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Painting an outside wall that is attached to a outside common block wall.

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? California
My neighbor built a wall on his property that is joined it's entire length to an existing common wall between our properties. It is a straight wall. He wanted the common wall higher,but was impatient and didn't wait for us to work out the agreement to add block to the existing common wall. So he built an adjoining wall (with city permits) that is about 2.5 feet higher than the existing common wall. There are no gaps between the walls at all. The opening on top between the two walls has been covered with cement.

Our side of the existing common wall is painted.

Can we paint the two rows of block on our side on the new wall that stick up over the existing common wall?


Senior Member
If I understand this correctly, there are now two walls side by side so you effectively have a real thick wall, correct?

If this is the case and the part above the common wall is not a common wall and is owned by the neighbor, no, you cannot paint the neighbors wall without his permission.

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