Face Painting Safety

As always, hygiene and safety are my number one concerns when it comes to face painting. This is one reason that I paint only 10 children per hour at birthday parties.  I believe that rushing can lead to unhygienic practices. In an effort to keep a healthy environment at face painting events I take several precautions.
  • Surfaces are wiped down frequently with isopropyl alcohol. 
  • A clean sponge is used for each child so that face paints are not contaminated. 
  • After events, all sponges are washed with soap and water and then placed in a microwave for 2 minutes. They are then thoroughly dried and stored. 
  • For line work (face paint that is applied with a brush, not sponge) I'm trying out liquid face paint that will be applied from a clean palette. The palette will be wiped down between faces. 
  • A clean brush will be used for each child. 
  • After events, brushes are soaked in isopropyl alcohol for at least 3 minutes.
  • Stencils will be wiped with isopropyl alcohol between use. 
  • I frequently wash my hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer while face painting. 
If your child is sick they cannot be face painted.

At events where more than 10 children per hour will be face painted, I will not be able to provide detailed designs. They will be simple designs that do not require brushwork. 

Please contact me if you have any questions. 


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