I undertook what should have been an easy project of painting a child sized oak rocking chair and it's not going well. I used a stripper on the finish, which was shiny. I dont think it worked all that great, perhaps I put it on too thin. Anyway, I scrapped what I could and sanded the rest. Then I applied an oil based primer. Which was very strange and seemed uneven. Not only in color but just density. Ah well, a little more sanding. Then I applied a coat of BM Linen White in Regal Eggshell. Looks horrible. Plus I got some paint drips. So I sanded the heck out of it again and put another coat on the bottom. I can still see bare wood through it. Granted I was aggressively sanding near the drips. Possibly some paint dust got in there in places too. It doesnt look remotely even. What is wrong with me? I had tons of painting projects planned but I'm a massive failure at this point. Does this sound like some sort of common error that I can fix by doing XYZ (please dont say strip and start over!)? Will more coats help? I am starting to hate this lumpy painted looking chair!!