FAQ – Face Painting

How many faces can you paint in an hour?

We can paint on average 10-12 full faces per hour ever we can paint up to 20 faces per hour by offering smaller designs with less detail.

How far will you travel?

Although we are based in Central Bedfordshire, we travel anywhere within the UK. The first 10 miles of travel are included in the price of the booking. For distances over 10 10-mile radius, we reserve the right to charge for travel expenses.

How much do you charge?

This depends on the type of event, location, the (approx.) number of guests attending and the duration of the event. Rates also vary if the event is during daytime hours (9 am-5 pm) or if it is in evening hours (starting from 5 pm).

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes, all our artists hold their own Public Liability Insurance, certificates can be provided on request.

What products do you use and are they safe on the skin?

The face painting products we use have all been thoroughly tested and the paints are skin-safe. We have been using the brands for over 10 years with never an incident, but we are always willing to do a patch test on the arm if required. You can also take a look at our Health & Safety Page for more details.

Can my child have their face painted 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 arm or hand instead. Please refer to our Health & Safety page for more information.

How old does my child have to be to have their face painted?

We do not advise a full face painting on any child under the age of 3 years. However, depending on the artists’ discretion, we can paint a small cheek or hand motif design if the child is 3 years old.

How long will face painting last?

This depends on many factors including sweating, dribbling, the environment you’re exposed to etc. so we are unable to guarantee a specific length of time. However, on average the face painting should last until it’s washed off with soap and water. Face paint is water-based, so will come off if exposed to rain/water play! Glitter tattoos are temporary and last up to 7 days. Chunky festival glitter will last until washed off with soap and water.

How do I remove the face paint?

The best way to remove the paint is with warm water, soap and a flannel. We do not advise you to use baby wipes as they can often irritate the skin since they may contain lanolin or other water barriers.

Can I learn to face paint?

Yes of course! We run face painting one-to-one training sessions from home in Central Bedfordshire UK or a group training session at a venue to suit you please contact us for further information.

Our event is outside, will you bring a gazebo?

If you are having an outdoor event then you must provide some form of shelter i.e. gazebo for the artist/s to be protected from all elements. If you are not able to do this, then please let us know as we may be able to supply one, although this will incur additional charges.

Will the face paint stain Bouncy Castles?

We are unable to guarantee that the face paints will not stain a bouncy castle. If you intend to book a bouncy castle alongside our face painting service we recommend you ask your bouncy castle company if they allow face painted children on their castles. Some have strict policies. We can help provide you with contact information of companies that do allow face paints, so please ask.
We have been reliably informed by a bouncy castle owner, that face paint stains can be removed from bouncy castles with ‘De-Solv-It Stain Remover’ and a Magic Eraser. If you don’t have any of that then some Coconut Oil and a magic eraser should also do the trick.
It is also worth noting that we are aware there are a few colours from specific brands of professional face paints that can be a lot more difficult to remove than others and therefore we do not use those particular colours in our kit.
As mentioned, all of the above advice is what we have learnt from having discussions with a well-established bouncy castle owner/face painter who has carried out specific testing on all the professional face paint brands and the most notoriously hard-to-remove colours. They tested them on white bouncy castle material and tried various cleaning products, which is why I have shared very specific advice above.

Do I need a face painter with a DBS (CRB) 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, which are now known as Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Here is a link to explain further;


Is there anything else that I need to know when booking for a party?

You can contact us for your booking enquiries as well as for any further information regarding our products and services. You can always refer to our Terms & Conditions page to answer any of your questions.

E: hello@moondust-bodyart.co.uk

T: 07925 330277

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