By Emily Rivers
Last updated 4th May 2023

Garage Painting Cost Guide for 2023

Refreshing your garage with a new coat of paint is a great way to improve the space or give your home more kerb appeal. Whether you want to spray paint your garage door to make it stand out or paint your garage walls and ceilings to help create a better atmosphere for a home gym or chill-out space, a painter and decorator can help you with your vision.

So how much does it cost to paint your garage?

Garage painting costs

Item

Average cost

Spray painting a garage door

£300

Epoxy floor painting

£20-£150 per square metre

Painting garage walls (labour only)

£40-£60 per square metre of floor space

Painting garage ceilings (labour only)

£7-£10 per square metre

Painter and decorator day rate

£250-£400

These garage painting costs are taken from averages across the entire UK. For more accurate hourly rates from painters and decorators in your area, take a look at the table further down the page.

Cost to paint the garage and garage floor

How much does it cost to paint the inside of a garage?

How much it costs to paint the inside of a garage will depend on its size. But here are the costs for average-sized garages in the UK:

Single garage (2.7m x 5.5m): £210-£355

Double garage (6m x 6m): £425-£680

These costs don’t include the cost of the paint – expect to pay between £3-£8 per litre for latex garage paint from a brand like Leyland.

How much does it cost to spray paint a garage door?

It costs around £300 to spray paint a garage door, including the paint. Spray painting a garage door gives it an even finish that you won't achieve with a brush or roller. This is how they're painted when they leave the factory, so you can expect your garage door to look as good as new if you have it resprayed.

What is the best paint for uPVC garage doors?

The best paint for uPVC garage doors is an exterior solvent-based paint. You can buy this kind of paint as a multi-purpose product or one that is made specifically for uPVC – either will be fine.

You can also buy all-in-one exterior solvent-based paints that are the primer, paint and topcoat in one paint. These are the easiest to apply and many spray paint specialists will use them.

Expect to pay around £25 per litre for solvent-based paint – but bear in mind that it's usually included in the cost if you're getting your garage door sprayed.

Is it better to spray or paint a garage door?

Whether it's better to spray or paint a garage door is mainly down to personal preference, but you will get a smoother, more even finish if you spray your garage door.

No matter how experienced your painter and decorator is, they will still leave some texture on your garage door if they paint it with a brush or roller. If you have your garage door sprayed, the finish will be much smoother and look like it did when it was brand new.

It's worth bearing in mind that it's usually more expensive to have your garage door sprayed than if it was included as part of your garage painting and decorating costs.

How long will a painted garage door last?

How long a painted garage door will last depends on how old it was prior to painting, but properly primed and cared-for painted garage doors could last up to 10 years. Using a trained painter or spray paint specialist will ensure that your garage door lasts for as long as possible.

Do I need to prime my garage walls before painting?

It's best to prime your garage walls before painting if it's a brand new garage that's never been painted before. If you paint directly onto unprimed plasterboard, the paint will soak into it too fast and look uneven.

A decorator will recommend using a PVA-based primer to prep your garage walls first before painting over with latex paint.

If your garage walls and ceiling have been painted before, they may not need priming. Get a range of quotes from different decorators who will be able to advise you.

Is it worth painting a garage?

While there's no need to paint a garage, we think it's a great idea for a number of reasons:

Protect your walls, floors and ceilings

Painting your garage walls and ceilings with the right paint will protect them from excessive moisture, since most garages don't have heating. Use a moisture-resistant latex paint for the best protection.

Painting your garage floors with a special epoxy resin paint is the ideal way to protect them from spillages. Oil stains and other car-related spillages can seep into concrete and leave a residue that attracts dirt, meaning you could end up walking it into your house.

By painting your garage floors you'll create a surface that's easy to clean and wipe up stains before you track them through the house.

Extend your garage door's life

Painting your garage door is a great way to extend its life. You'll prevent rust and corrosion and protect it from the weather. Plus, painting it will give your home fantastic kerb appeal without having to spend money on a new garage door.

Create a welcoming space

While many people will just use their garages for their cars or for storage, it's becoming more and more popular for people to use them as home gyms, offices or chill-out areas for teenagers.

Painting your garage will give it a welcoming atmosphere that will encourage you to use the space. Why not paint your garage in bold colours to encourage you to do a challenging workout? Perhaps calming neutrals would be better to create a productive working environment?

If you're ready to get quotes for your garage painting project, post your job on HaMuch. We'll put you in touch with reliable painters and decorators in your area that are available to do the work.


Estimates for common painter & decorator jobs;

Rates for other trades

Painting garage walls, floor and door cost in the UK
Painting garage walls, floor and door cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKPainting garage walls, floor and door cost
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Aberdeen£564
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Amber Valley£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Arun£594
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Ashfield£507
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Aylesbury Vale£612
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Barnsley£471
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Basildon£555
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Basingstoke & Deane£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bassetlaw£486
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bath & North East Somerset£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bedford£657
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Belfast£426
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Birmingham£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Blackburn£447
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Blackpool£441
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bolton£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bournemouth£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bracknell Forest£615
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bradford£471
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Braintree£531
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Breckland£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bridgend£510
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Brighton£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bristol£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Broadland£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Broxtowe£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Bury£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Caerphilly£522
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Calderdale£465
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Cambridge£582
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Canterbury£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Cardiff£519
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Carmarthenshire£372
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Charnwood£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Chelmsford£531
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Cheltenham£558
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Cherwell£630
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Chester£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Colchester£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Conway£408
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Coventry£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Crewe & Nantwich£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Dacorum£597
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Derby£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Doncaster£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Dover£474
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Dudley£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Dundee£384
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Ayrshire£507
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Devon£477
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Dunbartonshire£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Hampshire£531
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Hertfordshire£579
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Lindsey£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near East Riding£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Eastleigh£531
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Edinburgh£552
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Elmbridge£603
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Epping Forest£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Erewash£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Exeter£522
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Falkirk£471
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Fife£546
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Flintshire£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Gateshead£486
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Gedling£507
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Glasgow£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Gloucester£552
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Guildford£591
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Gwynedd£510
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Halton£453
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Harrogate£474
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Havant & Waterloo£507
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Highland£480
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Horsham£546
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Huntingdonshire£687
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Ipswich£453
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Isle of Wight£513
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Kingston-upon-Hull£561
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Kirklees£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Knowsley£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Lancaster£468
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Leeds£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Leicester£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Lisburn£429
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Liverpool£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near London£594
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Luton£588
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Macclesfield£528
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Maidstone£528
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Manchester£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Mid Bedfordshire£615
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Mid Sussex£555
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Middlesbrough£516
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Milton Keynes£636
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Neath Port Talbot£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near New Forest£510
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Newbury£567
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Newcastle-under-Lyme£474
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£486
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Newport£510
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Ayrshire£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North East Lincolnshire£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Hertfordshire£585
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Lanarkshire£465
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Lincolnshire£528
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Somerset£534
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Tyneside£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near North Wiltshire£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Northampton£663
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Norwich£468
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Nottingham£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Nuneaton & Bedworth£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Oldham£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Oxford£639
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Perth & Kinross£948
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Peterborough£699
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Plymouth£546
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Poole£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Portsmouth£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Powys£360
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Preston£441
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Reading£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Redcar & Cleveland£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Reigate & Banstead£588
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Renfrewshire£528
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Rochdale£486
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Rotherham£453
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Salford£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Salisbury£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Sandwell£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Scarborough£510
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Scottish Borders£480
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Sefton£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Sevenoaks£564
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Sheffield£447
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Slough£597
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Solihull£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Ayrshire£519
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Bedfordshire£657
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Cambridgeshire£573
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Gloucestershire£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Kesteven£474
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Lanarkshire£471
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Oxfordshire£630
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Somerset£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near South Tyneside£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Southampton£528
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Southend-on-Sea£525
Painting garage walls, floor and door near St Albans£585
Painting garage walls, floor and door near St Helens£462
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stafford£513
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stockport£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stockton-on-Tees£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stoke-on-Trent£480
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stratford-on-Avon£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Stroud£555
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Suffolk Coastal£447
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Sunderland£477
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Swale£525
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Swansea£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Tameside£495
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Teignbridge£504
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Tendring£468
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Test Valley£537
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Thamesdown£498
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Thanet£456
Painting garage walls, floor and door near The Wrekin£462
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Thurrock£561
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Torbay£516
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Trafford£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Vale of Glamorgan£540
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Vale of White Horse£576
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Vale Royal£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wakefield£474
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Walsall£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Warrington£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Warwick£483
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Waveney£465
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Waverley£600
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wealden£555
Painting garage walls, floor and door near West Lancashire£456
Painting garage walls, floor and door near West Lothian£522
Painting garage walls, floor and door near West Wiltshire£492
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wigan£465
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Windsor & Maidenhead£603
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wirral£450
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wokingham£609
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wolverhampton£489
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wrexham Maelor£459
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wychavon£477
Painting garage walls, floor and door near Wycombe£627
Painting garage walls, floor and door near York£480