Q: My floor installer put a second coat of polyurethane, one month after the first coat. It has been almost 5 days and it has not dried yet. It seems that the very top layer is dry, but when you try to step on it or push with a finger, it feels like wax and makes imprints.
It does not seem to get drier over the last 2 days. What’s the solution? Should I give it more time (and if yes, how much longer?) or will the floor need to be redone?
A: I don’t have near enough information here. I don’t know what region you are in, what finish was used, etc., but this does not sound good at all. Since this was done by your installer, am I safe to assume this is a new floor? I have never had a new floor take anywhere near that time to dry. On some very old floors there can be drying issues if the floors were waxed for many years.
This sounds to me that something has gone amiss in the first coat. What is his view?