Wears white painter's pants and a white shirt to work.
Usually travels in a white cargo van with ladders mounted on a rack on top of the van.
There are 3 levels of painter:
House painter, Commercial painter, Industrial painter.
House painter is the most common, usually an independant contractor working with a small crew.
Commercial painters generally work for a large construction company where paint is applied by sprayers with a large crew.
Industrial painters work with specialized coatings on large metal
tanks, ships & bridges.
In many parts of the country commercial and industrial painters are members of a trade union. House painters generally are not.