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It was latex paint. The layer of cementitious stucco that somebody applied over it didn't stick.
A quick and easy solution may be to wash the cabinet surfaces well and then rub on a candle wax coat along the mating surfaces.
If it is latex paint, which the characteristics sound like it is, then you can just use really hot water with a little bleach in it. Get it wet a few times and a steel brush (grab an old grill brush) and you are good to go.
This is a nice how to paint strip. If you insist on not using stripper and if mechanical means aren't getting it done, consider using a heat gun or a blow torch. (mentioned in my preferred order of attack.) Tough jobs require all three methods, repeatedly. Insure that any stripper used won't eat iron. The paint on all but the hand rails looks somewhat ...
This is a tough one that will take a bit of work. From personal experience, any time you're going to be applying paint/primer/etc. to any kind of questionable masonry and mixed surfaces, it's going to be a good idea to clean/prep in several stages, then apply a masonry grade primer. Depending on if there was any kind of debris, mildew, moss growing on the ...
There are three main reasons I have found painted cabinets to stick.  The paint isn't cured. This just takes time. Some paints might be 60-90 days.  The door was installed too close to being painted. What will happen is the door will bond with cabinet and the two will almost make some tiny paint hooks with each other. Very fine grade sandpaper ...
This stickiness happens when two painted surfaces touch. Get some silicone cabinet bumpers and stick them to the corners of the cabinet doors.
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