Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find some of the regularly asked questions.

What is the minimum age for my child to have their face painted?

We are happy to face paint children over the age of three. As it is not advised to have a full face painting on any child under 3 years old. However, at the discretion of the painter a small design such as ladybirds, rainbow, flowers or a spider on their arm or knee instead, as long they are at least 2 years old.


What is the best way to remove face paint?

The best way to remove the paints is with warm water, soap and a flannel. it is not recommended to use baby wipes as these can often make the job harder since they may contain lanolin or other water barriers. Also baby wipes are not recommended for use on faces.


Will you paint a child if they have a rash or a cold?

If your child has a runny nose or any type of skin complaint, for example, a rash, eczema, cold sore, etc. it is not advisable to paint their face however it may be possible to paint their leg, arm or hand instead.


Should my face painter have a CRB / DBS check?

Professional Face Painters are not required to have Police checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (Formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau). They advise that this is because face painters should not paint unaccompanied children. They state that Professional Face Painters do not fall within the ‘eligible positions’ required to have these checks.

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