A.Duffy Hoffman responds: Why use oil primer first? New pine has very little porosity; it's hard and allows little penetration. It also contains a lot of resin, which makes it hard for an oil primer to penetrate. I recommend using a latex primer first, followed by a second coat of oil primer if your customer insists. But you could also use two coats of latex primer, if you prefer.

There are many good acrylic primers that could work for you. California Paints and Sherwin-Williams both make a 100% acrylic. I happen to like Muralo's Cedar Solution, which has good tannin-blocking properties, and Muralo's Universal 100% acrylic primer; both have excellent adhesive properties. There are other good products on the market; it is...

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