It needed a coat of heavy duty PRIMER! I love to spray primer on. No brush lines and I can complete the project in half the time. Thank heavens for primer.After I primed the nightstand I lightly sanded some bumps left by the primer and then sprayed 2 coats of Heirloom White spray paint. When that dried I sprayed a clear coat of gloss all over the nightstand. I used the original knobs that came with the nightstand. What a transformation!