I just finished sanding and staining a hallway with hardwood floors. I used water-based stain. What steps should I take (if any) before applying the water-based polyurethane? Should I vacum and use a damp rag to pick up any dust? I'm worried that the vacum might scuff the stain. I'm worried thatthe damp rag will raise the grain, but does that even matter since I'm putting on polyurethane?
I read that I shouldn't use a tack cloth on water-based stains.