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Dear PoPville – Painting Shared Wall Behind Row House

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm 22 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user W_Bram

“Dear PoPville,

We’re painting the back of our row house, which juts in, leaving a narrow area between us and our neighbor’s house. The wall that we share thus extends the depth of that nook, and we’d like to paint that wall the same color as our exterior walls, but I guess that’s technically our neighbor’s wall (not exactly clear). Can we do this without asking our neighbor? To answer a few possible questions: it’s stucco, not original brick; there are no windows on the shared wall; our neighbor in fact cannot, and would not, ever see the shared wall, as our yards are separated by a fence.

Has anyone ever done this before? One comment on this old post mentioned that someone even did it in the FRONT of a house!”

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