My wife wants to paint to old dressers for our children. I'm looking for some recommendations on paint and if there are any protectants from scratchs of water marks?
You must use a good primer. Just today I finished the second coat of primer on a varnished veneer dresser. It took two days for the first coat to adhere, the can said it might take up to 3. I used "Benjamin Moore Fresh Start All Purpose 100% Acrylic Primer." You don't even HAVE to sand first, although I did. It looks great so far.