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    Default food safe paint

    Help!! We bought a pre-treated wood picnic table to use as a kitchen table. It has 2 attached benches with one back for my handicapped son.
    WE want to paint it white but Lowe's told us there is no food safe paint available. They first recommended a primer, white paint, then a final coat of polyurethane.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: food safe paint

    I hope to be of help. However, I am not sure with the paint type I used with my wooden chairs. You ask the local paint stores for recommendation.

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    If you have bought a chair that is already painted then why exert some effort on re painting it? i agree with the one above me just ask for assistance or search the net.

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    I understand how you feel. Safety is the number one concern of most parents.. Well, I tried something just recently, and I found it from this site; http://www.loveyourbaby.com/edible-paint.html If you don't know where to find an edible paint, why not try to make one? xD

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    Hi.. I attended a wood class shop last vacation and I have learned that latex or acrylic paint is food safe.. But I am not sure if it is safe for children who have allergies..Hope it helped you.

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    Default Re: food safe paint

    Lead was taken out of paint 30 years ago. Titanium dioxide, its replacement, is edible. It is found in many ingestible products, such as tooth paste, to give it whiteness. I recently wanted to buy a lemon mirangue pie. The list of ingredients listed titanium dioxide as the major ingredient in making the mirangue white!

    BIN sealer is basically shellac with white pigment. Shellac is also edible. Shellac is used to coat pills!

    As to allergies: there hasn't been latex in "latex" paints for decades. Some of the early water soluble paints did have natural latex resin in them, but it was replaced by vinyl and acrylic resins in later years.

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    Default Re: food safe paint

    So why do they still call them latex paints i wonder?
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    Default Re: food safe paint

    Eliot,

    Like so many other products, the term latex became a generic term for a product. Even though the real latex is long gone, the term remains. Everyone asks for a "kleenex", not facial tissue.

    The paint industry tried at one time to convert to the term "water-bourne", but finally gave up the attempt in futility.

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    ı think ı can live whith this at all.
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    ı think ı can live whith this
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