Return to the Pet Debates Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Urine odor in walls/floors

Posted by kj927 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 1, 09 at 15:17

We have a 50+ year old house that we haven't done anything to for the last 10+ years or so as far as paint and carpet. There are hardwood floors throughout, but the living room and hallways are carpeted so I don't know what shape the floor is underneath it. If it's like the bedrooms, they should be refinished.

My late beloved kitty (had her for 19 years!) and beloved pup (had him for 16!) were urinating on carpets all over the house in their later years. Now that they are gone, I want to get my house back in order and am afraid that the smell of pet urine has soaked into the hardwood floors through the carpet and permeated into the painted walls.

How should I treat the walls? They'll have to be washed before painting to remove dust and such - what should I use? Should I use a sealer as an undercoat before I paint? Is there a special paint I should use?

I am going to pull up carpet after I paint so I won't have to worry about spills or drips. I've read that the best way to get the odor out of the floor is to sand out the spots, then refinish. I plan to either cover with area rugs or put something like Pergo down, so I have to get the smells out.

Any suggestions?

KJ


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

We just bought a repo house where the previous occupants had several inside dogs and carpets on the main floor and in the basement. Even with the carpets mostly removed, the small was horrific.

$30 worth of Natures Miracle sprayed over the entire main floor and carpet removal in the basement and simple mopping of the previously painted concrete floors solved the problem.

I installed maple hardwood floors on the main level over 15 pound felt---no urine or felt smell.


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

I live in the deep South and we have a LOT of humidity. Did your fix work when it was humid?

KJ


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

We often have 60-70% humidity---in a year we have had NO smell problems.

Sometimes one of our dogs(a special diet dog) gets some of the other dogs food and cannot control her bowels---the smellmof that is horrific. She usually eliminates on slate floors, but once in a while she hits a rug. Carpet shampoo for the mess---and Natures Miracle for the odor works every time.


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

Thanks! I'll get some this weekend and keep my fingers crossed! 8*)

KJ


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

For the walls, you should look for Kilz primer. You may want to wash what you can and let it dry before using the primer. I am having pretty good luck using the formula using hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish washing liquid in the link below.


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

Urine Contamination Treatment or even better, Microban. Both from JonDon and they WORK. I've tried everything under the sun for 5 years and this is the very first time I have had instant and sustained success,


 o
RE: Urine odor in walls/floors

we have a rental house & now will not allow tenants to have cats ..

where other cats have been with prior tenants, a new cat can detect where the previous strange cat has been & urinated/sprayed & will urinate there- even if the cat has been neutered, there is another kind of a 'spray' they eject & leave & it went through the carpet, padding & soaked into the concrete floor beneath ... the smell on entering the house was over-powering!! We had to remove the carpet, padding & soak the yellow stain on the floor with chlorox, pet urine spray, etc. & finally was told we had to paint all over the concrete area & molding to get rid of the odor!This was not our first of several experiences with tenants with house cats but hopefully will be the last! Guess if it is your own cat & your own house & no other stray cat in the house there may not be this 'spray' problem!?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Pet Debates Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here