Paint will NOT hide the order of cat or dog urine! You have two options.
Option 1) Tear up your carpet. Tear out the wood flooring and put NEW wood down.
Option 2) This is a multistep process and will take most of the day to get done after you rip out the carpet in your bedroom or any other room.
Step 1. Take a mixture of 50/50 white vinegar and water. Now get yourself a scrub brush and scrub your wood floor with the mixture, don’t be afraid to soak the flooring. Once your done scrubbing, let it dry( this may take a few hours). *Do not mop up any standing water, let it air dry
Step 2. Now get some powder laundry detergent. Mix two or three scoops of the laundry detergent in with a bucket of water. Grab your scrub brush. Yep, you guessed it! Scrub your floor, don’t be afraid to soak it. Let it air dry. *Do not mop up any standing water, let it air dry
Step 3. Repeat Step 1. After you let this air dry, the pet urine smell should no longer be present.
I have use Option 2 with good success for an apartment I cleaned out for someone. The people who once lived there used the hallway closet as the litter box (the closet was the box). A trail of cat poop leading to the closet trampled into the carpet to where it was about 3/4 inch thick of poop.
After spending a day scrubbing the floor using Option 2, there was no visible odor that a pet even occupied the apartment.
- scrub brush
- White vinegar
- powder laundry detergent(tide works best)
- full day