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Troutman rockers proudly wear a Sherwin Williams water based urethane

From the manufacturer:

"Our Sherwin Williams finish is a three coat water based Urethane modified Acrylic product. Water based coatings penetrate the wood more naturally and allow for improved adhesion over conventional oil or alkyd based products. The Acrylic allows the coating to expand and contract with the wood in an exterior environment, we recommend covered porch use, and the Urethane allows it to last for years. Water based products have the added benefit of Low VOC's (volatile organic compounds) making them more environmentally friendly; in addition, they last longer than oil based coatings. Competitors typically use a catalyzed varnish on their product; a durable interior finish. Varnishes, however, cannot expand and contract when exposed to the elements, this causes the finish to crack and fail quickly.

Sherwin Williams is as dedicated to producing high quality paints as Troutman Chair is to handcrafting heirlooms"

As noted above by Troutman Chair, their outdoor finishes are designed for use on a covered porch away from nature's elements. Because your furniture is made with solid hardwoods, if used outdoors it will age similar to the wood on your home. Maintenance of your furniture will help keep its finish looking new. Whether covered porch or indoors, keep your furniture cleaned and polished with a high quality furniture polish to extend the life of the finish. Should your furniture get wet, please be sure to dry it as soon as possible. The finish on any wood product will eventually begin to deteriorate. To restore its beauty, the manufacturer recommends a light hand sanding and cleaning followed by application of a quality finish material as directed by your local store. Periodic touch up of scratches and nicks will protect the wood and keep moisture and mildew from building up.

View larger samples of the finish selections by clicking on the small samples below. Please note that these colors are close approximations to the actual colors. Due to monitor variations and natural variations in the wood itself, the actual colors may vary from what you see here. Not all products available in all finishes.

Read Troutman Chair Company Finish Care Information (pdf)


Standard Finish: Clear finish over oak, available on all pieces.
Deluxe Finish: All the painted finishes.
Hand Rubbed Stain: Available in Cherry, Village Oak, Harvest Oak, and Medium Oak.
Ready to Finish: All pieces are also available unfinished.

Natural White Hunter Green Charleston Green Black

(std finish)

White Hunter Green **Charleston Green** Black
Geranium New England Yellow New England Green Seaside Navy
Geranium Red New England Yellow New England Green Seaside Navy 
Cherry Village Oak Harvest Oak Medium Oak  
Cherry Village Oak Harvest Oak Medium Oak  

Legend says that Charleston Green, a green so deep it looks black, came about after the Civil War when Union troops sent buckets of black paint to help rebuild the decimated town. Colorful Charleston residents couldn't bear the thought of their Holy City being painted government-issued black, so they tinted the paint with yellow and green, creating Charleston's signature greenish-black accent color. Whatever the origins the color can best be described as bluish-blackish-green. Some paint specifications have the mixture as 70% black, 27% green, and 3% yellow. It has been said that only a trained eye with bright light can distinguish the difference between the color black and the color of Charleston Green and this can also be said about the Troutman Charleston Green finish. If you are looking for a color that is overtly green you may like Hunter Green better but if you are looking for the historic color of Charleston Green you'll be very happy with this finish.


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In a hurry? Ordering for Mother's Day? Check our current availability list (pdf) for rockers ready to ship immediately. We update the list daily but it's subject to change as sales come in so act fast if you see something you want. Anything not on the list may take 2 to 4 weeks because of the Covid-19 situation right now.