Cost to Refinish a Front Door

Updated: January 2017

Front Door Refinishing Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Front Door Refinishing Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to refinish front door with favorable site conditions. Remove existing finish. Repair minor defects. Apply new finish. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 refinishing$0.00$0.00
Front Door Refinishing Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to refinish front door including: masking tape and paper, surface repair material, solvents and cleanup supplies.
1 refinishing$0.00$0.00
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
Totals - Cost To Refinish Front Door   
Average Cost per Refinishing  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Refinish a Front Door! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Front Door Refinishing project. For a basic 1 refinishing project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Refinish a Front Door ranges between $171 - $373 per refinishing.

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Cost to Refinish a Front Door - 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 Front Door Refinishing, 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 Front Door Refinishing 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 Front Door Refinishing. 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 Refinish a Front Door - References

Front Door Refinishing - Average Cost Per Refinishing

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 Front Door Refinishing costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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