What is MissionMakeover: Painting With Purpose?

As a comprehensive strategy to tackle repair and painting needs, MissionMakeover enables NYCHA to improve the quality of life for residents by addressing outstanding repairs to walls and surfaces that will receive a fresh coat of new, more sustainable paint.

As part of NextGeneration NYCHA, the Authority’s 10 year strategic plan to become a more modern and effective landlord, NYCHA has launched MissionMakeover: Painting With Purpose. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative to paint NYCHA apartments with new, bright water-based (commonly referred to as latex paint). The Authority intends to transition all paint used inside apartments from oil-based paint to water-based paint. As part of this initiative, NYCHA must make necessary repairs to all surfaces—including plumbing (which may lead to mold conditions) plasterwork and carpentry, prior to entirely painting all surfaces. Residents will be notified as their building and apartment are scheduled for MissionMakeover work. 

MissionMakeover is underway at two sites: LaGuardia (including LaGuardia Addition and Two Bridges) and Wyckoff Gardens (including 572 Warren Street and Atlantic Terminal.) These locations were selected because of new roof work, and leak, plaster and/or paint work order volume.

Becoming a Modern Landlord: Water-based Paint

While oil-based paint has been used across the country for years, advances in water-based paint has made it an increasingly attractive alternative to oil-based paint. There are often complaints that oil-based paint is smellier, is harder to clean up (requires paint thinner) and cracks with age. Water-based or latex paint cleans up with soap and water, is less odorous and dries faster.

Personalized Color Selection

Every apartment will receive repairs to surfaces so NYCHA can provide a fresh coat of paint to every wall and ceiling in every room, in every building. Residents will be able to make a selection from the following:

 

CREAM

Bedrooms
Living Rooms
Bathrooms
Kitchens
Halls
Closets

BLUE

Bedrooms
Living Rooms
Bathrooms
Kitchens
Halls
Closets

YELLOW

Bathrooms
Kitchens

GREEN

Bedrooms
Living Rooms
Halls
Closets


BEIGE

Kitchen Cabinets
(Needing Paint)

BROWN

Window Trim
Baseboards