Q-Clad Pre-painted exterior timber cladding products can be used in most vertical exterior cladding situations. They are designed to save time and provide a high quality painted finish that retains a natural grain finish only timber can provide. The products are essentially designed to be over-painted but this is not a requirement of the warranty.
The company would recommend over-painting to hide the heads of fixings or any minor damage that may be incurred during fitting. The white product is designed for over-painting with the colour of your choice.
The timber used to make Q-Clad timber cladding is slow grown Scandinavian PEFC Certified whitewood (Picea Abies). It is kiln dried to a specific moisture content suitable for external cladding use and preservative treated to Use Class 3.1 providing a 10 year warranty against fungal decay and insect attack (the warranty does not apply to the life of the paint coating).
Factory applied paint provides the best possible paint finish for timber. The paint is a waterborne micro porous system by Teknos, a well renowned Finnish commercial paint manufacturer. The more coats applied to Q-Clad cladding means the greater paint build and the greater the build the better the finish and resistance to weathering.