Our house is clad in a log profile machined from 2"x8" CLS. Whilst this looked great with a stain finish, over the years it darkened and we opted for a solid paint finish instead. This turned out to be poor option as the finish is relatively smooth and we have a saline atmosphere close to the sea and exposed to harsh weather conditions.
As an alternative, I thought I might find a supplier of cement board that might make a log profile of the same dimension. I have contacted James Hardie and am waiting on a reply. Are you able to give me any pointers/ other suppliers that might be worth a try?
One of our other issues is that we used Valti water based paint, which doesn't seem to weather well. Are there any other products that you would recommend as being more durable?