Costs of painting doors

Costs of painting doors

If you want to have the doors of your home painted by a professional painter, but don’t have an idea of the costs, we can help you with this! We have listed below the different options, including prices!

Costs of painting doors

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Price of door painting

One important option is whether or not you want to have your door frames painted, too.

Type of paint job Price incl. paint, materials and VAT Amount
Doors 220-830 GBP 3-10 doors
Doors incl. door frames 740-1600 GBP 10-40 doors incl. door frames

Factors impacting the cost of door painting

Factor 1: The painter

A painter will charge 27-31 GBP for the painting of a door. This includes everything, such as paint, materials and VAT. If your doors have a different pattern or a window, this can make the paint job more complex and in that case, a painter can choose to charge an hourly rate of 30-37 GBP. This is also often the case when painting door frames.

Factor 2: The paint

If you need a special colour to paint your doors, it can be interesting to order the paint yourself, but if you just want a standard, plain colour, it will be more interesting to have the painter bring it along – this will often save you money. The below table will give you an idea of the price of a litre of paint, including the area you will be able to paint.

Type of paint Price per litre, incl. VAT m² per litre Details
Primer 22-39 GBP 7-13 Base layer
Stain and varnish 22-52 GBP 9-15 Protective layer
Covering paint 22-48 GBP 4-9 Paint for use inside and outside

You can opt for special paint to have your doors painted. Blackboard paint is also an option and can be very practical!

Type of special paint Price per litre incl. VAT
Magnetic paint 26-48 GBP
Metalic or glitter paint 22-34 GBP
Blackboard paint 26-56 GBP

Factor 3: Combining paint jobs

If you would like to get multiple parts of your house painted, it may be financially interesting to combine the different paint jobs.

Surface Price Depends on
Stairs 300-650 GBP 1 time whitewashing, up to sanding, cleaning and painting
Dormer 390-830 GBP Whether only the side panels must be painted or the sidebar or full dormer, window frames and window frames included.
Ceiling 220-1300 GBP From 30-45 m², incl. the entire kitchen (kitchen cabinets).
Window frames 430-1600 GBP From 7m² excl. paint to the painting of all outer frames of one house

If there is a lot of outdoor painting to be done, you can count on the following prices:

Type of home Average cost of outdoor painting based on wage for labour, paint, materials and VAT
Apartment 830 -910 GBP
Terraced house 1200 – 1400 GBP
Semi-detached house 2500 – 2700 GBP
Detached house 5200 GBP and more

 Tips to save money:

  • Winter painter. You can have your doors painted all year round – this does not really depend on the weather! Using a winter painter can mean a savings of up to 30 percent!
  • Carry out the preparatory work yourself. You can make the painter’s work a lot easier (and thus cheaper) by carrying out a few tasks yourself, such as moving furniture out of the way or covering the floor with plastic. This will reduce the number of preparatory tasks the painter will have to do and charge you for!
  • Lower VAT rate. A while ago, a VAT reduction was introduced for construction work. It has been stopped for many categories on 1 July 2015, but still exists for painting work. You will only pay 6% rather than 21% VAT for this.

Biggest savings: comparing offers

The best thing you can do to save money on a moving service is to compare different offers by different painters. Our website enables you to receive up to 6 price estimates from moving firms. In this way, you can compare the different offers and save up to 30%!