Why isn't the stain on my butcher block island drying?
I have a butcher block island in my kitchen, the bottom part has drawers and cupboards which I painted white. I wanted to redo the butcher block because it looks like the previous owner used furniture polish on it and it's gummy. I sanded the entire block with an electric sander but whatever is on it didn't come off, so I got some stripper and stripped it to the bare wood (it's blond) and I wanted something a bit darker to match my China cabinet and table and chairs (which are a darker oak). I used TSP to clean the butcher block (twice). Then I sanded. I then applied the stripper and had to strip it several times to get all the guck off. Then I washed it again and applied a Min-wax wood perseverer. Then I stained it the color I chose a couple times and then added the polyethylene. The problem... that was three days ago and it isn't dry yet... it's sticky and doesn't seem to want to dry. Does anyone know what I did wrong?Suggestions appreciatedNancy
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