Party Face Painting

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Party Face Painting?

Party Face Painting are a group of talented face painters located in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Our team of friendly artists specialises in professional face painting, festival glitter faces and glitter tattoos for both kids and adults.

Our main priority is to create a safe and enjoyable experience for children at any event.

To do this we adhere to rigorous health and safety procedures, and you can check out our Code of Practice on our dedicated page.

If you’d like to learn more, feel free to visit our About Us page!

What areas do you cover?

Our face painters are all based in Alloa and cover Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk Areas. or FK postcodes!

If we don’t cover your area below, there may be a suitable face painter that does. Please visit the Face Painting Association Website



Bridge of Allan
Blair Drummond


How much does Face Painting cost?

Our costs are based on location, duration, guest numbers, and the services required. 

Prices start from £65 and there is a booking fee required to secure any artists/dates. The balance can be paid 48 hours before your event if paying by bank transfer, or you can pay by cash or card on the day. 

View our prices page 

How do I pay?

For deposits, we accept PayPal, Bank transfers, and credit/debit cards.

For the balance: We accept Cash, PayPal, Bank transfers or certain artists can accept card payments. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept cheques. 

Invoices or receipts can be sent on request.

Do you hold public liability insurance?

Yes. All our Face Painters hold indemnity insurance coverage for £5,000,000 for Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos and we are happy to provide a copy upon request.

Do you have a disclosure or CRB certificate?

Yes, all our artists are part of the PVG scheme membership with Disclosure Scotland. Certificates can be provided upon request.

Can you Face Paint for free for charity?

The expenses involved in professional face painting might surprise you. The products, insurance, travel, training courses, practice costs and cleaning costs are substantial. For that reason, we are not able to paint for free at any event. However, we would be delighted to discuss how we can help raise money for your charity or fundraising events. Visit our large events & fundraisers page for more information.

What age is suitable for Face Painting?

Face paints are completely safe for children, however, it is not recommended to paint children under 3 years old. 

Some young children can be nervous about having their faces touched (especially around the eye area), or sometimes can be too wriggly to sit through a painting. However, we can offer them an arm or hand painting. Many younger kids prefer this, as they can see their design afterwards. 

Are Face Paints suitable for sensitive skin?

Our Face paint is safe for children’s skin as it is specifically designed for use on the face and labeled as non-toxic and hypoallergenic.

We only use good quality professional products which are specially formulated to be friendly to the most delicate skin, they are non-toxic and fragrance-free. 

All our face paints are EU approved and include antibacterial properties. 

The glitters we use are specifically for cosmetic use.

However, If a child has sensitive skin or any skin conditions that may be aggravated by cosmetics we do not recommend they be painted. If you have any concerns we can try a small test area on the inside of the arm.

Although it is extremely rare, we cannot be held responsible for any allergic reaction if the parent/guardian has given their permission.

If you are unsure, ask us to test a small patch of skin before applying it more widely to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

You can view the list of face paints we regularly use and their ingredients on our Face Paint Ingredients page

How many faces can you paint?

Each Face Painter can paint an average of 10 -15  faces per hour depending upon the complexity of the designs chosen. 

10-12 full-face designs per hour 
or up to 15 half-faces (eye designs) per hour. 

example :
05 – 08 guests – 1 hour – full faces or 1 hour – half faces plus glitter tattoos
10 – 12 guests – 1 hour – full faces optional second hour of glitter tattoos.
12 – 15 guests – 1 hour – half faces optional second hour of glitter tattoos  
15 – 30 guests – 2 hours required for face painting. We could also offer a choice of a glitter tattoo or face paint to each child, but not both.
35 – 50 guests – 2 artists for 2 hours to comfortably fit all the children in. 

How do I remove face paint?

We recommend face paints be removed after 2 – 3 hours, ideally in a bath or shower with a facecloth and soap or baby shampoo (no more tears). Using lotions or baby wipes may react with some ingredients in the paints and make them harder to remove or may cause discomfort. There is no set time limit for wearing face paint but we don’t recommend children wear any face paint to bed. It can get messy!

  1. Start with warm water and a gentle soap. Baby wash/shampoo is ideal.
  2. Wet a face cloth, add some gentle soap, and wash the face. Take care around the eyes.
  3. If there’s any residue, apply a little oil. Baby oil or coconut oil are great… but olive oil does the trick just as well.
  4. Rub oil over the stubborn areas and the stains come right off!

If you do get face paint on clothing or bed sheets, please wash them as the label describes.

We do try to test all of our paints for easy removal and avoid using any brands that stain. We don’t want our clothes stained either!

How clean is the face painting equipment?

Brushes are washed using specially formulated brush soap and sponges are washed in a washing machine at 40 degrees using non-bio washing powder. This is done following the end of each painting session. All equipment is dried thoroughly stored safely and replaced regularly.


Additional cleaning and sanitation procedures are in place between painting children to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any concerns or would like to know more please read our Covid-19 information page or please get in touch with us

How do I book a Face Painter?

Please send us your contact and event details by completing the enquiry form on our enquiry page

Using our online enquiry form will send us all the information we require for your event in one place.

We will respond to your enquiry form within 24 hours with information regarding cost, availability and a link to pay the deposit

If you do not wish to proceed with your booking, we will delete your details after 7 days to comply with GDPR.

There are certain times of the year when we are very busy, therefore we are unable to hold or reserve dates, so please book early to avoid any disappointment. 

You can check availability here

When is the best time to book?

You can book up to a year in advance. We are sometimes booked quite far in advance, especially for seasonal holidays, bank holiday weekends and larger organised events. But we find it’s normally about a month or two before, for private birthday parties.  

Our busiest times are weekends between 12pm and 4pm. These times book up first. However morning times 10 am – 12pm and later afternoon 4pm – 6pm are more likely to be available if it’s a particularly busy weekend or if your event date is only a few weeks away.

What if I have to cancel?

If you do have to cancel, for any reason, please inform us as soon as possible by calling 07590 567 899 as there may be delays using email/Facebook correspondence. It also allows us to offer that time slot to another enquiry. 

Please keep us informed of any changes and if you have changed your mind, that’s ok too.

If you have paid a booking fee or balance, a full refund will be issued.

Please read our cancelation policy in our Booking Terms & Conditions here

How can I get in touch?

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