We restained our deck 2 days ago and it is still tacky. Help…we have 22 people coming for a reunion tonight. It has been sunny, hot and humid.
You will have to let it dry. The actual dry time needed depends on many things; two primary reasons for extended dry time are humidity (already mentioned) and the amount of stain applied. Many homeowners and pro's apply to much stain. This creates a film that takes longer to dry and can peel later.