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Old 05-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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We were just debating at the office why painters wear white so I figured I would ask someone who might know. Just curious if anyone knows the real reason why painters always wear white.
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We were just debating at the office why painters wear white so I figured I would ask someone who might know. Just curious if anyone knows the real reason why painters always wear white.
Probably for same reason why brides were wearing white, because in the old days, it was the most popular color for kitchen appliances... same as the paint, in the old days was all white, so not to look dirty, they all wore white and with the paint on it they looked clean...today they look like rainbows with all the funky colors out there and I mean that in a good way... no offense

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White clothes are slimming....
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Because all the painters I know are as pure as the driven snow.
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Because all the painters I know are as pure as the driven snow.
Really? I thought it was because white was all that was available in work release.

The white paint angle sounds logical. I always thought maybe it had something to do with reflecting heat.
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White clothes are slimming....
Are you implying all painters are fat?
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Really? I thought it was because white was all that was available in work release.

The white paint angle sounds logical. I always thought maybe it had something to do with reflecting heat.


It's probably so you can tell which ones are rookies. The experienced ones have less paint on them. I dunno, just a guess.
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It's probably so you can tell which ones are rookies. The experienced ones have less paint on them. I dunno, just a guess.
I like that, although I'm only almost 25 most people look at me like I have no clue what I'm doing.. Only if they knew I've been painting since I was 12 and the learning curve when you're younger makes you more apt to picking things up fast. I always get smart a$$ comments about my paint shorts like "do you ever get any paint on the wall?" I say, man never heard that one before. In reality you should be worried if your painter doesn't have any paint on his clothes, he's too worried about being pretty and not getting the job done!
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B.t.w... I DON'T wear white.. I'm starting a rebellion!
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I like that, although I'm only almost 25 most people look at me like I have no clue what I'm doing.. Only if they knew I've been painting since I was 12 and the learning curve when you're younger makes you more apt to picking things up fast. I always get smart a$$ comments about my paint shorts like "do you ever get any paint on the wall?" I say, man never heard that one before. In reality you should be worried if your painter doesn't have any paint on his clothes, he's too worried about being pretty and not getting the job done!
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I think it was because white was the only color of paint that was available back in the day. So, your clothes would appear to be clean even though they had paint all over them.

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Are you implying all painters are fat?
I can't say....wearing white, they always look slim.
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I think it was because white was the only color of paint that was available back in the day. So, your clothes would appear to be clean even though they had paint all over them.

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That and white is still the primary color. Use more white than any other color.
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I love the guys I see in the paint store with their whites who somehow have put more paint on themselves than on anything they have painted in the last month..
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That and white is still the primary color. Use more white than any other color.
The only time I've used white paint in the last 10 years is on ceilings and trim.

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I buy all my clothes from Value Village, a used clothing store, pants are 8 and long sleeves are 5bucks If I can find an amusing t shirt it's always good for conversation. Painter pants are 23 bucks and only to get dirty,too silly ,I go for a nice off white griege ,hides the dirt and the paint. I never carry a rag, it is either the pants or the arm sleeve. I figure the guys that go out to buy whites are mostly just embarrased to be seen as painters. I might wear whites for wallpaper though, since rolls go for like fifty bucks a single ,,can't get that dirty.
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A bit off topic, but i thought i would chime in. There was someone on craigslist looking for a painter. He put wear your whites. At the end of the day if there is any paint on you, im guessing the color of choice wasnt white, you dont get paid. Im like let me close that window out.
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I read in painter and decorators magazine several year ago that white was cheep long ago. Painter aren't the only ones to wear white- bakers, plasters, doctors, nurses ,insane asylums staff, dentist, Artus, chefs all wear white.
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I read in painter and decorators magazine several year ago that white was cheep long ago. Painter aren't the only ones to wear white- bakers, plasters, doctors, nurses ,insane asylums staff, dentist, Artus, chefs all wear white.
The good guy's wear white.

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