Q: My husband broke all the rules when it comes to staining wood. Aside from a light mopping, he did no prep at all. No sanding, nothing. Then he applied wood stain to the floors. It is 3 days later. The floor is dry, but still a little sticky. Now there is sand popping up all over the floor, underneath a 6×8 rug that he replaced on the second day.
A: Oh boy. He didn’t sand the floor? He applied stain? It is dry but sticky? No. It isn’t dry or it would not be sticky. You are going to have to hire a professional to sand and finish these floors properly. It might cost more after his attempt. This is not DIY work.
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