Turns out white is a difficult color to use over gray primer. You might be asking out loud why on earth I went with gray primer. Well it's the only primer they had! And...just for fun, and because I can do this...technically speaking, Michael spray painted the primer on the garden stools so therefore we can all blame him. Just kidding...sort of.
After 3 coats of white paint, here is what we have:
A few more coats plus a clear enamel spray paint and perhaps we'll be done with this project! sigh