We're trying to paint our kitchen cabinet doors white but keep getting a ton of microbubbles in the process.
We have primed the doors twice using B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior Primer and Sealer and sanded them down smooth. We dusted them off and also used a rag to get rid of any missed dust particles.
We're using an HVLP sprayer to apply the paint.
At first we tried BEHR White Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Alkyd Interior/Exterior Paint, and had the bubbling issue. We switched to Benjamin Moore Advanced, and still the same bubbling issue. We did notice that the paint in the can itself had these tiny bubbles...so we let it sit overnight. Same issue the next day. The paint also didn't smooth out as it dried.
Any suggestions on what might be causing this and how to fix it?
This picture shows the resulting tiny craters from the bubbles popping and bubbles that haven't popped:
We have tried increasing the temperature to 72F / 22C, increasing the humidity by evaporating a qt of water, increasing/reducing the paint flow, and thinning with water.