Painting scheduled for 2020

The Board has been working on plans to re-paint the complex for several months.  After receiving and reviewing several bids, the Board has selected Flanders Painting for the project.  The project is scheduled to begin on January 6, 2020 and will take approximately 9 weeks (weather permitting) to complete.  If the schedule changes for any reason, a revised schedule will be circulated.  Flanders will be painting the exterior of the entire complex including back and front patios, exterior walls, exterior doors, garage doors and all gates and iron railings.  The colors for the complex will remain unchanged.  

When will my unit be painted?
The project is planned to begin in the Caliente cul-de-sac and move systematically around the complex completing two (2) buildings per week.  The painting schedule by unit number is below.  Once you have identified your unit number, the two dates that are important to you are (1) the date to be ready for painting and (2) the date that doors will be painted. 

WeekWhen do I need to be ready?Units to be PaintedDoors Painting
Jan 6 – 10Sunday Jan 5Caliente 2073 thru 2087Friday Jan 10
Jan 13 – 17Sunday Jan 12Caliente 2069 thru 2099Friday Jan 17
Jan 20 – 24Sunday Jan 19Caliente 2015 thru 2065Friday Jan 24
Jan 27 – 31Sunday Jan 26La Verne 1203 thru 1267Friday Jan 31
Feb 3 – 7Sunday Feb 2La Verne 1159 thru 1193Friday Feb 7
Feb 10 – 14Sunday Feb 9La Verne 1143 thru 1157Friday Feb 14
Feb 17 – 21Sunday Feb 16La Verne 1121 thru 1141Friday Feb 21
Feb 24 – 28Sunday Feb 23La Verne 1075 thru 1141Friday Feb 28
Mar 2 – 6Sunday Mar 1La Verne 1011 thru 1067Friday Mar 6

So what must be ready before my unit gets painted?

  1. Please remove all items not too heavy to lift from the front and back patios and items attached to the walls such as thermostats, bird feeders etc.  Do not place items in the middle of the patio, since Flanders will need to cover the decking and needs more room to work.  Flanders will move the patio furniture and heavy items off the patios on to the lawn until painting is completed then return back to the patio.  Remove anything that you do not want to get wet from the sprinklers.

Flanders Painting and Canyon South I are not responsible for any items not removed by the homeowner or tenant 

  • Please remove wire etc. from the iron fencing on the back patio or it will not be painted
  • Trim back any shrubs, plants or vegetation on the interior of your patio sufficiently for Flanders to access the stucco.
  • Doors will be painted on Fridays only and security doors must be unlocked.  So please have your doors open by 8am.  The doors will need to remain open about 3-4 hours to dry.  All unopened doors will be painted in the closed position.

What if I cannot be around on Friday to open my doors?
It would be great if you were but don’t panic.  Flanders can be flexible if you notify them that you won’t be around and can arrange for another Friday that you will be there to open the doors.  Also, Flanders has agreed to come back after the completion of the project on a designated Saturday to address unpainted doors and other issues.  The date has not been determined but will be circulated once agreed.

Who do I contact if I have a question regarding painting, preparation, scheduling or other issues?
Flanders is the primary point of contact and has a person designated to answer questions and communicate with supervisors on the project and at the complex.


I have lots of stucco that needs to be repaired
Many homeowners have noticed stucco which has deteriorated over the years and needs to be re-done.  This will also be addressed by Flanders.  As each building is power washed, these areas where stucco is flaking will be identified and filled with new stucco.  Also, the stucco which is just under the sill of sliders will be inspected and repaired as necessary.  So there is no work necessary by homeowners to identify problems at your unit.

There is some woodwork on my unit that may need to be replaced
In addition to painting, Flanders will inspect all building woodwork throughout the complex as they prepare each building for painting.  Wood will be filled, cleaned and sanded as necessary as part of this process.  All wood that is identified as needing to be replaced will be marked with a spray painted “X” and a separate contractor (F & F) will replace the wood which will then be painted.  We are anticipating wood replacement to be done twice over the course of this project so if you see an “X” it may take many weeks before it is addressed so be patient.

What about landscaping against my unit walls and stucco?
In preparation for the painting project Ismael will begin trimming, as necessary, all trees, hedges, cactus and shrubs to allow Flanders access to paint all stucco and walls.  This means that trees will need to be at least 5 inches from all units, shrubs/hedges/cactus will need some clearance from stucco and walls as well.  In some cases Flanders will be able to put a tarp or piece of wood between the surface that needs to be painted and the shrub/hedge so they will be trimmed on a case by case basis with the advice of Flanders.

Our goal is to paint ALL stucco around the complex.  In some cases we expect that we may not be able to paint behind hedges on front walls due to the heavy growth of the hedges.  Please understand in advance that some trimming may look severe but is necessary for a successful project and will grow back.