painting spoons

by Kathleen
(Boston, MA)

Hi, I was wanting to paint on wooden cooking spoons at the art center I work at. I wanted the artists to be able to paint with acrylic paints (the only paints we have available) and then I wanted to know what type of varnish I could put on top so that we can set them but at the same time make them still safe to eat with. Any suggestions are really appreciated.


Ron here...

Go to a good hardware store and ask for the toughest high tech varathane. That should protect it enough but only for hand washing as high heat would possibly weaken the finish.

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