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Valstap

12:29PM | 04/18/04
Member Since: 04/17/04
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We just bought a home and the former occupant had cats in the downstairs bedroom, my room. She had peel and stick tile in there which I plan to pull up. The floor underneath is smelly because the tile was old and loose. The cats obviously missed the mark a lot! It is not hard wood floor, I guess it is plywood or something similar. I am putting carpet down, how do I fix the smell! There is also a lot of cat litter dust, can I mop the floor without damaging it after I pull up the tile? It is unfinished wood, I suppose.

5slb6

04:03PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Once you remove the tile and get the dirt up you will need to apply a coat of Zinsser BIN pigmented shellac over the entire floor, and this will hold back the odor.

karen512004

09:58AM | 08/17/04
Member Since: 08/16/04
1 lifetime posts
why this kind and not just a clear shellac?

5slb6

02:16AM | 08/19/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It may work but I have always used the pigmented version and it works so why take the chance.

lowryschillerd

12:12AM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 08/21/04
1 lifetime posts
Someone told me to use soemthing called dead man's paint. This covers up all and any smells. In my house I have never got the cat smell out I want to take out the carpet and replace with new carpet but I think the cat smell is in the wood. I tried to find this paint but at the local hardware store they don't know what I am talking about. Is there a different name. I would really like to paint the floors and seal them so the smell doesn't leak out again. Can you help?
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