer service. We value our customers and provide them with a written quotation, detailing the process of works to ensure the highest quality of workmanship is achieved for their job. Communication between ourselves and our customers is of utmost importance! We listen to our customers and communicate with them on a regular basis. We understand how important the finished paintwork is for commercial customers to have the impact to impress their clientele in professionalism and design.
Offering a timely and reliable painting and decorating service for all Churches, we aim to turn up either early or on time. Should unforeseen circumstances arise that are out of our control, we contact our customers immediately to explain and give an indication of when we expect to arrive. We aim to begin and finish every job on time and to take the job from start to finish without interruption, and make allowance for working around Church services and events. We treat our customers and their property with respect, and clean and tidy the work area on a regular basis. We implement the latest National WHS (Work, Health and Safety) policies, ensuring safety is achieved for every job.
Lancaster Painters Australia strive to:
- provide a high standard of painting and decorating work using only super premium quality paint and materials.
- focus on our customers – ensuring that we understand the current and future needs of our customers.
- comply with both customer and regulatory requirements.
- provide a high level of customer service.
- meet our customers’ expectations.
We implement the latest National WHS (Work, Health and Safety) policies and aim for total customer care and satisfaction.
Quality Church Painting Services
As professional Church painters, we offer services for: interior and exterior Church painting and decorating, heritage paint finishes, decorative finishes, modern and contemporary finishes, artistic repair and restoration, organ pipe rediapering, Church beautification and art, wallpaper hanging, colour matching, timber finishes, organ painting, and so much more. See a list of our painting and decorating services.
PAYNEHAM ROAD UNITING CHURCH
To whom it may concern,
Re: Lancaster Painters Australia
It is a priviledge to have been asked to provide a reference for Gary and Joy Lancaster, the Painting firm contracted by Payneham Road Uniting Church to prepare, paint and redecorate the interior of our Church.
Gary and Joy are passionate about what they do and this passion is expressed in their commitment to the task, the meticulous attention to preparation, and the keen attention to detail; let me explain:
Gary worked within our Church building for some weeks on his own without any form of supervision; he showed responsible use of his time, self-motivation and regulation, as well as attention to responsible and legal health and safety practices.
Gary undertook all the preparation work on his own; his attention to the detail of every crack ensured that each crevice was filled back as far as reasonably practicable and this attention though painstakingly long for him (no doubt) has given a polished finish to the completed work.
Gary and Joy’s vast experience of working on heritage buildings and their passion enabled us to feel completely comfortable with them working in the Church, enabled us to trust their opinions on many matters pertaining to the building and the redecoration work and detail. They were a delight to work with; we greatly valued their ideas, the excited and open way in which they showed us ‘what had been there before’ and the amazing attention to just making the interior of our Church look so beautiful.
I have no hesitation in referring Gary and Joy to you for the refurbishment and/or redecoration of your building. You will find them to be living out their passion to change our perception of Painters from that of a Trade to that of Artists, and succeeding!
Rev. Jill Lienert
GARY LANCASTER – LANCASTER PAINTERS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Payneham Road Uniting Church engaged Gary Lancaster to redecorate the interior of its worship chapel during February-March 2013.
Being prominently sited on the corner of main thoroughfares, Payneham Road and Portrush Road, and apart from regular and alternative worship services, being in demand for community baptisms, weddings and funerals, our contract was keenly sought.
Gary provided a very competitive quote along with detailed accounts of his business and artistic practices.
While we provided an outline of our requirements, Gary’s background and experience brought to our notice a number of features which, when highlighted, added considerably to the overall impact on the décor.
His willingness to work around our ongoing activities, consider our requests, provide samples in situ and negotiate the specifics of contract variations, was appreciated greatly.
The employees engaged by Gary were always cooperative, industrious and of good value. In particular we appreciated the care taken in repairing and modifying damaged features, and the overall cleaning of the chapel and its contents where he was assisted by his very industrious and considerate wife, Joy.
Since completion of the project many positive comments have been made by our members, professionals and the general public on the fresher, more spacious and well muted appearance of our chapel which add to both the joy and solemnity of our services.
We were surely blessed in having Gary and his team involved in lifting the atmosphere of our worship space.
Property Officer and Chairperson of the Congregational Meeting.
Payneham Road Uniting Church
Church of the Sacred Heart, Semaphore
Gary Lancaster – Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd
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.
Right from the start they cooperated well with us. We had a requirement that the church be available for worship on Sundays. Amid scaffold and shifted pews the church was always cleaned, and arranged in a way that made Sunday worship possible (and gave the congregation a sense of being part of the renewal process of the building – many spoke of enjoying the experience even though a bit inconvenienced).
We had an idea of the colours we wanted, and we were able to share this with Gary. He then came up with a creative range of possibilities, painted some of these on the walls as samples, and we engaged the congregation in selecting the schemes they preferred. This was a good process, and gave a much better sense of ownership (and pride in it) to the whole congregation. Gary was willing to experiment, and where the colours spoke, to choose them. He also gave insightful suggestions as to ways to improve the appearance of the work. His input into what could be achieved was crucial to the outcome.
A lot of consideration went into the choice (and hand painting) of the frieze around the church. Gary first painted a sample, which people considered. Then gave us a book of samples to explore, from which we chose three, and asked for congregational feedback. Finally we settled on two. Gary procured the stencils for these, put samples of each on the wall, and again we chose the one that now graces the wall. It took a specialist painter a week to do, and all now feel they had a part in its selection.
All through the painting we enjoyed the presence of Gary and his team with us. They were friendly, always had time for the many parishioners who poked a head in to view the progress of the work, and showed respect for the church in which they were painting.
Since the completion of the painting we have had a constant stream of praise for the work. It has transformed the look of the church. Previously it was painted a drab cement colour. It now has a much more pleasant, warmer feel to it, and many of its features have been enhanced by the colours they have been painted.
We are pleased that we engaged Lancaster Painters Australia Pty Ltd to enhance our church. They have done a great job.
Father Brian Angus
Lefevre Catholic Community
Semaphore, South Australia