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