How would you describe a hand painted backdrop by HAPACA studio?

Our hand-painted backdrops are created using a variety of techniques, including a paint roller, brush, and airbrush, with acrylic paint on a 10 oz (285g)/sqm organic cotton canvas. Each painted canvas is rolled onto a 13ft (390cm) cardboard tube, 5cm inside diameter, fitting a standard scaffolding pole. The canvas, including the cardboard tube, weighs around 12kg, varying with the amount of paint used. These backdrops are transported in padded bags weighing approximately 1kg, ensuring safe and easy handling.

How do I rent a backdrop?

This is very simple! Just go to our rental backdrops section, add the backdrops of your choosing to the basket, then go to your basket and fill in your details on the form there.

Please note, by filling in the form you are not confirming the rental, only requesting a booking. After submitting the form, a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

Do you deliver or do I need to organise my own transport?

Yes we are very flexible with transport options. The cost within central Stockholm area is approximately SEK850 plus VAT depending on the distance from STHLM Lights. The costs outside Stockholm will differ. 

You may also organise your own transport and in that case the you take full responsibility of the proper transportation of rented backdrops to and from HAPACA Studio.

What kind of a van do I need to book?

For Small backdrops you only need a smaller sized van or even a car - just make sure it can accommodate 300cm. For Medium and Large backdrops you need a Luton van or a long wheel-base van, that can fit 380cm.

What are your opening hours?

Official opening hours are Mon - Fri, 8am - 7pm but we are very flexible so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Are the photos and colours of the backdrops on your website accurate?

All our backdrops are shot using flat lighting without any additional contrast and balanced to 5600K. Please be aware that all monitors are colour calibrated in different ways, or not at all, so we advise if you’d like to see the true colours please use a properly calibrated monitor, or try to look on different screens. Also be aware the colours look different in different types of light. For example, if you unroll a backdrop underneath a tungsten, or fluorescent studio lights, the colours will look different to the colours on our website.

Please be aware all our rental backdrops are being hired out regularly so they show various signs of usage, especially within first 6ft (2m) where the subject usually stands. These are not major markings which would drastically influence the photos.

Always be sure to check the High Resolution image of each particular backdrop to see the most accurate texture. 

If you need the backdrop to be absolutely flawless without any usage marks please check with us so we can make sure it will meet your expectations, especially when shooting moving image where spots can't be retouched.

Our backdrops are made of 9oz and 10oz organic canvas so there will be some light material creases in the fabric compared to purposely built MDF board flats.

Do you hire backdrop support systems?

Yes, you can add the backdrop support (2x double wind ups, 1x scaffolding pole) when creating booking

Can anyone download and use the images on your website?

All images are subject to copyright therefore any further use except references is prohibited.

What if a backdrop gets damaged? What are the costs?

In the event of loss, theft, or damage, the client is liable for a replacement or damage fee (please read the “Damage Charge Sheet")

How do I look after the backdrop?

Don’t use anything sharp to unwrap the backdrop.

If you must stand on the backdrop, please wipe your shoes clean first.

If a model is wearing heels, please put gaffer tape or soft pads on them to prevent serious damage and tears.

Don’t use staples!

To roll back the backdrop properly, please do it on a clean, even floor.

If you don’t have enough floor space, you can roll it on the scaffolding pole, but make sure it’s not bending too much, as this causes creasing & damage to the cloth. Usually it’s better to roll it in the middle and keep supporting the bar so it’s straight and the cloth rolls on nicely.

Please report to us if any damage is caused.

Can your backdrop be folded?

All painted backdrops rolled on cardboard tube MUST NOT be folded, this can damage the backdrop beyond repair but there are plenty of folded backdrops on our website which are folded in a bag, just tick the "folded" filter in the Hapaca search section.

Can I paint on your backdrop?

Absolutely not, you will be charged the full replacement fee.

Can I come and see the backdrops before buying/renting?

You certainly may, but some small charge may apply.

Do i get a refund if i don't use the hired backdrop on my shoot?

Unfortunately not, once the backdrop is out on hire we can't rent to other customers so we would be loosing on profits. 

Do you create custom backdrops?

Yes. Please email us to office@hapacastudio.com to discuss further.

Are the backdrop sizes stated on your website absolutely accurate?

The canvas tends to shrink based on how much acrylic paint is applied but its never more than 35cm.

Do you hire or sell abroad?

If you need to hire and take our backdrop abroad, you can certainly do so, but you have to organize your own transport. If you purchase one, it's easy to send it globally but only up to 270cm in length when rolled (which is the actual width of the canvas) . Anything over that gets very pricey but it is possible so please email us to discuss.

Can I extend my hire?

Please contact us as soon as you know you’d like to extend your booking, as the backdrop may already be on option with a different client. In general though, it’s not a problem.

Contact us

+46 (0)8-599 851 70


STHLM Lights

Norra Stationsgatan 75

113 64


Unique hand painted canvas backdrops and various types of fabrics for photographic and film sets, interior designers, fashion shows, exhibitions and more.

Both hire and purchase options available.

For examples of our and our client's collaborations please visit In use section on our homepage.


All images are subject to copyright ©