I'e seen a lot of painted wood, like this post: http://www.hometalk.com/156604/how-i-painted-my-oak-cabinets but I'm not sure about vinyl. I'll be curious to see what others say.
Easily available, Zinzer 1 2 3 primer sticks well to plastic-like products after cleaning.
Then apply a high quality acrylic trim paint.
Thank You!! I will do just that!! I'll let you all know how they turn out!!
Just make sure the vinyl film is still good and tightly bonded to the surface. If you're painting them a color, you can tint the Zinser 1-2-3 to minimize the number of coats you will need to cover. You can use either a latex or oil-based enamel...I assume that you aren't going back with white...but it you were, just know that oil-based enamels will yellow now fairly quickly. We have a client who insists on a high gloss while enamel for her cabinets....they yellow after a couple of years and she has HandyANDY out to repaint the again!
Would it be easier, maybe a 'tad' more expensive, to keep the cupboards, minus the doors, and just replace the doors. Might be a little more expensive initially, but the end result would be far more pleasing. Repainted surfaces, I've discovered, have a limited life, especially in a working room, ie kitchen.