Thanks for the tips guys.....I've been priming/painting the rough sawn spruce for 6 days straight - 12 hours days....and I'm only about half done!! The priming is killing me....get about 3 inches on a fully loaded brush. I have most of the house primed and the second floor hard to reach areas and gables finished with two coats. I'm not that experienced of a painter but the California went on very nice.....and looks good too! I'm using a Purdy 3" sash brush that is holding up very well to the rough sawn.
I decided to try the California brand primer and velvet flat paint in their standard white since I'm going with all white trim to match the JW aluminum clad windows. I primed all big/dark knots with Zinssner 123 before priming with the California Trouble-Shooter with stain blocker just in case. I'm going to use pre-stained Hardieplank for the siding and some cultured stone for a belt-line and a few faces with a bunch of copper sweeps.
Since it is white I figure I can caulk after all the painting is completed....today is the first rain day so I'm taking a much needed break.
Here is a link to the pics that I'm updating as I go...