The paint I used for both furniture pieces is the Lark + Kensington Semi-Gloss in white. Never let paint go to waste.
Before you start painting please sand down your item either by hand or with an electric sander. The above furniture item/picture, I sand it down by hand with a high (120) level sandpaper.
Please choose the correct number of sand paper. The higher the number of grits, the finer it is. The lower the number of grits level, the coarser it is. For an example, you need coarse sandpaper for smoothing surfaces and removing imperfections. For fine/less coarse sandpaper, you may use that to smooth the item to just clean it up a little.
The furniture item/picture below, I did not sand it down. Therefore, I had to use 3-4 coats to get the smooth look and to fill in any paint seperations.