Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Painting and Wall Covering Contractors - 23832


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in painting, paperhanging and decorating in buildings and painting heavy (engineering) structures. Paint or paper stripping, including sandblasting when it is an incidental part of surface preparation by paint and wall covering contractors, is included in this industry.

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    The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.

    Example Activities:
    Bridge painting
    House painting
    Rustproofing (except automotive)
    Sand blasting and painting (non-masonry surfaces)
    Wall covering or removal contractors


    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    painting lines on highways, streets, and parking lots (see 237310 Highway, street and bridge construction)
    roof painting (see 238160 Roofing contractors)
    installing wood panelling (see 238350 Finish carpentry contractors)
    sandblasting building exteriors (see 238990 All other specialty trade contractors)

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