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Why do painters wear white?

Anyone know.. What is the point, this isnt the 8Oz.. LOL


Asked by HottMamaRossx2 at 1:22 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • Who knew there was a real answer to that question!! LOL !!

    Answer by sweetheartpink at 2:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • hahaha good question!! i never even thought about it!

    Answer by 4lyfe56 at 1:24 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Why not?

    Answer by SandraB383 at 1:28 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • I used to paint homes professionally and I never wore white, I'm not sure why some wear it. I guess it's a preference. It seems the people who do wear white work for a company who asks them too and the ones who don't are private contractors.

    Answer by happyathomemum at 1:32 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Because the white coveralls are more affordable to buy than the colored ones. The coveralls they wear are thick like a mechanics so that the paint will not bleed through to their clothing.
    When painting, it really doesn't matter what color they wear because they do not deal with their customers while wearing the coveralls, and no matter what color paint they use it will still show on any color coveralls, so they keep it economical.
    Mechanics, on the other hand, deal with their customers while working (in between jobs) so they are still in their coveralls. They wear the dark blue to try to hide the fact that they are covered in dirt and oil, even though you can smell it on them.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 1:40 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • painters wearing white... that is splattered with various paints...look like hard workers!! Never trust a clean painter!! IMO , anyway!

    Answer by sweetheartpink at 1:42 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Traditionally, most paint used by house painters was some shade of white. The wearing of white is simply because it does not contrast and show up the paint drops and splatters that are part of the days work. Blue Jean painters look pretty sloppy after a few days of painting, and less likely to be hired.

    Found this online :)

    Answer by spunkymomof3 at 1:46 PM on Mar. 24, 2009