What Are Some Food-Safe Paints?

Food-safe paints include Porecelaine 150 used for painting ceramic dishes, Old Fashioned Milk Paint used for historical reconstructions and plaster and Gondola Enamel paint used for grape crushers and wine-making equipment. Old Fashioned Milk Paint is certified by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Porecelaine 150 is a food-safe paint suitable for use on ceramics. The paint dries at least 24 hours after application, and its manufacturers suggest that it be baked for 35 minutes in a domestic oven to set the paint and maximize dishwasher resistance. This paint is suitable for use on porcelain, china, earthenware, metal, terracotta, copper, glass and enameled sheet steel.

Old Fashioned Milk Paint is a biodegradable paint manufactured out of natural ingredients commonly used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The paint does not contain latex, lead, mercury, solvents or any synthetic preservatives of any kind.

Vintners paint their wine-making equipment with gondola enamel to protect the equipment against the acids and caustic materials found in fresh grapes and grape juices. Gondola Enamel offers a limited number of colors, since the primary purpose of this paint is to maintain the durability of the machinery used to make wine. Colors available include yellow, red, black and white.