I get asked this question a lot. Today, kitchen remodeling is the most often considered type of remodeling. A modern kitchen with new cabinets can add much to the older home to say nothing of substantially improving the value of the home.
With new cabinets so expensive and the quality of real wood refacing improving this has become a very interesting option.
The first step in painting cabinets is a thorough cleaning. A kitchen typically stores a significant amount of grease from years of cooking. Cleaning and degreasing the cabinets is essential for adhesion of the paint.