Cost to Spray Paint a Garage
Compare the cost to spray paint a garage by doing it yourself with the cost of hiring a painting contractor and learn how to plan the job and what steps are involved. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to change even the most ordinary garage. To make short work of the job, consider spraying on the paint instead of brushing or rolling it. The open expanse of wood siding on a one-story garage is the perfect target for a paint sprayer because there's little masking needed, often the most time-consuming phase of the job.
Finding a paint contractor for such a small job may be difficult. If you're successful, they'll charge almost $307 to spray paint a typical one-story, two-car garage, but you can do the job for $100, the cost of the paint and primer and renting an airless sprayer. You'll also need a paintbrush, wide masking tape, drop cloths, hand scraper, sandpaper, garden hose and ladder.
The project involves preparing the siding, which can be as simple as giving it a quick spray from a garden hose, to scraping and sanding any chipped or damaged surfaces. Lay down drop cloths to protect any shrubbery or plantings around the garage from scraped off paint chips. Protect any trim with wide masking tape, then prime any bare wood or repaired areas. Sand the areas so they're smooth and you're ready to paint.
When you're at the rental center, ask for directions to operate the sprayer, especially the adjustable nozzle. For advice about spray painting go to www.wagnerspraytech.com.
National Average Cost
Spray Paint a Garage
- DIY 44%
- PRO 56%