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Frequently asked questions

Booking info

What comes with a group booking?

Group bookings 1 hour. Up to 6 people per group. This reserves your spot to splatter paint then purchase paint $3/bottle, or canvases if you choose. If you wish to book a party instead, see the party booking page for party info.

How many people can attend?

6 for a group, 15 for a large group. 20 for a party. There are no execptions to this. Those numbers are include all persons in attendance. This includes parents dropping off children as well. We do not have lobby space for people to congregate. If you are trying to do this event for a celebration, please book a party and you will have table seating for up to 20 as well as 2 hours.

Are canvases included?

Canvases can be purchased additionaly

Can I arrive early to set up?

Up to 15 minutes early for Party bookings. Please no early arrivals for group bookings.

Can I bring my own canvases or paint?

No. We use specific paint. Our canvases have take-home boxes made for them so you can transport your wet artwork.

If I book a spot will I share the space?

Yes. please follow 6 ft social distance

Can I bring food?

Food is only allowed for party bookings.

Is a membership required


What if I need more than 1 hour?

If you need more than 1 hour, book a party as they are 2 hrs slots.

Will I receive a confirmation email?

Yes, it is automated. If you don't receive it, check your spam or junk folder, it may end up there.

How big are the bottles of paint?

2oz. 1 bottle can go very far when designing a canvas. Paint wars will use more paint.

Can I book 2 group spots?

No. We have the groups spaced out for a reason, and we have a 1st and 2nd floor splatter area, if you book 2 spots, your groups won't be doing the activty together will. If you need space for more people, please book the appropiate type of booking.

Does my group booking allow seating or food?

No, group or large group bookings aren't for seating or food. Please book a Party if you are wanting to have a party.

General FAQ

How much paint will I use?

You should plan on at least 3 bottles of paint per person but, how much you use is really up to you.

Will the paint stain my clothing?

It may! We use high quality paint so it glows bright in the black light and creates a vibrant design on your canvas. We have caps, ponchos, and shoe covers to help with the mess for $1/each.

Will the paint stain my body or hair?

No. It will wash off easily in the shower at your home.

Do you have clean up areas?

We have a sink and paper towels for you to use. These are only meant to be used to wash your hands and face. It is not intended for a FULL BODY WASH. You will NOT be able to get 100% clean. After you wash yourself, the blacklight will still show a bit of paint residue that you will not be able to see in white light. If you are concerned about mess then we recommend the use of shower caps, ponchos and shoe covers.

Will the paint get in my car?

It could and it is up to you to protect it. We do have free plastic for you to use to cover your seats. Although the paint can stain some fabrics, it does wash off of most non porous materials with soap and water.

Can I bring my own canvases or paint?

No. We use specific paint. Our canvases have take-home boxes made for them so you can transport your wet artwork.

What do we do at Splatter Box?

You can paint on walls, create designs on each other, and our suggested use of desiging on canvases. Many parties turn into a "paint fight" and it is a blast. Please understand this uses more paint. We measure fun in happiness, not time.

What kind of music do you play?

We play music that is upbeat and makes for a fun environment. We cannot guarantee you won't hear a curse word.

Is Splatter Box an actual box?

No. It is a large shared space to get messy.

How old is your building?

It is the oldest industrial building in Albany, built in 1867. Also known as the Ironworks Building.

Do you have lockers?

Yes. We have lockers for you to store valuables and locks to use at no cost. Just ask for a lock.

How do we take home wet canvases?

We have boxes that come with your purchase of a canvas.

Do I have to wear shoes?

YES. Closed toe shoes are required.

Is this a guided lesson?

No. Splatter Box is a DIY studio. You get the paint and create your own artwork.

Is photography allowed?

Yes. We encourage you to take photos and please tag us on FB and IG! By entering the studio you acknowledge that you may ave your picture taken and it may be posted online.

When are you busiest?

Sunday evenings are generally a little less busy but no guarantees.

Do you do refunds

No refunds.

Do I have to chaperone my child.

Yes, any child under 16 must have an adult chaperone in view of the child at all times. Maximum 4 children per 1 adult chaperone.

Can we bring alcohol when its not BYOB?

Look for special 21+events on Saturday nights. Unless it says you can BYOB on your booking, please don't. Hard alcohol is NEVER allowed. Please limit your beverages to beer, wine, and cider ONLY.

Is there a viewing area?

You may see a viewing area on one of the videos, but unfortunatley we were unable to keep paint off of it, and it is no longer available. Parents will have to attend inside the splatter box. If you are booking a party, then you will have table seating available for guests to wait outside of the painting area.

Are the videos current?

Over the years we have had various videos made, and they do a great job of showing the activity, but we have had to make a few changes to how the bookings are made. Make sure to read the booking info and don't rely just on the video information.

Do all bookings get to use the splatter area

Yes of course. If you book a group, party, or after dark option, all of these bookings means you can throw paint in the splatter area.

Do you have a telephone number?

As we are a family run business and now home school full time, we have found the best option to respond promptley is either thru Facebook messages or email at Splatter Box phone is 5412317922 if you do need to talk to someone via telephone. Usually questions can be answered via the faq pages as we keep these updated as much as we can. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will contact us.

Are there age restrictions?

No, we are all ages except for the adult nights. We leave the discretion up to the parents or care takers if they are of the senior popluation. Most kids of all ages love playing in the paint, especially with there hands, some young children may be overwhelmed with all of the excitment and paint throwing. We suggest doing a canvas with the youngest ones vs paint throwing, but again, it is up to parents discretion.

What kind of paint do you use?

It's non toxic and conforms to ASTM d-4236 regulations and is AP certified. It is a flourescent tempura paint. If you have any allergy concerns we recommend you to skip this activity.

Do you provide safety glasses?

We do provide those for you. Please put in the dirty supplies bucket when your done. The paint is safe and non toxic, but we have found it to be more comfortable to keep out of your eyes with the glasses.

Can we squirt with water?

No. Using water to fill bottles or any other way in Splatter Box is Vandalism. Do not throw/shoot or pour water. It destroys floors, walls, stereo equipment, and electrical. We are not a water fight facility. Those caught doing this will be responsible for damages.

After Dark

What does BYOB mean?

Bring Your Own Beer. On Saturday nights Splatter Box becomes 21yrs. and older. You are welcome to bring beer, wine, or cider. No hard alcohol. This is only allowed at specified times on Saturday nights, and no minors are allowed at that time.

Can I bring food?

Food is allowed but you only have access to tables for a party.

What kind of music do you play?

We play music that is upbeat and makes for a fun environment.

If I book a spot will I share the space?

Yes, Please keep 6ft distance from other groups.

CDC guidelines

What is your policy regarding coronavirus?

We have increased cleaning procedures, wear face coverings, added more splatter space for distancing, revamped our scheduling procedures, and business model. We are following the other various cdc guidelines. Per the governors guideline, subjects are required to wear masks indoors unless eating or it's not practical, such as when getting wet or painted. We will be spacing 6ft apart so you are not required to be wearing a mask while seated at your table(eating), using the bathroom, clean up sink, or painting. Do to the ever changing guidelines, please check with the cdc website for the most up to date guidelines regarding masks, etc. We ask guests to stay home if they have covid 19 related symptoms or have recently been exposed to anyone who has tested positive.