Paint is an item, appearing in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk that allows the player to change their roof color on their House. The colors change on a daily basis. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, paint does not appear, instead different roof colors and designs are sold in Nook's Homes.
After paying off their mortgage, Tom Nook will ask what color the player want their roof to be. After buying a can of paint it takes one day for the roof color to change. Players can only buy paint in their town, Tom Nook will not sell to those from another town.
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk paint is obtained the same way as in Animal Crossing: Wild World. It is sold at Nook 'n' Go, Nookway and Nookington's for 980 Bells and roof color can be altered when the player pays their mortgage.