FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 • Can the props be painted?

Absolutely. They are supplied with a flat white painted finish and are ready to be used straight away, or can be painted by hand or sprayed with any colour. They can be sanded and repainted endlessly. Use any acrylic, waterborne, oil or emulsion paint that you might pick up at a decorators or hardware store. Matt, eggshell, gloss - your choice!

 • Do you make bespoke sizes or items to order?

Yes. We have the means and expertise to make any prop you may require out of pretty much any material. The only limits are your budget and imagination. Allow 2-3 weeks for bespoke items, unless you want them expedited. Send us an email with your ideas - info@madprops.co.uk

 • What are the props made from?

All the props are made from moisture-resistant MDF. Most are solid, and some are hollow. The hollow props are carefully manufactured to fit together seamlessly, meaning no nasty cracks will appear under the paint over time. 

 • Do they damage easily?

The props are made to last. However, if one is accidentally dropped or dented then they can easily be repaired with some wood filler, sanded and painted over again.

 • So do you make other things?

Yes, between us we make a variety of furniture from free-standing, bespoke pieces to high-end residential and commercial fits. Some of our work can be seen here:

https://bertramwhitford.com/

 • What's with the lemons?

We use lemons in the product shots to provide a sense of scale for each prop. We also love lemon drizzle cake.

 • Is a lemon included with my order?

Unfortunately not. However, we're happy to recommend a sterling greengrocer if you're ever round this way.

 • Can I order an oversized lemon as a prop?

Of course. It would tickle us pink.

 • Why don't you use limes?

We spent some time deliberating over what fruit to use in our photos, but in the end we felt that this particular green citrus might steal the limelight.

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