05:23PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
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New to this board -- and new to home ownership!!!

When I pulled the carpeting up in the house I just purchased I found tons of dog urine stains permeating the floorboard and one huge stain in the living room. The smell was unbearable.

We've been using a hand sander on the large spots and dousing with a chemical called "Consume" which is supposed to help. It still had quite the odor, though. Any ideas of what to do before installing the new carpeting? I don't want the smell coming up thru the carpeting.

Any help appreciated -- thanks!


02:38AM | 06/19/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
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Thanks for the reply. Someone else had also mentioned Kilz. Another mentioned actually using tar paper to seal the odor away from the carpeting.

I think I messed up my terminology on my post, though, under the carpeting is hardwood -- not floorboard.

Any other thoughts from anyone? Thanks.


03:43AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 05/31/03
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We had this same problem in the house we just bought. I can tell you, this stuff works, it's from Sherwin Williams called SF 1.

This whole house stunk like you wouldn't believe, so we got a gallon, ( It's not cheap ) and tried it first. Then knowing that it was going to to the trick, we bought the house. We also painted 3 feet up the walls and removed all the door trim etc and painted behind the trim area.

We amke sure to ask any new visitor if they can smell dog, and they can't. A 5 gallon bucket was a little over a 100 bucks.


05:25AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
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Thank you -- I just called Sherwin Williams and they tell me they've had a lot of success with that product. I'm going to buy some this weekend and give it a try next week!


07:39AM | 07/02/03
Member Since: 07/01/03
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How did the SF1 work? We have the same situation, except on a concrete basement floor.

Our fear of sealing is will the odor migrate to the untreated portions of the floor and eventually come through there? Over half of the basement is finished, and we don't want to tear up all of the carpeting if we can avoid it. Does anyone have any thoughts?


04:04AM | 07/12/03
Member Since: 05/31/03
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We used the SF-1 on concrete too and it worked very well. Make sure you open the windows cuz it's potent.


02:46PM | 07/13/03
Member Since: 06/17/03
4 lifetime posts
Hello everyone -

I did use the BIN (sherwin Williams) on the floor in the living room and it seems to have stopped the odor substantially. Like the post from Roses, though, I'm concerned about using it in other areas -- fearing that the odor will permeate through the bottom of the floor to the downstairs area. I'm going to try it anyway, though.

Just wanted to let everyone know it works well!!!

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