How much does it cost to paint a door?

Welcome visitors with a fresh lick of paint.

It costs around £200 to paint an external door and an average of £60 to paint an internal one.

If you’re thinking of giving your home a refresh, don’t overlook the doors. Whether you’re increasing your kerb appeal or updating your interiors, our cost guide will show you roughly how much it will cost to get your doors painted.

How much does it cost to paint an internal door?

The average cost to paint an interior door in the UK is around £60, however the cost varies depending on how many doors are painted, the type of paint used, the number of coats required, and the amount of prep time needed.

Both interior and exterior doors look great with a high-shine gloss finish. Providing durability, gloss paint offers enough resilience for even the busiest of family homes. However, because of the high shine, glossing a door correctly takes a lot of skill to get a flawless finish.

We spoke to homeowners who used My Local Toolbox to find professional painters in their local area to understand what the average cost to paint an interior door is.

These are ball park figures – to get accurate quotes from painters and decorators near you post a job.

How much does it cost to paint an external door?

The cost to paint an external door typically costs anywhere from £150 to £250, depending on the size of the door, if there’s a glass panel or it’s a solid structure, if sanding or knotting is required, the number of coats and if a primer is required.

How much does it cost to paint a garage door?

If your garage door is looking a little worse for wear, then hiring a professional painter to give it a new lease of life is worth the investment.

The average cost to buy a new garage door could cost you more than £1,000 for materials and labour, whereas the cost of painting a garage door is usually around £200, plus the cost of the paint.

How much does it cost to strip a door?

Door stripping costs tend to start from around £20 per door as a minimum.

If your door requires a bit more attention and a simple coat of paint won’t do, you may need your painter and decorator to strip it.

Typically stripping or dipping is used to take off layers of old paint to take doors, banisters, skirting and window frames back to bare wood to provide a clean surface for painting.

Whilst it can be expensive if you have lots of doors, it does help paint adhere and give a long-lasting finish.

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Internal and external door painting FAQs

How long does it take to paint a door?

Depending on the size and condition of the door, it typically takes three to five hours to paint a door.

Do I need to prep my doors?

Because you’re paying for the cost of labour, if your doors need prepping, the cost to paint your doors will increase. However, if you take the time to prep the doors ahead of them being painted you could save money.

What paint do I need to paint a door?

We recommend using high gloss paint, however achieving a flawless, professional finish can be hard to get if you’re not an experienced painter.

If you’re going to paint the doors yourself, satin or semi-gloss is a good alternative as they’re slightly more forgiving (any imperfections won’t be as visible).

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