When painting is complate, remove tape and paint the portion in between colors with your third paint. Again apply as many coats as needed to get the look you desire. Notice how I kept the paint far away from the actual spoon end of the utensil. These paints are not food safe and should not be placed into contact with food. Also, you can spray your handles with a spray sealer such as the Americana Sealer/Finisher for a more durable finish (my personal favorite). However, these will not be dishwasher safe.