However, paint didn't stick well to the the semi-gloss paint on the kitchen cabinets, so we used some Behr oil based primer on it, which stuck well and covered all stains completely. However, now I'm trying to put latex semi-gloss over the primer, and it doesn't stick well at all. I have to go over it again and again as it is drying to get the paint to not bead up. It's an incredible pain and I'm sure this is not the way its supposed to work. I mean, given that the primer covered all the soot stains just fine, why in the world wouldn't the paint stick to it? Is there anything I can do?
I really don't want to have to get another kind of primer and do another intermediate coat, although I don't mind changing the semi-gloss to a different paint (maybe to an oil based one?) Still, I'd really just like to know what is going on. The semi-gloss is kelly-moore (not cheap stuff at all).