NAICS Code 238320

NAICS 238320

NAICS Code 238320 – Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Definition of NAICS Code 238320: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in interior or exterior painting or interior wall covering. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 238320

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Bridge painting
  • Paperhanging or removal contractors
  • House painting
  • Ship painting contractors
  • Paint and wallpaper stripping
  • Wallpaper hanging and removal contractors

Cross Reference Guide for Code 238320

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Painting lines on highways, streets, and parking lots–are classified in Industry NAICS 237310, Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction;
  • Roof painting–are classified in Industry NAICS 238160, Roofing Contractors; and
  • Installing wood paneling–are classified in Industry NAICS 238350, Finish Carpentry Contractors.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 238320

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Bridge painting
  • Electrostatic painting, on site, contractors
  • Engineering structure (e.g., oil storage tank, water tower) painting
  • House painting
  • Paint and wallpaper stripping
  • Painting (except roof) contractors
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Paperhanging and removal contractors
  • Paperhanging or removal contractors
  • Rustproofing (except automotive)
  • Ship painting contractors
  • Wall covering or removal contractors
  • Wallpaper hanging and removal contractors
  • Wallpaper stripping
  • Whitewashing contractors
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 238320

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 5037, 5474, 9501, 9505, 5491, 6874, 6884NAICS 238320
  • CA WC: 5040, 5474, 9501, 5474
  • DE WC: 655, 665, 667, 6872
  • PA WC: 655, 665, 667, 6872
  • MI WC: 5038, 5476, 9501, 5476, 6874
  • NJ WC: 5038, 5475, 5474, 5475, 9501, 5491, 6874
  • NY WC: 5037, 5474, 9501, 9505, 5491, 6874, 6884
  • WY WC: 238320
  • GL: 98303, 98304, 98305, 98306, 98307, 98308, 98344,
  • SIC: 1721

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 238320 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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