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Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

Posted by thapranksta (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 20, 12 at 17:15


I purchased a home about 10 months ago. The home is in really good condition but has had one major problem. The previous owner had a major issue with cat urination which is widely known to cause smells don't typically don't leave without removal of the soiled area. There are a couple of rooms in the home that have been taken through the ringer as far as damage to the subfloors and the drywall. After removing baseboards and pulling quite a bit of the drywall off, I discovered that the urine had soaked through to many of the studs, some of which are in the corner in a 3 stud configuration. There are also areas of the "sole plates" damaged as well.

Now I have some basic questions: Should only the bottom portion of the studs need to be replaced? Is this work I can attempt to do myself considering I have no prior experience with framing? If so, what are the recommended techniques especially for the 3 stud corner? If it is recommended I hire a contractor, what range can I expect the cost to fall in?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

If you already have the bad areas exposed, hit them with a couple coats of BIN( letting the first coat dry over night)

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

BIN or Kilz will work as well

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

Kilz did not work. I have not tried the BIN stuff.

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

If you use a cleaner or enzyme before trying BIN, is there any possibility of rot or other damage by oversaturating the wood?

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

Just let it dry over night and you will be fine.

Kilz OIL might work but Bin WILL work.

Put a fan on it over night if it will make you feel better

RE: Cat Urine Damage to 3 Stud Corners

If you say it will be fine, I will take your word for it.

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