Painted kitchen utensils are all over the web right now and since we needed some new salad servers, I decided to try it out.
Preparation is everything so make sure that your utensils are cleaned, as greasy fingerprints will make it difficult for the paint to stick. Don’t touch the utensils without gloves once you have cleaned them. Sand the handle lightly and you are ready for the paint job.
Remember you should only paint the handle of the utensils due to food safety
I got my (very cheap) utensils from IKEA but you can them a lot of different stores. I painted them twice and gave them two layers of clear coat. In between paint coats I sanded them again as the wood grain rose slightly.
Use a good quality masking tape for the border
I tried wasing my new salad servers in the dishwasher og even though they didn’t suffer an immediate death, they didn’t like it that much. I recommend that you wash them by hand.
I wonder if it’s possible to use porcelain paint instead (dishwasher safe). Has anyone tried that?