Can all of these food safe wood finishes be put over paint?

by Carolyn

I'm trying to figure out how to put a food safe finish over painted wood bowls to protect them. Would any of these finishes work and would they alter the color of the wood? I would also like to make some bowls to match and am looking for a brightly colored paint that I could use that would also be food safe. Do you have any suggestions?


Arbutus Ron here...
Hi Carolyn,
The problem is you are covering paint which is most likely toxic to begin with.

If you use the bowls for a non wet food item like walnuts or almonds in the shell then you are probably OK using the bowls.

Paint would prevent say walnut oil from penetrating so not much use trying to apply it.

Just use the bowls as I suggested and you will probably be OK.

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