Removing or lessening pet pee stains

Q imported from our old site, Face Lift Floors: We removed carpeting to find that pet stains have penetrated our beautiful hardwood floors – some areas are very dark, other areas appear almost “bleached” out. Continue reading Removing or lessening pet pee stains

Enzyme residue from urine stain discoloring floor

Q: We just had our floor refinished with a dark walnut stain and 3 coats of semi gloss polyurethane. My dog unfortunately found that to his liking and urinated on the surface. We immediately wiped it up with a wet paper towel but the surface around that spot has now turned grey and is very noticeably different from the rest of the floor. Continue reading Enzyme residue from urine stain discoloring floor

Dog urine stains stink when it’s damp

Q: My old real hard wood floors have dog urine stains in some spots, past the finish. Now whenever it is damp outside the house stinks. What can I do? I cannot afford a new floor. Continue reading Dog urine stains stink when it’s damp

Repair job looks very bleached

Q: We used peroxide to bleach out some urine stains on our wood floors, then sanded them, and conditioned those spots. The rest of the floor has the polyurethane coating that was put down years ago, while the spots are very bleached. I’ve tried every color, trying to match up the sanded down spots to the rest of the finished floor. Continue reading Repair job looks very bleached

Dark brown spot on my floor where cat peed

Q: I have a wood floor in our living room. We have an older Siamese cat that has accidents every now and then. I found a spot this morning on the floor where she had just peed, and now there is a dark brown spot on my floor. Any suggestions on what I can do to lighten this spot? Continue reading Dark brown spot on my floor where cat peed

Bleaching pet stains out of hardwood floors, before or after sanding?

Q: We just purchased an old house that has dark pet stains on the hardwood floors. I have read several tips regarding bleaching pet stains out of hardwood floors and I am thinking that I should use the 50%-50% bleach and water to start. Should the floor be sanded first? Continue reading Bleaching pet stains out of hardwood floors, before or after sanding?

Why do pet stains reappear?

Q: Some friends of ours had their hardwood floors refinished by professionals. The floor looked perfect after sanding, before the finish, but after the finish was applied, dark pet spots appeared. Why do pet stains reappear? Continue reading Why do pet stains reappear?