Next, buy 40-, 600- and 1,000-grit sandpaper, a sanding block, grease and wax remover, poly sheeting, painter's tape, a tack rag and a microfiber cloth.
Use a tack rag to remove particles from the unmasked area.
Chances are some of this varnish or the chemical in your tack rag is being transferred to the surface of your stock as you wipe it down.
My experience has been that there is less of an effect from tack rags if an alcohol-based stain is used.
After buffing, remove the dust with a vacuum and a tack rag
Two traditional finishing tools, tack rags
and steel wool, should not be used with water-based finishes (Photo 4).
A manufacturer of tack rags
for wovens and nonwovens, Gekatex S.