Brent - honestly, why do you guys formulate latex primers for bare wood? That has to be about the crummiest way to prep - there is no subsitute for oil primers on bare wood, especially tannin prone species. Latex just doesn't stick!
plainpainter, thx for the reply!! I'd like somehow get you some of our latex primer. I have no idea where you are, but I need you to know that this product is quite simply unequaled as it relates to tannic bleed and adhesion. I actually had a customer come into my store years ago w/ a black eye. I asked him if he had a rough night @ the bar. He said "no", he had overspray on him and could not get it off w/ a washcloth in the shower. Thus the black eye.
I can't argue the knowledge and familiarity you have w/ oil. All I know is that our product works. End of story. I bet that this one sku is in our top 20 product lines as it relates to sales.
We are a manufacturer that understands the needs of the painter. Point of application is where you make $$$$. You don't want to go back months later because of product failure, and we don't either. I hope this answers your question and I truly hope I don't sound defensive. Sorry if I have and sorry if you have not had any luck w/ latex primers.
If you are anywhere near KM, let me know. I will try to get you some.