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Offline Bee-Bop

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" FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« on: July 05, 2009, 09:05:03 AM »
" Food grade " paint is often mentioned on the Bee boards.

CamCote for one;
 I understand this is/was made in England and has not been avialable in the U.S. for a number of years.

I have contacted 3 paint manufactures, Dupont, Sherwin Williams, & a local, Gauntlet Paints.

All three said they had paint approved for FOOD Processing plants & equiptment,[ walls, floors, ironwork, etc.]  BUT none approved for actual food contact.

So my question ??
Where are you obtaining " Food Grade " paint ?

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Re: " FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 10:25:17 AM »
Thanks for the info..
I'll try them again, several years ago, they said it was listed in their catalog but was unavilable.

Thanks again, funny though that a couple of the major U.S manufactures say they have no paint approved for actual food contact.

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Re: " FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 10:44:30 AM »
http://www.betterbee.com

 It is on pg 53 of the 2009 Betterbee catalog or look up part number EP2

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https://products.kelleybees.com

 It is on pg. 44 of the Walter T Kelley catalog 2009 part number 353

                
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Re: " FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 02:44:42 PM »
"funny though that a couple of the major U.S manufactures say they have no paint approved for actual food contact."

Cost of prodution, Gov. approval, and potetial lawsuits verses profit made on a low volume product.
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Re: " FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 05:44:50 PM »
I may be mistaken, but adequately cured latex paint, is chemically stable and should add nothing to honey, for example.
From all I have read, in the woodworking literature, most wood finishes are stable enough for contact with food products with no deleterious effects to the finish or the consumer. Once the latex is cured, or the solvent evaporated and the "oil" finish is cured, there is no exchange of material between ordinary food products and the finish.

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Re: " FOOD GRADE " paint ??
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 11:38:26 AM »
I dont paint my frames or the inside of my hives. The paint I have on the inside of my house dont kill me. As of yet. Hate to give up my resources but if you go to a restore for humanity you can get acrylic enamel for 3.00 a gallon. You have different colors to choose from. Works for me.