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Old 01-20-2010, 03:42 AM   #1
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I see on here a difference in opinion on whites.I read one post that stated painters are only trade to were uniform.I believe the reason for that is white attracts less heat.So when working outside in summer we stay cooler.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:55 AM   #2
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Back in the day...... It was easier to match paint, off your pants.
They matched paint in field.... between shots of Jack Danials


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I always thought whites where for new construction because you are always painting white and does not show as much. We wear tan pants and white shirts with company name on it. To me it looks more professional.
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After you get use to wearing whites, thats all you want to wear. The main thing is not to wipe your hands on them, and wear clean ones.
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In Croatia, I have not seen any real painter who does not wear a white uniform. It is simply tradition.
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In Croatia, I have not seen any real painter who does not wear a white uniform. It is simply tradition.

You still in peace time over there ?
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Painters wear white because white is the most common color and we look "cleaner" longer. That and all the sanding we do, you figure it out! LOL

- Bakers wear white, think flour.
-Chimney sweeps were black, think soot.
-Mechanics wear dark navy, think grease.
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Doctors wear white. Think blood
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Doctors wear white. Think blood

Doctors WANT to know if they are not clean, thats why they wear white.
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I was told by my grandfather that in he's day they washed overalls and pants in lye to clean them..so whites were allways bleached out white
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Plasterers always wore white, with no cuffs or front pockets.

And since we all know that painters are always plastered, it only makes sense.



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Jeans in the winter, shorts of any style in summer with white shirt.
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Take pride in your appearance.

White or off white's only.
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White or off white's only.
Everyone of your guys that I have seen was wearing jeans and the red neps hoodie.



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White or off white's only.
Timhag is very proud of what he wears morning, noon and night!
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Timhag needs to get back into the webinar on epa lead laws hosted by Chris Wright at RC before he loses his seat.
Timhag doesn't need that sh*t,timhag does fine the way he is doing things.
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Most HO's expect painters to wear white. The way I look at it, If I wear whites, thats one less obstacle for me to overcome. Remember, Half the battle it perceived quality.
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There was a thread last night about homeowners not wanting the neighbors to know there was work going on. This morning I put out a mandate, via mass text message to all employees, that no one was to set foot on a job unless they were wearing camo. All you guys can wear whites. We will differentiate. And be stealthy.



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