How To Remove Cat Urine Stains From Hardwood Floors
If you have hardwood floors, you probably have had your cat lay claim to a part of them at one time or another. Like carpets, you can also remove cat urine stains from hardwood floors easily as well.
What you will need:
- Squirt bottle
- Hydrogen peroxide (full strength – 3.5%)
- Plastic wrap (optional)
- Sanding materials (sander or sandpaper, depending on the size of the stain)
- Take the squirt bottle and fill it with full-strength hydrogen peroxide (the type you can buy from the drug store). Squirt the stain and allow it to sit for one minute; at this point, the varnish will be able to be scraped off – do so.
- Apply the solution again, more liberally this time. Allow the spot to sit for 2 hours. During this time, you can cover the area with plastic wrap. This is not necessary, but some people say that it holds in the moisture from the peroxide and allows more of the stain to be soaked up.
- You may need to repeat the second step several times, depending on how dense the stain is. In between applications, sand the area. This, of course, will mean that you will have to refinish the area (which you were probably planning on doing anyway, so this shouldn’t be a big deal).
It’s an incredibly simple process, even if you have to refinish the area that the stain was in. This will help you to eliminate the cat urine stains and any possible smells that you may have gotten from the stain.