Cost to Paint a Metal Roof

Updated: June 2016

Metal Roof Painting Cost CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
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Metal Roof Painting Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Exterior paint. Latex based, paint and primer in one. Flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finish options. For wood, vinyl, masonry, stucco, brick. Mildew resistant. 15 yr warranty. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
134 square feet$38.33$52.64
Metal Roof Painting Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to paint metal roof. Prep up to 2 hr per 350SF - remove loose paint, spot prime and caulk edges, gaps. Roll / brush 2 coats of paint. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
3.2 hours$98.99$287.65
Metal Roof Painting Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to paint metal roof including: masking tape and paper, surface repair material, solvents and cleanup supplies.
125 Square Feet$25.00$40.00

Totals - Cost to Paint Metal Roof - 125 Square Feet $162.32$380.29
Average Cost Per Square Foot  $1.30$3.04

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Paint a Metal Roof! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Metal Roof Painting project. This estimate includes work to: neatly patch holes and minor damage, mask/protect adjacent surfaces not to be painted, clean, etch and thoroughly prime existing surface, roll/brush two coats of paint. For a basic 125 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Paint a Metal Roof ranges between $1.30 - $3.04 per square foot* .

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 "square feet" required for the project.

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


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Paint a Metal Roof - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments 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 Metal Roof 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 Metal Roof 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 Metal Roof 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 a Metal Roof - References

Metal Roof Painting - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Metal Roof Painting costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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