All of our metal signs are designed and cut in our shop in downtown Florence, Ks. Each piece is hand sanded on the front to give it a nice, finished look. They are left in their raw state and can naturally rust over time if exposed to moisture or humidity. Finish varies from one piece to the next. They can be painted overtime if desired..or you can contact us and we can paint them for an additional fee prior to shipping. Each piece is standing in reclaimed barn lumber. No two pieces are alike.