Cost to Paint an Entry Door

Updated: January 2016

Entry Door Painting Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Door Painting Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Exterior enamel paint. Latex based, paint and primer in one. Eggshell and semi-gloss finish options. For wood, vinyl, masonry, stucco, brick. Mildew resistant. 15 yr warranty.FALSE
1 painting$6.36$6.98
Door Painting Labor
Labor estimate to paint entry door. Prep up to 3 hr per 100LF - scrape, sand and patch defects. Caulk edge spot prime. Roll / brush 2 coats of paint. Replace hardware. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.2 hours$67.32$160.05
Door Painting Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to paint entry door including: masking tape and paper, surface repair and preparation material, primers, and cleanup supplies.
1 Painting$25.00$40.00

Totals - Cost to Paint Entry Door - 1 Painting $98.68$207.03
Average Cost Per Painting  $98.68$207.03

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Paint an Entry Door! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Entry Door Painting project. This estimate is for repainting both sides of a raised panel door in good condition: patch and smooth holes and minor damage, clean and spot prime, roll/brush two coats of paint. Time for carefully masking or removing/reinstalling hardware not to be painted is also included. For a basic 1 painting project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Paint an Entry Door ranges between $98.68 - $207.03 per painting.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "doors" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Paint an Entry Door - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Entry Door Painting, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Entry Door Painting jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Entry Door Painting. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Paint an Entry Door - References

Entry Door Painting - Average Cost Per Painting

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Entry Door Painting: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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