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We will be closed for the Christmas period through to the New Year to enjoy the festive season and hope you will be doing the same!
Our closing dates are the 21 st of December until the 8 th of January.
Orders and questions between these dates will not be seen until the 8 th of January when we return revived and refreshed!

Facepaint Wiki - Painters

AGGIE’S ANSWERS

21-Mar-2017

Painter

Aggie used to be our resident Agony Auntie. We’ve reproduced the questions and answers here as not much changes in the land of face painting! Everything she covered is just as pertinent now.

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Baby Wipes

21-Mar-2017

Painter

We have been concerned for a long time about problems with baby wipes that a lot of people use to remove face paint. These should not be used on the face, they sometimes contain alcohol and can sting or bring on a rash.

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Contracts

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is very important that you always have a contract before you set out on a job. The contract should set out your agreed fee, where you will be working, and contact phone numbers at the very least. Being clear about arrangements helps both you and your client.

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Disclaimer

21-Mar-2017

Painter

This document is available in laminated form from our shop. We have reproduced the text here in case you would like to make your own.

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Do I need a DBS check?

21-Mar-2017

Painter

We have revised our previous article which was called “To CRB or not the CRB” in the light of changes to legislation.

DBS stands for Disclosure and Barring Service, and is roughly the equivalent of what used to be called a CRB check. This was always a contentious subject, with many agents and corporate employers demanding that face painters have one before they would give them work.

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How to Choose Your Face Painter

21-Mar-2017

Painter

If you are looking to hire a professional face painter, it can be confusing and difficult to select who would be best for your special event. Here are a few guidelines to help you decide on who to choose:

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How to Find Work

21-Mar-2017

Painter

If you have just started looking for work as a face painter you need to be prepared to do some voluntary work to start with. This will help you to speed up, get yourself known and give you practice with all the popular designs. If there are other face painters in the same area talk to them and become friends, don't try to undercut them as you will end up working for peanuts and they will hate you. If they are much more experienced they may be happy to pass you some work they might turn down due to budgets and also to help you. Be grateful. Do not poach their clients.

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Insurance

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is pretty essential that face painters are covered by Public Liability Insurance if they are working professionally, but not a legal requirement.

Even a friend may feel like suing you if you spill black paint over their white shag pile. Insurance is not there to compensate people who develop an allergy, it is to compensate for accidents and accidents can happen.

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Invoicing

21-Mar-2017

Painter

You may not be familiar with what's needed for a commercial invoice. Here is a useful explanation, and a sample invoice.

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New to facepainting?

21-Mar-2017

Painter

So you're new to the facepainting world! Welcome, put your seat belt on, it can be a bumpy ride! It can also be a lot of fun, really rewarding, and EVERYONE (professional) seems to get told "that's the best facepainting I've ever seen". It's a wonderful ego boost, a child's smile as they look in the mirror is worth a thousand Thank You's (they often forget, bless).

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Paradise Triple Load Brush and One Stroke Painting

21-Mar-2017

Painter

After playing with this brush and getting some interesting effects, we have been wondering how you are supposed to use it! We asked the manufacturers (Mehron) and at last we have a reply, and this is what they say:

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Starting Out

21-Mar-2017

Painter

Have you ever thought "I could do that!" when watching a face painter?

Well maybe you could!

Face painting is an incredibly rewarding activity whether it is just for fun on your children and their friends, or you dream of becoming a professional. You will always have grateful admirers and happy photos, even if your artwork ends up hot and sticky, covered in candy floss and going up and down on a bouncy castle.

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The London School of Facepainting

21-Mar-2017

Painter

It is with regret that the London School of Facepainting has decided not to continue with offering classes for the foreseeable future.

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