Why do painters wear white?

In our search for the answer to the question “Why do painters wear white?” we found some interesting answers. Here are a few of the many reasons…

  • Painters wearing white is a bit of a warning to everyone else.  If you see a painter, you tend not to touch anything.
  • It looks more professional when painters arrive to a job wearing white paints or overalls, as opposed to everyone wearing a different color.
  • Most colors used when painting are light colors.  The light colors will blend in with the white paints or overalls.
  • White is a symbol of cleanliness.  It leaves the impression the painter is going to do a nice, neat and tidy job without getting paint all over himself and everything else.
  • People are naturally attracted to white, so white painter’s pants will attract customers.
  • Painters wear white because houses used to be painted white.  Painters choose to wear white so they would look neat all of the time and would not have to worry about white spots on their clothing.
  • In the 17th and 18th centuries, painters made their pants from the white canvas sails of ships.
  • Painters wear white because people do not want dirty people coming in their houses tracking dirt everywhere.  If someone shows up wearing white, the customer can tell if they are clan or dirty.
  • The most common color painters deal with is white and they use other white stuff like plaster and spackle.  They wear white clothes so the splotches do not show.

These are just a few of the reasons that painters wear white!!