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?