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A typical way to do this is to scuff it up with a fine sanding sponge. This will dull the finish for adhesion and smooth out any existing roughness.
Then vacuum off the dust and wipe over the surface using a rag and denatured alcohol. This
Now you are ready for a coat of kilz. For the smoothest finish and a guarantee to never chip off, use oil base. The reason for all these precautions is that varnish is much harder than paint, so paint will chip off easily if not prepared properly. You have probably seen peeling/chipping paint over stained trim work when it gets bumped.
Once you prime, you will see the imperfections the stained surface did not show you, so you are ready to wood fill nail holes and do some caulking before apply at least two coats of finish paint for complete coverage.
These are the basics of painting over stained trim.
I enjoyed looking at these pictures because of the combination of painted and stained surfaces. This project was alot of work, It would be easier to paint the whole thing. I'm pretty sure more than one roll of blue tape was used to protect the surrounding stain, but it looks like a classy piece of furniture when it's finished.
Then you are ready to prime. Oil base primers and paints wear better and look nicer but are more aggravating to use.
After you prime, you probably want to caulk and putty the cracks and holes to look nice.
A small fuzzy roller can be used on the wide surfaces to make the job go quicker and get even
Feel free to ask some more if you need to.