All chimeneas are supplied with instructions of how to light them and look after them - PLEASE READ these before FIRST USE and keep to hand for future reference. These chimeneas are hand made using traditional methods, in a Mexican style for indoor and outdoor use. Clay chimeneas are sensitive to frost so we do recommend either a Fleece Insulated Cover or taking the chimenea into a shed or garage over the cold winter period, to extend it's life. The metal stand will rust eventually due to the natural elements, but a black spray paint is available to restore it's initial look. The chimenea colour will change with use.