Round Top Collection products are made with a heavy gauge metal. When placed outside, we suggest spraying the product and stakes with clear coat, non yellowing, poyeurethane spray in a matte or satin finish. Some brand names include Krylon, Minwax, and Rustoleum. These products can be found at your local hardware store, Home Depot and Walmart. This small and inexpensive step will preserve the life of your garden decor product when exposed to the elements. Spray each year before displaying your seasonal decorations. These pieces also make beautiful indoor decorations in arrangements, table or mantle decor, or hung on doors.