Carpet, furniture and mattresses typically require 1-2 treatments. Concrete, wood, tile and other hard surfaces usually need 3-5 treatments with 1 treatment a day. For concrete and other hard surfaces, you want to make enough of the cat urine remover to completely cover the stain. Pour or spray the solution on and let it soak, soak. Do not mop or wipe up.
Let it sit for 24 hours depending on the humidity level, it will usually evaporate during this time. Repeat the treatment once a day for 3-5 days. For mattresses, to remove cat urine the best thing to do is to make a double, triple or even quadruple batch of the cat urine smell remover to completely cover the stain and then really pour it on. Don’t be afraid of saturating the mattress. The cat urine has gone deep into the mattress, so you need to make sure that there’s enough solution to go deep into the mattress as well. The solution has to reach the cat urine to neutralize it. You could treat the cat urine in the mattress in the morning so that the solution can work through the day.
The mattress will often be dry enough for use by bedtime. For cat urine on couch cushions, follow the above directions for treating mattresses. For cat urine on clothing and bedding, you can either spot treat or use the remover in a washing machine. Depending on the size load you are washing, you will need to make a double, triple or even quadruple batch of the recipe and pour it in with the washing machine water. Leave out the detergent until you are satisfied that the cat urine odor is gone. Then, you can wash with detergent like normal. The recipe is not safe for leather.
For outdoors, the recipe will work on dirt, sand, gravel, and areas with ground cover-type plants. If you are treating large outdoor areas or entire houses for cat urine odor, you might want to consider purchasing the hydrogen peroxide at a higher concentration and diluting it. It would make each batch even cheaper for you. The Cat Urine Smell is Worse After I treated What do I do? If you’ve treated three or more times, wait a few days to see what happens with the odor. The smell will have gone completely away. For the UK you can find hydrogen peroxide at Tesco Pharmacies and also at Boots in 200ml bottles.
Two of the 200ml bottles are sufficient for one batch of the recipe. You can also you can purchase large bottles of hydrogen peroxide from hair dresser supply stores in the UK . As with any product that you would put on your carpet, flooring or furniture, always test for color fastness. To test for color fastness, mix a small amount of the solution and place on a hidden area of your carpet. Wait 24 hours or until carpet is dry before proceeding to full treatment. Remember when treating fine fabrics, rugs and upholstery. You must be extra careful in checking for color fastness.
You must test a hidden area and wait 24 hours before proceeding to a full treatment. When a cat has urinated on hardwood, the cat urine has seeped deep into the floors. To neutralize the cat urine, you would need to apply the cat urine smell remover so that it would seep deep into the floors as well. Due to the possibility of warping, we just can’t safely recommend this. I hope I’ll never need this recipe but I am definitely keeping it! Even on our ANCIENT set in stain lol. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I was so upset, we just built this house and the smell was knocking me over everytime I walked in there. Thanks again for taking the time to post. I have been looking everywhere for this recipie! The House Life Weekly blog has a great article about Cat Urine Smell Remover Recipe and I’m sure the recipe will work for all kinds of pet urine. We usually use Nature’s Miracle for our little accidents, but this is a recipe I’d like to try in the future. Fortunately most of our accidents are small puppy accidents and only end up on the carpet or tile floor. We’ve used both Resolve and Nature’s Miracle to remove pet urine smells. Your cat urine recipe sounds like a good alternative to store bought stain and scent removers. I’m going to try this recipe next time one of my pets has an accident. It can be difficult to remove cat urine smell from furnishings as the cat urine odor tends to linger, well instead of buying expensive odour removers, this recipe can be used to remove the odor of other pets as well. I bought a 40 year old house with a carpet over a concrete foundation.