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    Default How to get the smell of cats' urine out of floorboards

    How to get the smell of cats out of exposed wooden floorboards; any suggestions?

    Kitty Litter did not work, on a regular basis it seems.
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    Lightbulb Drastic measure

    Damned good scrubbing on your hands and knees - for the cat.

    Another coat of varnish - for the floorboards.

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    shoot the cats?
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    Rub the little blighter's nose in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    Damned good scrubbing on your hands and knees - for the cat.

    Another coat of varnish - for the floorboards.
    Recommendations for chemical cleaner?
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    Neutralise it. (The smell, not the cat). Try rubbing it with surgical spirit, methylated spirit, vinegar or soda water. Alternatively Pet Odour Eliminator spray from Asda.

    Then give the cat a severe talking to, until it hangs its head in shame.

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    Detergent, then vinegar, then more detergent. If the boards are not sealed, THEN sand and varnish.

    Don't use Febreze, or anything similar - smells worse than the cat.

    And shoot the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telometer View Post
    Detergent, then vinegar, then more detergent. If the boards are not sealed, THEN sand and varnish.

    Don't use Febreze, or anything similar - smells worse than the cat.

    And shoot the cat.
    At least submit it to an intensive re-education programme involving a cat flap, a garden and a small trowel.

    Actually... we're all assuming it was Bel's cat that committed the offence. It may not have been!

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    If it was my cat, would I have posted it on the main forum?

    Because it was a T's cat(s), it qualifies!!

    May I add that this is long term ingrained cat situation; the kind that happens when T can no longer cope.
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    Default Bad Smell Solution

    Please don't try water or soaps they don't work and can even make things much worse. I've been around this loop and spent hours maybe days researching the web saving my learning for this very day when I would see such a posting.
    You need a scientific product which utilizes bacterial enzyme technology, it will literally change the molecular nature of the source of the smell.
    I thought I was going to spend hundreds replacing carpets and floor boards until I discovered this stuff.
    Find your own brand, but for what it's worth I used a product that goes under the name of "Simple Solution", it comes guaranteed to work, I got it in one of the big Pet shop sheds.
    When I used it on carpets and absorbent chipboard the smell didn't disappear immediately but over a period of days things just got better and better.
    All landlords should know about this technology and I hope this helps put the message out there.

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