These walls are actually drywall sheets that have the wallpaper glued to them from the manufacturer. There is no way you can strip the paper off. Your best bet is to clean the walls with something mild and make sure they are free of dirt and oils. Same with the kitchen cabinets..They are made of either wood or particle board with "wallpaper", that has a painted on wood grain pattern, glued on at the factory. There may be a type of paint that will adhere to these type of surfaces but I don't know of any off hand. Ask your local paint retailer about this... ....good luck.