This is awesome! Very easy to put together and stylish. I got the size two so that both of my 17 lbs dogs would fit in it together, and it’s perfect. They even have some room to spare and move around a bit when locked in. It has already some in handy to keep them away while I mop! I’m not sure if there is a clear protective top coat to the paint or not because if there is, it’s very thin and matte. While the construct is stylish, the finish is not. I would have loved either a satin finish or a thicker top coat. It could be that the top coat doesn’t feel like it’s there because the wood needed more sanding prior to paint to smooth it out. It’s just kind of rough. That’s my only complaint.