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Sticky Hardwood Floor Stain after 5 days

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I put stain on my hardwood floors, but did not wipe them off as instructed because I liked the color. It's 5 days later and the floors are still sticky. Any suggestions on how to get them dry so I can start applying the polyurethane? Also, the bottle of poly states to apply 2-3 coats and once the final coat is on, not to put anything heavy on the floors for 14-21 days. Is this true? I was hoping to move in a week after the poly coats were applied.
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You shouldn't need to wipe stain off. But that ofcourse depends on the process/prepping you did when you applied it. Stain should never take that long to dry.
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