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I bought an old laundry sink to use as my decaping station this year. I would like to sand the inside down a bit and repaint/seal it so it's nice and clean. Anybody have any recommendations for a food safe paint / shelac that I can apply that will be ok for honey to be in contact with? Thanks
 

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Any personal recommendations for paint that sticks well to plastic and wont kill my customers?
 

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What type of sink? Porcelain Or old enamelware? Both would be harder than most paints you can buy. An hold up better. If it was me I and I had to use it. I would be dropping it off to someone that refinish tubs. And have them run it at the same time they do a tub. Prep is everything on something like this.
 

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Polyethylene is part of the Teflon family, witch makes it problematic to paint, the need for it to be food grade limits you options further.

Two things strike me
1 With out knowing the history I would be worried about what non food grade chemicals such a sink may have been exposed to. My mind goes to dirty diapers and the like... even tho I know such things can be "cleaned" off, I irrationally cringe.... over the last 10 years thers been a baby, caring for an elder parent, and aged dog, followed by a pup.... I know what went down my laundry sink

2 As its a sink, its unlikely it was made with a food grade resin
 
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