Casters For Rolling Chairs

ScenicKatie

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Joined
Mar 20, 2019
Location
Chicago
Hey there!

I am working on the set for a high school production of GREASE and the choreographer is hoping for 10 rolling chairs for Beauty School Dropout. My stage is rather beat up hard wood so I am looking for the best casters for a smooth and quiet ride during the number. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 

Van

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Jul 27, 2006
Location
Portland, Or.
Look for Urethane Casters
 

DrewE

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Mar 18, 2019
Location
Vermont
All other things being equal, larger diameter wheels will travel more smoothly over less than perfectly smooth and even surfaces. Something like 5" casters would be far better than standard chair wheels (but probably also look entirely out of place, alas).
 

lwinters630

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May 12, 2011
Location
west of Chicago
Hey there!

I am working on the set for a high school production of GREASE and the choreographer is hoping for 10 rolling chairs for Beauty School Dropout. My stage is rather beat up hard wood so I am looking for the best casters for a smooth and quiet ride during the number. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
As for your beat up Harwood, I have been very been very successful patching it with Ardex feather finish. Then coating with PPG Breakthrough Wrought iron black.