Weston, yes you can remove the laminate with acetone. Work in from the edge squirting in a little at a time as you work the laminate up with a putty knive. With the laminate off, you might want to reface rather than paint. Herrick Kimball has recently published book on the subject: Refacing Cabinets, Making an Old Kitchen New. The techique is quite accessable to the DIY and produces far better results than any other method I know of. Youd can check it out at www.taunton.com/books/fh/refacing.htm.