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If you own 1/2 of the fence and if you've paid 1/2 the costs, you should have the right to maintain or paint your side. But, your best option is to speak with your neighbor first and reach an agreement about what you do to your side of the fence to avoid any issues, confusion or discourse between you and your neighbor.
It's much easier to reach a deal with your neighbor -- and get it in writing, even if it is a text or email -- and then go ahead with your project.
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