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The Best Painters Trousers

Having a good pair of work trousers can make all the difference to your comfort level while working. But picking the right pair can be a bit of a minefield.

That’s why we have created this handy guide to help you find the best painters trousers currently on the market.

My Top Pick

These white painters trousers from Dickies are my top choice. Dickies make good pants and these ones being available in the classic painters white is a real bonus for those traditionalists out there.

My Top Pick!
Dickies Mens Regular Duotone Trouser with Knee Pad Pockets
£39.95
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They also come with knee pad pockets. If you’ve never used pants with knee pads before then you don’t know what you are missing.

I could never go back to regular pants now after having ones with built-in knee pads. Trust me, your knees will thank you.

These also come with a variety of pockets, useful for all sorts of different things and they also have a dedicated mobile phone pocket. This can come in handy and make sure you don’t leave your phone behind on site.

If White Isn’t Important

If you are one of the growing trend of modern painters and decorators who don’t play by anyone rules and wear whatever trousers you want then these are my pick for you.

Very High Quality
Scruffs Trade Flex Trouser Black
£37.01
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These are real top tier pants. If you aren’t bothered about spending a little extra cash on your work gear then these Scruffs trousers come highly reccomended.

Durable twill cotton work trousers with built-in stretch for comfort and flexibility.

Abrasion-resistant, top-loading Cordura® knee pockets for enhanced durability. Features holster, cargo, rule, mobile phone, and secure, zipped pockets. Hammer loop, tool loops and D ring for tool and accessory storage.

Why White?

Decorators usually wear white, it is almost expected. however, the reasons are more traditional than anything else at this point.

Houses are often painted white, therefore if you are wearing white the paint won’t show on your uniform as badly. That is the main reason decorators whites became a thing.

They are now seen as the traditional decorator gear and some companies insist on their decorators wearing white. It is almost seen as a uniform now.

However, more and more decorators are turning away from wearing white. To start with, unless you work exclusively on new builds you will likely be painting using lots of different colours.

This removes the main advantage of wearing whites. Then on top of this, you can get a much wider selection of work trousers when you aren’t exclusively tied to wearing whites.