Really Necessary to Use Lacquer to Repaint Trim/Cabinets?
We have decided to have all of the woodwork in our home repainted in a soft white. This will include the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. Currently, all of the woodwork is a medium brown painted/glazed finish which is original to the house (built in the mid-1960's). I have no idea what type of paint or glaze was used.
Our painter says that we need to use a lacquer for the best chip-resistance and recommends that we move out of the house for several days due to the fumes. I am willing to do this, but I wonder if it is absolutely necessary to use lacquer? Would any other paint be as chip-resistant? Will it yellow over time? I definitely do not want to take that chance. I asked him about BM Satin Impervo, but he didn't think it would work as well for painting over an existing painted/glazed surface. But he also prefers Sherwin Williams paints, so I wonder if that is influencing his opinion.
Would appreciate any input or suggestions before we move forward. Thanks!