Watco oil with Min Wax water-based wipe-on poly
I need to freshen up a lot of our interior window casings and trim. My plan is to lightly sand them, and then re-apply some Watco Danish Oil finish (which is what was originally used when our house was built). After the oil finish has cured, I would like to use some Min Wax water-based wipe-on poly … I like the water-based wipe-on poly because it seems easy to work with, and it minimizes the odor.
I’m a bit confused about the technique to use when trying to remove dust. I would have typically just used a standard tack cloth before and after applying both the oil finish and the water-based poly. But I’ve since read that a traditional tack cloth and a water-based poly don’t work well together … a water dampened cloth is a better choice.
But what do I do if I’m using an oil based finish, followed by a water based top coating? A water dampened cloth seems like a bad idea when working with the oil based finish, but if I use a traditional tack cloth for the oil finish, won’t that negatively impact the water-based poly?
Any advice on what I should do?