Vista Paint Corporation of Fullerton, California, has released to the marketplace a new stain blocking primer, Carefree Prime-ZALL. This 50 g/l water-based product blocks tannin stains from cedar and redwood, covers common household stains such as lipstick, hilighters, marks from various marking pens, and ink from ballpoint and fluid ink pens, and can additionally be used to cover smoke and water damaged surfaces. This primer has great adhesion over many surfaces including aged alkyd and various metals. It out-performs any water-based product in the market and is equal to or better than high VOC solvent-based products designed for that purpose, according to the company. For more information about Prime-ZALL and other Vista Paint products visit them on the web at www.vistapaint.com.