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help911

04:32AM | 10/07/02
Member Since: 10/06/02
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I am in the process of refinishing all the hardwood floors. I have used oxalic acid on pet stains to remove the discoloration. It has successfully taken it out, but I have heard from others that this stain will come back. Is this true? I intend on staining and polying the floors again.

However, I have run into a small problem. Some areas the odor will not disipate. I have also used Nature's Miracle adn that has not removed the odor. Is there anything else I have not tried that could help remove the smell without ripping up the floor. HELP! I am extrememly frustrated.

Thank you for any guidance.

doug seibert

07:30PM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
For the dark stains that you have bleached.....if you wet the area (surface with a sponge/rag) do the stains reappear?.......If not they probably won't show up later.........

For stubborn pet odors I have had success with flooding the surface with el-cheap-o rubbing alcohol.........clean/sand the floor as best you can ....then pour on the alcohol and let dry.........good ventilation/fan helps speed the process...........Some of the enzyme products (Natures......) take a long time to neutralize the odors........doug

[This message has been edited by doug seibert (edited October 10, 2002).]

ACD

11:35AM | 10/23/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
ick sounds like my house. The previous owners had dogs, lots of dogs, and they yused the back portion of the house as a fire hydrant. The floors are unfinished and when the OSB gets wet stinks from dog. I eliminated the wet problem by removing a door that was poorly installed, in fact I gave a good shove and the whole thing fell right outside. I plan to spray on 2 coats of Kilz to kill the odors. Worked in the rest of the house where I installed all new hardwood floors. I dont know what you can use to eliminate the odors unless you use shllac, but I dont know how that will hold up on a floor.
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