A mum was left furious after her neighbour took on some DIY work in the garden and ended up leaving her with a ‘ridiculous’-looking garden fence.
The working mum took to Mumsnet to ask for advice after noticing the impact the neighbour‘s actions had on her side of the fence, which nicely framed the back of her garden.
In a post on the site, the mum explained that the neighbour with who they shared the fence had decided to paint it on their side, only the paint didn’t quite stay where intended.
Instead, it seeped through to the mum’s side of the fence, leaving her staring at a wooden divider covered with patches of black paint.
“As you can see, it looks ridiculous!,” the woman wrote alongside a picture of the fence, explaining that it appeared to have ‘seeped through the wood, as it’s come through at strange places with no gaps’.
“This affects about 50 foot, but we have about 150 foot more of the same fence around other parts of our garden. It’s a very open garden so I think we’ll need to paint the whole lot,” she said.
The mum said she ‘could cry’ at the situation, adding: “We’re busy working parents with young children so could really do without this. Do you think [the] neighbour should offer to compensate us? Will be speaking to them tomorrow…”
Users were quick to sympathise with the mum after she shared her story, with many offering their advice for the best ways she could deal with the matter.
One user recommended trying to pressure-wash the paint off on her