I rubbed a fresh coat of stain on my cabinets. 2 days later still have a sticky residue remaining. How can I remove it?
Removing the stain could be difficult. Try using a clean rag and paint thinner, mineral spirits. Before rubbing on the stain did you prep the cabinet surfaces? All surfaces must be very clean and lightly sanded first. After the stain dries a clear finish, varnish, must be applied to protect the stain.
The sticky residue could be caused from a surface contaminate or simply it's now is ready for an applied finish.