Face Painting FAQ’s

To give you piece of mind, we have endeavoured to answer all the face painting faq’s that we could think of. However, should you have any questions that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

What face paints do you use?

When face painting, body painting or bump painting, we often use a few different brands of professional, water based face paint. We find that using a range of brands gives us a wider variety of colours or shades to choose from. We also, always check that the face paint contains anti bacterial and hypoallergenic properties, and is listed as EU, EEC and FDA approved.

Is the face paint easy to clean off?

Yes – The face paint we use is water based and can removed with water and a mild soap or shower gel. However, please be aware that some staining can occur for a short time after removal depending on the colour of the face paint used and the skin painted.

I have sensitive skin, Will the paint irritate?

The face paint we use does have hypoallergenic properties but should you have any concerns as to how your skin may react, we are happy to perform a patch test prior to you being painted.

What is a patch test?

A patch test is a skin test that can be done prior to doing any face painting. We dab a small amount of face paint on your wrist. After approximately 15 – 20 minutes we clean the area and check for any kind of reaction.

How long does it take to paint a face?

How long it will take usually depends on the complexity of the requested design. However, an average for most children’s faces would be around 5 – 10 minutes.

How long can you ware face paint for?

There is no set time limit for waring face paints. However, we recommend not to keep them on for longer than 2 – 3 hours and never allow children to ware face paint to bed.

Do you ever refuse to paint somebody?

Yes – At the artists discretion, we may refuse:

  • any person that appears to be suffering from any kind of skin disorder or viral illness.
  • any design that we consider offensive.
  • any children under the age of 3 years.
  • any person for any other unforeseen reason.

Is that all you offer ? – face painting!

No – We offer Glitter Tattoos, Bump(gestational) Painting, Body Painting and Hair Wrapping. We also offer a Photo service – We take a photo of the finished art work which we can supply as a normal photo, or print on to Mugs, etc.

What areas do you cover?

We offer our face painting and other services to:

  • Axbridge
  • Banwell
  • Bath
  • BristolClick to view Arty-Faces - Face Painting Gallery
  • Bradford-on-Avon
  • Burnham-on-sea
  • Cheddar
  • Chippingham
  • Clevedon
  • Corsham
  • Frome
  • Glastonbury
  • Highbridge
  • Melksham
  • Norton-Radstock
  • Radstock
  • Shepton-mallet
  • Street
  • Wedmore
  • Wells
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Winscombe

and many other areas in the south west. Please feel free to contact us for more details.