My wife's stupid cat has used a corner of out living room to piss in
off and on for year - usually when the weather is bad outside she'l use
the corner instead of venturing out the cat door.
So, we decided to pull up the stinky carpet and put down hardwood
floors. Today we pulled up the carpet and discovered the OSB board
underneath also reeks of canine urine.
So we used a strong detergent and let it dry. Still there's the odor
although only half as strong.
I could replace the OSB but that's a lot of work. What if I paint over
it before putting the hardwood floor down? Do you thin any odor would
waft up into the room?
Thanks for your feedback.
Bleach will take care of it. It may take several applications. May
need to soak
in as it were.
In spewed forth:
:: My wife's stupid cat has used a corner of out living room to piss
:: in off and on for year - usually when the weather is bad outside
:: she'l use the corner instead of venturing out the cat door.
:: So, we decided to pull up the stinky carpet and put down hardwood
:: floors. Today we pulled up the carpet and discovered the OSB board
:: underneath also reeks of canine urine.
:: So we used a strong detergent and let it dry. Still there's the
:: odor although only half as strong.
:: I could replace the OSB but that's a lot of work. What if I paint
:: over it before putting the hardwood floor down? Do you thin any
:: odor would waft up into the room?
:: Thanks for your feedback.
On 5 Nov 2005 18:40:22 -0800, "Never Enough Money"
Sorry about the cat pissing problem: try to address that behavioral
issue separately (make sure the cat doesn't have a urinary tract
infection, consider what new stuff is happening in the house (new cat,
dog, child?), clean the litterbox daily, etc.). Yes, you need to
either paint over or seal that OSB somehow before you put down new
hardwood floor. That should seal the wood, but make sure you don't
miss any nooks and crannies in the area. I'm sure simple cheap primer
would work fine for this application.
and if plain vinegar doesn't do the trick, apply baking soda then spray with
vinegar, let it foam and then wet-vac it up. I used this trick on carpet and
padding. thank goodness it worked, cuz i didn't feel like replacing the
carpet just yet.
I vote for Binz....several coats after several good cleanings.....can
you get to the back side? if so, coat it too! That cat pee is something
else! OSB is tough to deodorize. Check the cat's health and keep it's
litter clean, add another cat box, maybe in that corner she
likes....one more thought, vinegar seems to help kill that smell when
cleaning it up.
Sorry to say I had one of these animals. I suggest that you fix the problem
with the animal before you try a new surface. My ex had a cat that refused
to use the litter box. Pissed and crapped in the bathroom. We tried and
tried to convince kitty that this was unacceptable behavior. Nothing ever
worked. One day she just did not come back. I always wondered if she found
a better deal with someone else. Can not say that I was sorry to see her
Thanks for the advice folks. We cleaned the OSB with detergent twice.
Then we painted it over twice. Then I put the wood flooring down.
Haven't smelled a molecule of cat piss since then. Even had guests over
for Thanksgiving and served them a huge meal within 3 feet of the
former piss spot....
Never Enough Money wrote:
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