Heritage painting and heritage restoration may be some of the most demanding types of projects when it comes to specific needs. By definition, heritage buildings and areas must be kept in as close to their original condition as possible to pay respect to their importance and longevity. Having heritage restoration services done by inexperienced individuals is simply not an option, as a mistake or sub-par work immediately damages the value of the building in question – both monetarily and in terms of the esteem it is held in by the community and appreciative visitors.

In our two decades of providing high-quality painting jobs in Sydney, we have gained considerable experience in the special considerations that come with heritage restoration jobs. And with our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure your project will be done to your exacting specifications in order to meet your approval. For gentle, impeccably executed residential and commercial heritage restoration in Sydney, Apex Painting & Decoration is second to none.

Complete Heritage Restoration

One of the main considerations of heritage restoration painting projects is ensuring the integrity of the materials to be painted. Due to the advanced age of these homes and commercial spaces, there is often underlying damage and well-worn surfaces. Before beginning the painting portion, we check for cracks and other types of damage. We can repair minor damage ourselves and can bring in our highly skilled partners to take care of structural damage that, had it gone untreated, would result in further deterioration. Where necessary, we gently sand down areas where the paint would otherwise not properly adhere. We also have alternative methods to ensure paint adherence where sanding and other abrasive methods need to be avoided.

Once your heritage building’s surfaces are properly repaired and prepared, we provide Sydney’s premier exterior and interior heritage painting services. Often, perfectly emulating the building’s original exterior look is preferred. This requires careful colour matching and an observant eye, especially when a building is being returned to its original glory after a previous painting job that did not remain true to the initial scheme. As one of our specialties, we can recreate any hue – in both conventional paint types and many protective coatings. When the desire is to update the appearance of your heritage building, we do so tastefully and exactly to your specifications.

The painting of a building’s interior during a heritage restoration often opens up the owner to a wider range of options. Even when there is an effort made to pay homage to the original appearance, adjusting a building’s interior to be pleasing and reflect your personal style is always a good idea when you will be spending the majority of your time in it. And as it is not uncommon for there to be no record of the original interior, decorating to your preferences is the next best option.

Sydney’s Heritage Restoration Experts

If you are planning to embark on a heritage restoration project, Apex Painting & Decorating is the perfect choice for an experienced painting partner. Whether you prefer a period-correct restoration or will be breathing new life into the project with your own colour schemes, we can make your vision come to life. The 7-year warranty on all of our Dulux products means you can be sure our paints and protective coatings will protect your heritage building for years to come. Contact us today for a free quote/consultation.


Q: How many heritage buildings are there in Sydney?

A: As Australia’s oldest city, it would be a herculean task to come up with an exact answer to this question. While many of the cities older structures were unfortunately torn down following World War II, hundreds of fully or partially preserved building remain.

Q: What is Sydney’s oldest building?

A: Again, this is a difficult question to answer definitively, but it is widely believed by many that Elizabeth Farm in the Sydney suburb of Rosehill, built in the early 1790s, is the oldest.