Cost For a Decorator to Paint a Front Door

A fresh coat of paint to a timber front door can dramatically improve its appearance and brighten up the front of your property.

This page is all about front door painting, how to do it and how much it costs to pay a decorator to do it for you.

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In general; it’s easier to paint a previously painted door than an unpainted one that will require additional coats of paint.

We sent out price requests by email to local handymen and painters and decorators in 2016 and 2018. We asked them to give us a price to paint an old timber front door.

The results of our research can be found on this page.

We can also help you get a competitive price for a professional to paint your front door.

Our Price Guide Updated For 2018

Here is the works schedule for the painting of an existing door.

Everything listed here is included in the prices below.

  • Remove the letterbox, door knocker and any other fittings
  • Wash the door with a damp cloth to remove any dust and contaminants
  • Repair any holes or defects with a quick-drying wood filler
  • Sand down the front door
  • Apply a knot treatment chemical to new timber doors (stops wood knots from bleeding)
  • Apply primer, undercoat and a top coat of gloss, allowing for sufficient drying times between each coat
  • Fix fittings back onto the door
LocationSmall Business /TraderLarge Business
London Area£225.00£300.00
South, SW and Midlands£200.00£275.00
Outer Region and North£145.00£145.00
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How to Reduce Costs

Door painting is a small project and your chosen contractor may apply their minimum day rates for this type of work

It may work out cheaper to have this work done as part of a larger project, such as fascia or window painting.

While most contractors will be happy to complete a small job like this, it does take time for the coats of paint to dry, so will require several back-and-forth visits by the tradesperson.

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One Response to “Cost For a Decorator to Paint a Front Door”

  1. AgaMarch 22, 2019 at 7:59 am #

    Hi. How much(average) it cost to paint 1bedroom flat in London( Brentford) walls,cealings, skirting boards and 5 internal doors with frame.
    Also how much is to re-grout small bathroom in a flat (separate quote).
    Thank you

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