Painting a varnished shelving unit

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I recently covered the shelving unit with zinsser 123 as I was informed it pretty much sticks to anything. I want to paint white satin wood acrylic paint over that but as i have some primer undercoat available, I was wondering whether it might be better to give it a couple of coats of that first as i got a feeling the satin wood paint is not going to give me enough coverage with just one coat.Thanks
 
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I just discovered the undercoat primer I have is grey so no good, therefore would i be better off using an undercoat and then satin wood or two coats of satin wood?
 
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If you have used Zinsser 123 then there is no need for any other primer. Just go on with your top coats.
 
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The prupose of primer is to get a surface that paint will stick to. The purpose of undercoat is to create a surface of uniform colour so the top coat doesn't look patchy. Do you have a uniform coloured surface and does your top coat need it?
 
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The prupose of primer is to get a surface that paint will stick to. The purpose of undercoat is to create a surface of uniform colour so the top coat doesn't look patchy. Do you have a uniform coloured surface and does your top coat need it?
well i did use an undercoat but it made little difference so i am having to apply 3 coats of top coar
 
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