It is the belief of the Fairfield City Council that some Fairfield residents may not be painting their homes, because they believe that not painting their houses may keep their property taxes low. This however is not the case, if you paint your home you will not increase your property taxes. Painting your home is considered general maintenance. You may in fact increase your property value, painting the interior costs on average $967, and offers a $2,001 increase in value. Painting the exterior cost $1,406 and results in a $2,176 increase in value.