Average Labour Cost/Price to Paint Windows

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

How Much Does it Cost To Paint Windows?

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Job 1
To do a proper job as outlined in our exterior painting article, on a 1930’s ground floor semicircular bay window. That’s full burning off, sorting out any rot then 4 coats. In reality, this will mean doing the inside as well but we’ll forget that here!
This will take 1 man 2 days…….£300, materials……..£50,

Job 2
To do a cheap and cheerful job on the same window. 1 day and £25 materials……..£175.00

Job 3
Actually, no one paints just one window. The next progression should be all the windows on the semi but no one paints just the windows without the doors, ironwork, fascias etc. So, for quotes on painting the whole house externally (not the walls), go and have a look at exterior painting.

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on Painting Windows

Ironically, this article is being written by a builder who, as he became older (notice here the absence of “and wiser”), would rather hit his fingers with a hammer than let them pick up a paint brush. Actually I was going to adapt a joke about a bacon slicer instead of the hammer bit but I know our editor (who’s wife did used to work in a butcher's as it goes), would just throw it out on the spurious basis that it might amuse someone!

Any advice I could roll out would have to be dragged up from the fetid mush that masquerades as my memory anyway and even then it would be done grudgingly. BUT as is so often the case, a mate has come to my rescue. He obviously didn’t need a life, so he became a painter and has allowed us to utilise his standard painting quotation. It’s full of detail and info. on
exterior painting and I’ve got to admit, it’s very good - I’d let him paint my wagon any day.

One thing I’ve just thought of, windows tend to open, so they should be painted open. If not, the paint will either seal them shut or will be ripped off when they do open. This is a potential problem. Where, (particularly if he’s “burning off”), does the painter stop? If he paints the 4 edges, does he carry on and do the inside as well? If he does
that, what about the skirting boards and doors?

That’s a problem you will have to address with your painter, not me!

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