Hi, happy new year
no reason you cannot dilute the Krudkutter degreaser to a mild mix, test on a small area. Better than soapy water with its residue which removing can be a bit like "chase the ace".
More efficient is to use mild degreaser in tandem with say the Mirka Merlon fine abrasive, so you clean and key and remove nibs at same time.
Products like ESP and Deglossers are cleaners that etch, which is even more efficient, but only an advantage if the current surface is super smooth or was painted to a high standard before.