Asked on Aug 02, 2017

Food safe spray paint

Hello, I am making a cake stand and want to be sure the spray paint I use on the stand is food safe. Is there such a thing? Or is there a coating I can use over the spray paint on the stand to make sure it's OK to place food on.

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    • Sheryl Smith Sheryl Smith on Apr 27, 2018

      Hi Janet Pizaro - looking into this Shellac it states it has cancer causing agents - so I do not think it would be food safe

  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 02, 2017

    yes there is. I just used it to spray a Millennium Falcon (Star Wars) chocolate mold. It's called Color Mist and it's made by Wilton. Go to a Hobby Lobby or a Michael's or Amazon. It comes in many colors. It costs $4-5. Good luck.

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    • Gracie Gracie on Aug 07, 2017

      Sorry, my mistake.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Aug 02, 2017

    Yes , there are a few ! I think you'll find this article helpful

  • Laura H Laura H on Aug 02, 2017

    I wouldnt trust it. Spray it as you like, but always keep something in between the stand and the food like a clear plate, or aluminum foil maybe?

  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 07, 2017

    i believe Rustoleum makes a food grade paint. As long as you'll be using a card but underneath it, I think a regular latex paint would be fine.

  • Elf32995628 Elf32995628 on Mar 24, 2018

    I just bought the food grade non toxic shellac from Rust-Oleum. Paint whatever color you want and then put the clear sealing shellac over it so it's food safe. I bought it at Lowe's hardware,,it's also available at Home Depot or you can order it from Amazon. Walmart also carries it . It is usually $4 to $7 depending on where you buy it. I used it on a plate that was broken that I got for Christmas. Just paint with any color as long as you use the sealing shellac to cover it.

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    • Andrew Andrew on Oct 13, 2019


      Did you get an answer to YOUR question? I don't think that we're all quite on the same page.

      I bought a set of metal rosebuds, that each hold a 3/4" diameter candle in the middle. I got the crazy idea to spray paint six of them, and use them to jazz up birthday cakes.

      There's a 1" stem that would anchor it into the cake. I don't want the painted stem or flower bottom to cause a problem.

      Is that shellac the best option?

      Thanks for your input.


  • Eri48090498 Eri48090498 on Sep 19, 2019

    yes there is a food safe paint. it is thousands of years old and now hard to come by and quite dear now. its called milk paint. the Egyptians used it. have seen some on ebay and amazon. hope that helps

  • on Jun 16, 2021

    What about just spraying the stand part and leaving the part where the cake sits alone? Paint will come off when you cut the cake and it will look bad very quickly as well as not being safe to injest.