There is a CRUCIAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture that is laminate! Zinsser B. Primer–this is CRUCIAL. This is a shellac based primer. You cannot use a water-based or oil-based primer that you may be used to.
As soon as the kiddos get home from school, they grab their jar and get to work on their chores. "Chores” can also include things like eating a snack, homework, reading, etc. as well as the usual chores.