This Storage Step is easy to use and maintain. It is made from durable, molded plastic and has a better advantage over wooden steps. They never need to be stained or re painted like wooden steps. Plastic does not rot, flake, chip or rust - will last for years. The resin is UV resistant so fading will not occur for years. It is light and durable - it will last through harsh conditions for many years. Just spray and wipe down with water to clean it. The plastic is textured, so it will not be slippery when wet and will reduce slipping. The storage inside has a durable hinged lid to keep it closed tightly. This step is great for many uses: for pools and spas to store chemicals, for horse barns to store products or to assist in grooming or mounting, and also can be used for boating.