We asked our team of painters in Melbourne “what is the number one question you get asked by our customers?” Their answer “Why do painters wear white?”

The truth is, no one really knows the exact answer to that question, there are several theories about the origin of the painters white uniform.

In the 20th century, organized labour unions started to use specific clothing to differentiate themselves from non-union workers. The white was a symbol of cleanliness, professionalism and solidarity to the union. In the past, it was common to see a black tie combined to the outfit.

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