Anytime a web page asks you for sensitive information, you need to be able to identify if the page is secure or not. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) was created for this very purpose. It encrypts the data before transmitting it across the web. Check the web page URL after you press the "checkout" button. Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters "http". However, over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with "https" - note the "s" at the end. This is proof that the checkout process is secure.
We ship our products in top grade cardboard boxes and use spray molding foam to ensure your purchase arrives safely. Product ships UPS Ground unless other services have been paid for or other arrangements have been made.
Yes. The product is ready for the outdoors. We suggest you use common sense during extreme weather by placing birdbaths, fountains, planters etc… indoors during freezing conditions. The Industrial strength sealant we use has a life span of 5 years. But, it certainly can not hurt to re-seal your product once a year.
Our product is sealed with an industrial strength sealant so some paints will not adhere. Although we do not offer this as a service, occasionally we have hand painted our artwork and we have had success with acrylic paints. We recommend re-sealing the statue when you're finished painting. If you know in advance you are going to paint a statue then you should order the statue in our classic color with natural finish and request us to not seal the statue.