I have never had a problem with a water based poly over a oil stainâ€¦as long as you do what Scott says and let it dry ALL the way. But I also use .
Both water based and oil based poly offer good protection; the biggest difference is. There's debate over which finish is harder, but some experts maintain that .
Will the oil based Minwax polyurethane we have work or do we need to buy c.. Water based over oil stain is fine—but poly is not the best finish, IMHO.
In this video, Tom Monahan of General Finishes explains how you can use oil based and water based.
By the way, I waited overnight for the stain to set before hitting it with the poly, which is quite different than the way I topcoat water–based stains .
MinwaxÂ® PolycrylicÂ® Protective Finish is a crystal clear, fast-drying protective topcoat for use over bare wood, oil– and water–based stains, paint and wallpaper.