Each planter is raised on attached feet to limit contact with the ground and to permit air circulation below the planter to reduce moisture. Avoid the collection of standing water in the bottom of the planter, which can cause rusting and deterioration.
Each planter is shipped with drainage holes and is recommended for both indoor and outdoor use. They are frost resistant, but will age naturally over time. The use of fertilizers or other chemicals may affect the planter's appearance. Continuous and prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause slight fading.
These lightweight steel containers are handmade from steel sheets 1.2 mm thick. The natural oxidation of the surface is chemically accelerated until the desired rust coloration is achieved. The surface patina is then stabilized and further oxidation prevented by the application of a chemical sealant.
If used outdoors, it is recommended that an appropriate sealant is applied to maintain the surface finish and prevent oxidation. If not sealed, the planters will darken and rust, which may cause staining on the surfaces below.