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    Aug 19, 2010, 6:58 PM - Food-safe paints? #1

    What is a food-safe paint? For use with anything that might come in contact with food, little kids, or to actually be put in the mouth. Ideas?


    Think custom silverware, wedding cake toppers, fake teeth, something you might bite on or carry around in your mouth.
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    Aug 19, 2010, 7:32 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #2

    That's really too broad a category to answer since all of those things you listed can use different kinds of paints effectively. You really need to be very specific and don't beat around the bush with it.
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    Aug 19, 2010, 7:46 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #3

    I believe it's for fake teeth.
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    Aug 20, 2010, 11:55 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #4

    Paint isn't food!?!
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    Aug 21, 2010, 7:10 AM - Re: Food-safe paints? #5

    darthgordon said: View Post
    I believe it's for fake teeth.
    For my most-recent idea, yes - fake teeth. I do have several projects involving food, though, too (cake toppers, cake/pie knives, etc).
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    Aug 21, 2010, 8:43 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #6

    I don't know if you will find many paints that are actually classified as food safe besides food colorings...

    Most acrylics are considered and classified non-toxic though and for short periods of food contact are probably just fine, once cured...

    For teeth Google up 'Dental Minute Stain' or 'Dental Jet Adjusters' again I don't know if it's actually classified as 'food safe' but it's pretty much the industry standard used by real dentist and SFX guys... Almost certainly safe enough for temporary use...
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    Aug 22, 2010, 10:48 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #7

    exoray said: View Post
    For teeth Google up 'Dental Minute Stain' or 'Dental Jet Adjusters' again I don't know if it's actually classified as 'food safe' but it's pretty much the industry standard used by real dentist and SFX guys... Almost certainly safe enough for temporary use...
    Is this what the big FX guys use when making mouth appliances? If not, what DO they use? SOMEONE has to know, especially with this crowd.
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    Aug 22, 2010, 10:54 PM - Re: Food-safe paints? #8

    motman241 said: View Post
    Is this what the big FX guys use when making mouth appliances?
    Yes, as I said, those two dyes are industry standard for both SFX and real dentistry...

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