Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you wanted to know about facepainting, but were afraid to ask!
Do you hold public liability insurance?
Yes. We hold indemnity insurance coverage for £1,000,000.00 and we are happy to provide a photocopy
Do you have a minimum booking time?
No. But we do like to spend at least 5 minutes with each child to
fully develop the design that they choose. This will allow us to accommodate 10-12 children per
hour. Please keep this in mind when booking as additional charges will apply.
How many faces can you paint in one hour?
We can paint an average of 10-12 faces in an hour depending upon the
complexity of the designs chosen. Usually for younger children we have a
basic selection of designs that are quick and easy to do to
save them having to sit still for too long.
Can you paint within the theme of my child's party?
Absolutely! Just let us know the theme of the party when booking
and we will make sure to have some faces ready for the event.
Though, keep in mind that more time may be needed per child
depending on the complexity of the design and this may affect the booking time.
How soon should I book?
As soon as the date is confirmed. Obviously, the nearer to the date of the party you get the less
chance you have of any our expert painters being available.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. A 50% deposit will be needed along with a signed booking form. This secures your day. Don't
worry, We will fully refund your deposit if you cancel within 15 days of the date you reserved. Beyond
that the deposit is non-refundable.
What do I need to provide?
Absolutely NOTHING... we are professionals,
we bring everything we need for the day, whether we need a gazebo, a table and chairs or just a picnic blanket!
What areas do you cover?
We cover all of the towns and villages in Surrey including Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and South West London (such as Croydon, Kingston, Richmond, Wimbledon and Putney). Please contact us to find out
if we cover your location. If not we will be able to recommend a suitable company that can.
How much do you charge?**
We have a basic rate of £60 for the first hour and then £35 for each subsequent hour. Simple. So if you book us for 2 hours the total price
is £95. Our daily rate is £190 per facepainter for the first 5 hours + £25 for each subsequent hour. If you have a large event and need
multiple facepainters please contact us for an inclusive quote.
Can you paint at Charity Events?
For charity events we can provide our services for free and simply charge per face on the day, we can provide a percentage of the day's takings to the charity.
Who Can be Painted?
Face paint is not recommended for children under 2
years old. For insurance purposes, We can only face paint
on children 3 years and above. However we will kindly offer
a small design on the hand or arm to younger children.
What if my child objects?
If a child is reluctant to have his or her face painted, We cannot comply with the wishes of the parent or
carer over the desire of the child. Young children do not always understand face painting - someone
they do not know is doing something to them, which they cannot see - so a small design on the hand
may be more enjoyable for them. They can see what is being done, feel in control of the situation, and
can look at it and enjoy it for the rest of the day.
What if I have a rash or other skin condition?
Anyone, who in our opinion appears to be suffering from a cold sore, conjunctivitis or any other
infectious skin complaint cannot be painted. Similarly, eczema, open cuts and grazes are not
suitable surfaces to paint. However, a design on the cheek, hand or arm is perfectly possible.
What about sickness?
We are unable to paint anyone suffering from cold/flu symptoms. Hay fever sufferers are advised to have
a design on the cheek, hand or arm. Lastly, We reserve the right to refuse to paint anyone who is abusive, violent or intoxicated.
How do I get this stuff off?
The best way to wash off water based face paint is to use a wet flannel or wash cloth. It is not normally
necessary to use soap. Baby wipes are also a way to remove the paint but is not always the best.
Wipes are made for little bottoms and some brands can cause a reaction on facial skin.
**Prices are PER facepainter