We intend to stain our fence - and the color we chose is a transparent wood-tone - but a shade or two darker than the original color. Our backyard is fully fenced, and one side of the fencing is a division fence between our property and our neighbor's property. We did not install the division fence, our neighbor did. We did the other three sides and connected it to that run. Question is - when we stain, are we allowed (by HOA rules) to stain the side of the division fence facing our property? If we don't, than our fencing will be dark on three sides and light on one side. I see the state code http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+coh+55-319+701588 which speaks to the repair of the fence, but not to the staining. The state code Va. Code Ann. §55-317 states that we would be "co-owners" of the division/boundary fence. I know - just ask the neighbor - but they are "sensitive" people and suffice to say there are "issues". So - I would like to know what the HOA regulations might be before proceeding. I couldn't find this situation addressed in the HOA regs but I might have missed it. assistance in this would be appreciated - especially if anyone can send a link or reference to the applicable HOA regulation.