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Old 01-05-2014, 09:11 PM   #41
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We have a lot of clients who have clear expectations that professional painters wear whites. If that's what gets me in the door so it's just me and my golden voice, I'll wear the whites.

Locally, our company's trademark seems to be clean whites....
I need to call BS on this one. Have you actually asked your clients if they give a crap what color pants your painters are wearing or is this just an assumption you are making? Really, I am quite sure it's the painters that are so aligned with this whole real painters need to wear whites philosophy. It's completely possible to look like a professional painter without wearing white pants. The painter/carpenter pants come in many colors. I know when I started my business I immediately swore to never wear white pants again as this was my method to differentiate myself from the average white pant wearing painter who a lot of people think spends most of his off hours at the pub. My goal was to look like anything but a painter. It blows my mind that there are pro painters out there that actually think the success of your business has anything to do with the color of your clothes.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:15 PM   #42
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Needs caulk!

IDK that's a pretty big crack... Backer rod first?
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I need to call BS on this one. Have you actually asked your clients if they give a crap what color pants your painters are wearing or is this just an assumption you are making? Really, I am quite sure it's the painters that are so aligned with this whole real painters need to wear whites philosophy. It's completely possible to look like a professional painter without wearing white pants. The painter/carpenter pants come in many colors. I know when I started my business I immediately swore to never wear white pants again as this was my method to differentiate myself from the average white pant wearing painter who a lot of people think spends most of his off hours at the pub. My goal was to look like anything but a painter. It blows my mind that there are pro painters out there that actually think the success of your business has anything to do with the color of your clothes.
You really feel that is the public's perception?
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #44
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I like Miller's t-shirts. Much heavier weight than SW's. Although the lighter ones are pretty nice in the summer.

Miller shirts may also have some cool artwork on the back.
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I need to call BS on this one. Have you actually asked your clients if they give a crap what color pants your painters are wearing or is this just an assumption you are making? Really, I am quite sure it's the painters that are so aligned with this whole real painters need to wear whites philosophy. It's completely possible to look like a professional painter without wearing white pants. The painter/carpenter pants come in many colors. I know when I started my business I immediately swore to never wear white pants again as this was my method to differentiate myself from the average white pant wearing painter who a lot of people think spends most of his off hours at the pub. My goal was to look like anything but a painter. It blows my mind that there are pro painters out there that actually think the success of your business has anything to do with the color of your clothes.
See if you can spot a pro painter here. I am having difficulty?
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I think a picture says a thousand words. Whites for the win! (Clothes that is)
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In the "pro" pics, I don't see any drop clothes. Bunch of hacks.
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I need to call BS on this one. Have you actually asked your clients if they give a crap what color pants your painters are wearing or is this just an assumption you are making?

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We don't have to ask, they tell us, often.
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Haven't posted in a long while because I'm an old fart but here we go.

In my experience with wearing whites is that the majority of paint IMO that is used is mostly in the white to pastel tones. Now when I paint I don't hang a rag in my pocket to wipe off on I just use my pants (especially when using white material). Don't have time to worry about looking for something to be neat... have to move to make money. So by the end of the day the whites still look clean. If I had blue jeans on I'd constantly be worried about "damn just got another spot of white on them..... damn!! Let me see if I can get that out.

"Have to move fast to make money!!" No time to worry about that.

Chimney sweepers don't wear white do they?

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Next thing ya know the UPS driver will be wearing a Grateful Dead T-shirt.....

White pants- no shorts.
White shirt- tucked in.
Black belt.
Ball cap/bee swatter.
Sturdy shoes.
In pockets- 1 clean rag, 1 paper towel, multi-tip screw driver, pencil & paper, razor knife, window scraper, assorted sand paper.
Note- no smell phone. Check it during your breaks.
I'll buy you 3 sets to start and 2 more every 6 months.
Don't come to work in dirty clothes unless you want the rest of the week off (perhaps for a trip to Colorado.......).
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so why do sheet rockers wear whites too? All the guys I see who hang the rock on the walls wear whites more then most painters I know.
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That is strange. I have never seen a hanging or finishing crew wear white ever. Bunch of loose canons if you ask me.
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We don't have to ask, they tell us, often.
Oh really? You mean as soon as you walk in the door, your customers exclaim something like,

"Oh, thank God these painters are wearing whites! Now we can all relax in knowing that these painters are the real deal."

Come on man....
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That is strange. I have never seen a hanging or finishing crew wear white ever. Bunch of loose canons if you ask me.
Must be a regional thing.....
Maybe they're trying to look like painters.
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Rags are just as important than any tool because they can be used instead of your clothing so that you can maintain a neat appearance. Untill your client gets to know you, you will be judged by that appearance and if you look like a slob you will be treated like one. If you can wear colors every day and have very little paint on you, it speaks volumes about your neatness.
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white overalls represent a professional house painter. Wearing jeans is showing you are an amateur. If one of my workers turned up to a job without clean white overalls, I would send him home without pay.

I have the right to present by business in a professional manor with an acceptable dress code,
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white overalls represent a professional house painter. Wearing jeans is showing you are an amateur. If one of my workers turned up to a job without clean white overalls, I would send him home without pay.

I have the right to present by business in a professional manor with an acceptable dress code,
Oh, so now we need to wear overalls too? Do they even sell those anymore?
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Rags are just as important than any tool because they can be used instead of your clothing so that you can maintain a neat appearance. Untill your client gets to know you, you will be judged by that appearance and if you look like a slob you will be treated like one. If you can wear colors every day and have very little paint on you, it speaks volumes about your neatness.
Ayuh. Those rags are mighty helpful in that regard.

I need to remember to call Omar The Tent Maker and order some new coveralls.......
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