I did a paint test with one of the mock-up pillar pieces I have.
So far the best solution for interior paint is:
– Wipe down the piece with paint thinner;
– Scuff with 3M abrasive pad (lightly);
– One thin coat of clear primer (duplicolor) specifically made for plastic paint adhesion;
– Paint 3 thin layers of flat black; and
– Paint 2 layers of semi-gloss clear coat (must be UV protection paint).
The above receipe seems to produce a solid paint job that is scratch resistant.