Painted rocking chairs allow you to add a touch of color to your porch. For a long time, most of rocking chairs you could see on people’s porches were natural and unpainted. Then people found out that a couple of white rocking chairs on their porch, especially if their house is blue, yellow or green, look very clean and crisp. Some people prefer black rocking chairs for the air of elegance they give their outdoor space. But, there are so many colors between black and white, and contemporary colors are now available for painted rocking chairs as well. So, if you are looking for a bright, fire-engine red rocker, you will easily find it. Paint also protects your rocking chair from the rain and sun damage, and even some rocking chairs made of cheaper materials such as treated pine look great, and are durable, when painted with a high quality paint. Some woods like ask take paint better than others, so you will find that many available painted rocking chairs are made of strong, durable ash.