I am currently putting together a sideboard that is to be a prop for an
upcoming community theater production. Of course I am WAY behind
schedule and have no budget for this.
The no-budget had me build it out of pine - I was able to get some #2
pine at the BORG for pretty cheap and combined with some 1/2" plywood I
already had laying around I have the carcass pretty much done. I have
to make a couple of doors and finish attaching the trim molding. This
is supposed to be "junked up" as the director said so I created a number
of moldings on the router table and need to cut/miter them and attach
with some glue and "brads until the glue sets".
Since this is for a play it won't have any audience members closer than
about 10-12 feet, and most audience members considerably farther away
than that. I need to finish this and do so in a hurry. Durability is
NOT a concern. Close up looks are NOT a concern.
My plan was to use some Minwax wood conditioner that I have - it seems
to help out with blotchy stain coverage, and then some "walnut" stain,
followed by some sort of top coat.
Because time is tight, and I have a lot of routed beads, moldings, ect I
was thinking of spraying the finishes on. I have a air-sprayer and have
had pretty good success using it in the past to spray paint metal items
so I think I have the technique of using it down - just have never tried
it on woodworking projects. Does applying the conditioner, or stain
work well with one of these? Any hints or suggestions? What about a
quick to apply/dry clear finish?