Diamond Path – Apple Valley

Diamond Path – Apple Valley

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Greetings and welcome to your project blog for this year’s painting project at Diamond Path in Apple Valley. We are thrilled to be onsite with you!

Diamond Path – Tentative Finishing Schedule
Building  Pressure Washing Start Date Prep & Painting Start Date
1 Friday, July 10th Thursday, July 23rd
2 Friday, July 10th Tuesday, July 28th
3 Tuesday, July 28th Thursday, July 30th
4 Tuesday, July 28th Wednesday, August 5th
5 Wednesday, August 5th Thursday, August 6th
6 Wednesday, August 5th Tuesday, August 11th
7 Wednesday, August 12th Thursday, August 14th
8 Wednesday, August 12th Thursday, August 20th

Thursday, August 27th: Good afternoon! 

The crew has wrapped up at Building 8. They’ll be back after areas are marked with blue tape for touch ups. Please leave up any areas we’ve marked – thanks! 

Trailer is packed up and we’re outta here…for now : )

Shining bright at Diamond Path!

Wednesday, August 26th: Greetings! 

The crew is finishing up the painting at Building 8 today — they are completing the trim areas. They are hopeful to finish today, but may roll into tomorrow morning. Thanks!

Painting trim at Building 8.

Finishing up at Building 8.

Tuesday, August 25th: Good afternoon! 

We are back onsite! 

The crew is working at Building 8 today. They are spraying on the paint and then backrolling with a roller to really work the product into the surfaces. 

Back rolling the paint into the siding to achieve maximum coverage.

Spraying at Building 8 today.

Monday, August 24th: Good morning! 

The crew will not be onsite today with the overnight and morning rain. We’ll resume tomorrow – thanks! 

Friday, August 21st: Greetings and TGIF! 

The crew is onsite and continuing to prep Building 8. 

Scraping and prepping on the chimney.

Prepping the deck and porch area.

Thursday, August 20th: Good afternoon! 

The crew is continuing to spray Building 7 and have also started their prep at Building 8. 

Prep has started on Building 8.

Prepping along the soffits.

Wednesday, August 19th: Greetings! 

The crew is continuing to spray and back roll at Building 7. 

Tuesday, August 18th: Good morning!

The crew is wrapping up their prep – scraping, caulking, covering, and taping before they begin to spray building 7 today. 

Final touches of prep before we spray.

Prep is just about complete.

Ready to start up the sprayer this afternoon!

Monday, August 17th: Good afternoon! 

The crew will be finishing up their prep on Building 7 today and will start to spray and back roll tomorrow. 

Prepping on the chimneys.

Scraping the upper peaks.

Going up to the top today.

Friday, August 14th: Good morning and Happy Friday! 

The crew is starting to prep on Building 7 today. The remaining two buildings are larger so it will take them longer to prep and paint than the recent few. 

Prep day at Building 7.

All hands of deck for Building 7.

Scraping and prepping is in progress.


Thursday, August 13th: Greetings! 

The crew is back onsite after yesterday’s rain delay and we are finishing up our prep on Building 6 and will start painting as well. 

Wrapping up the prep phase on Building 6.

Last touches for prep.

Ready to start spraying.

Wednesday, August 12th: Good morning! 

The crew will not be prepping or painting today due to the rain, but they will continue to wash buildings 7 and 8. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 11th: Good afternoon! 

The crew is back onsite after surfaces have dried out from Sunday’s rain. 

They are finishing up their prep on 5 and will begin to spray and back roll. They are also starting to scrape areas of Building 6. Just to note – they’ll be washing the last two buildings tomorrow. Thanks!

Finishing up the prep and covering at Building 5.

Starting to scrape at Building 6.

Ladders going up to prep on the chimneys.

Friday, August 7th: Good afternoon and happy Friday! 

The crew is continuing to prep and paint sections of Building 5. 

Working along the sides at Diamond Path Building 5.

Painting at the tip top.

Thursday, August 6th: Greetings! 

We completed the pressure washing Buildings 5 and 6 yesterday. And today the crew will be finishing up on Building 4 and moving onto prep at Building 5. Thanks!

Painting along the railings at 4.

Scraping on Building 5.

Taping around the screen frames at Building 5.

Prep Day on Building 5.

Wednesday, August 5th: Good afternoon! 

We are washing Buildings 5 and 6 today as well as continuing our prep on Building 4 before we begin painting. 

Washing the siding at Buildings 5 and 6.

Scraping and prepping at Building 4.

Prepping and covering along the soffits.

Spraying down the siding.

Tuesday, August 4th: Greetings!

The crew is finishing up on Building 3 today and also starting on Building 4 as well. 

Back rolling on the paint.

Spraying the garage siding.

Scraping and prepping on the decking.

Sanding the top handrail.

Monday, August 3rd: Good morning! 

Another week onsite at Diamond Path! 

The crew is continuing to prep and paint their way around Building #3. They’re planning to start on #4 on Wednesday. 

Prepping and covering windows.

Ladders going up to paint the soffits on Building 3.

Prep is underway — covering lights.

Friday, July 31st: Good afternoon and TGIF!

It’s another beautiful day and this may be the first week in a long while that were haven’t been interrupted by rain – insert happy dance!!!

The crew is finishing up on Building 2 and then prepping around Building 3 before they begin painting. With such a productive week and a much earned break, the crew will resume their prep/painting on Monday, 8/3. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Prepping along Building 3.

Prep is underway on Building 3.

Caulking along the seams.

Thursday, July 30th: Greetings!

The crew is finishing up on Building 2 and also starting to prep/paint at Building 3 today. 

Starting to prep on Building 3.

Painting the deck spindles.

Spindles on spindles.

Wednesday, July 29th: Good morning! 

Beautiful start to the day! 

The crew is continuing their prep work on Building 2 before they begin to apply the paint. They will start their prep on Building 3 tomorrow as well. 

Prep and scraping on the 2nd level.

Prepping on 2 this morning!

Tuesday, July 28th: Greetings! 

The crew is starting their prep work on Building #2 today. They are also pressure washing Buildings #3 and #4. Thanks!

Prep work has begun on Building 2.

Readying Buildings 4 and 5 for painting.

Pressure Washing Buildings 4 and 5 today.

Monday, July 27th: Good afternoon! 

We hope you all had a great weekend! 

The crew has resumed their prep and painting of Building 1. We’ll soon start on #2 – stay tuned for approximate start date. Thank you!

First we spray the siding and then we’ll back roll it.

Spraying the siding.

Painting the deck spindles and railings.

Friday, July 24th: Greetings!

Happy Friday! It’s going to be a HOT one folks – stay cool out there 😎

The crew is onsite and resuming their prep and painting at Building 1. Our apologies for any confusion regarding pressure washing Buildings 3 and 4. We will not be washing them today. Notices will be posted in advance of any washing. Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Sanding the deck handrail.

Making sure areas are clean

Prep and readying our materials for the day.

Thursday, July 23rd: Good afternoon! 

We have begun our prep work at Building #1 today. The carpentry crew started earlier this week as we complete our project in orderly fashion of carpentry, prep work, and finally painting. We are ready to get cruising on your project. 

Let’s go! Onsite and ready to prep.

Prepping and covering windows on Building 1.

Off we go!

Monday, July 13th: Greetings! 

We have completed our pressure washing at Building #1 and #2. We are waiting on a siding sample from our lumber vendor to present to the board for approval. Once it is approved, we’ll order the material and get started on the carpentry repairs. Stay tuned for more updates on our prep and painting start date as well. Thank you!

Friday, July 10th: Hello and happy Friday! 

We are off and running at Diamond Path! 

The crew is getting started with pressure washing at Buildings 1 & 2 today. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Washing from the top down.

Spraying down the exterior surfaces.

Washing is in progress at Diamond Path.

Thursday, July 9th: Good afternoon and welcome to your project blog for the upcoming painting project at Garden Path!

For your project we’ll be prepping and painting your siding, foundation block, fascia/trim, chimney stacks, entry trim, rear deck railings, decking , wood windows/trim, front, garage, service, and patio door frames, exterior screen frames, and pergolas… most of your paintable exterior surfaces. 

We’ll be getting started on Friday, July 10th with pressure washing of Building #1 and #2. Once the areas have dried completely, we’ll return to begin our prep and painting at Building 1.

We’ll follow the route posted above for the washing as well as the painting. We appreciate your cooperation to move any small items from the exterior of your homes to allow for safe and unobstructed access during the washing and painting. 

You can continue to follow the project progress here on the blog as we’ll provide frequent updates, share photos, and alert you of any weather delays… rain unfortunately dictated our summer painting. 

Thank you for having us and we’re looking forward to getting started tomorrow!

Dana Clark

Project Manager
Ph: 763-559-5296

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Comments (7)

  • E. F.


    The painters were here for touch-up work today, but they left before hammering in some nails at my place. 5403 thank you


    • Dana


      Hi there – my Production Supervisor will be onsite later today and he said he’ll take care of the nail pops. Thanks!


  • Wendy


    The painters got paint on my brand new screens, window frame and newly repaired deck. I pointed this out to them, they said they would fix it. It took over a week, they removed the paint on my screen, but there is a stain on my screen now either from the paint or from the chemical used. They did not remove the paint from my window frame or deck.


    • Dana


      Hi Wendy, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. What is your address and I can make sure these items get resolved. Thank you! Dana


      • Wendy


        I am in 5413


  • Judy Brown


    I’m the Secretary for DPPA. Owners are asking questions and feel it would be best if Roell answer them by posting in blog for all to see.
    Question: When will you be doing siding repair?
    Question: Why don’t you paint deck floors?


    • Dana


      Hi Judy- thanks for reaching out here on the blog. We’ve posted a video update above addressing the start of the repairs. We’re waiting for our sample to arrive and then have it approved by your Board. The deck floors were not included in the scope of work for this year’s project. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you! Dana


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