TikTok star Tonester Paints found viral success sharing paint mixing videos. He has over 1.4 million followers and over 24 million likes on TikTok and was enjoying his success until it cost him his job.
Fans want to know what happened and what Tonester Paints is doing now. Find out what happened and what he’s doing now…
Who is Tonester Paints?
Tonester Paints, or Tony Piloseno, is a local artist based in Athens, Ohio and makes paint mixing content for TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. He used to work at a paint store and made social media videos in his free time, however, he is now self-employed.
He has 28k followers on Instagram and creates paint colours such as coffee brown, glitter paint and tropical teal, all from scratch.
Why did he get fired?
Tony revealed why he was fired via a TikTok video, explaining: “Last year I started making paint videos at the store to show people how satisfying paint mixing can be, and I really enjoyed doing it.
“I noticed the videos were doing well and people seemed to be enjoying them on TikTok. I developed a presentation for the marketing team to show them how TikTok can be beneficial to the company’s brand. The VP of marketing told me he didn’t even want to see the presentation I had made for him.
“I then started buying my own paint and continued making the videos. A few months later, I was fired for gross misconduct because people were calling customer services and asking if they could put blueberries inside of paint.
“I was pretty bummed out at first, but with the support of my friends and family, I continue to do what I love. My friends were even nice enough to let me use their basement as a studio to continue filming my videos. It’s been a struggle, but I’ve been continuing to make content and develop my own brand.”
He has set up a gofundme page called ‘Support Tonester Paints on TikTok’ and has so far raised over $2,000.