03:52AM | 11/17/07
Member Since: 11/16/07
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I bought a home that has been vacant for 9 months. The owners left 10 cats there that used the rugs as a litter box (also cat spray on the walls.) It's so bad, that we pulled out the (very nasty) rugs and padding but the urine has gone into the sub flooring. I bought Natures Miracle, applied to coats. Still stinky. I was thinking of applying a coat of Binz Primer to walls and sub flooring then applying two coats of Kilz Original, then pain and put down rug and hard wood floors in kitchen. Can anyone tell me what I should or could use, oil based, latex, what goes on first and will keep the smell away so I can actually move in!I can't afford to put down new sub flooring. Please help!


09:10AM | 11/18/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
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The primer to use in this case is the BIN pigmented shellac as that will hold back the odor. There is no need to prime over this with the oil based stain killer but you should prime the entire wall as if you only prime half of the wall it will show throuigh your finish paint. Of course you will need to prime the entire subfloor area to insure the odor is held back.

Hope this helps out.


06:26PM | 11/20/07
Member Since: 11/16/07
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Thanks, That's the product I bought and have already put one coat on EVERYTHING. I'm going to put a second coat on everything, then paint and new wall to wall carpets. I hope this will work. I want to live there for a very long time.

Thanks again,



06:19AM | 04/16/09
Member Since: 11/16/07
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Hello, today is April 16, 2009 and still NO CAT SMELL! I found out there was 27 cats, not 10! I used bin Original primer on everything from floors to ceilings, inside cabinets and I had to pour the Bin into a few corners of the house so it would seep into all the cracks between the walls and floors. It was so disgusting I can't explain how bad it was.The subflooring was still wet from the cat urine! I pulled up the rugs. let the house and floors all dry out, vacuumed the salts from the urine. treated it with a urine be gone which didn't do anything really. then I poured baking soda all over the place, (believe me, I was desperate to try anything) vacuumed again after a few days then used the Bin. I used two to three coats on everything! Then new padding, rugs and laminate floors. THE SMELL IS GONE! I never thought I would be able to live here, but I've had people that are allergic to cats come and stay here, and nothing. I swear by that Bin Original.


04:45PM | 04/16/09
Member Since: 07/28/02
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I am glad to hear that the BIN primer worked and that you are able to enjoy your home.


04:18PM | 09/07/09
Member Since: 09/06/09
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I recently removed all the wall to wall carpet and padding from a room and hall. I have one room to go. The cat repeatedly urinated on the carpet and it's really in the particle board sub-flooring.

I read about B-I-N and plan to use it. My question: Is Clear B-I-N better as claimed for odor sealing? Also, should I spray the floor with an enzyme - I have Anti Icky Poo - and let it work for a couple weeks first?

Thanks for the advice.


05:29PM | 09/09/09
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Most people use the pigmented BIN as it is easier to find and it works. I have found that as long as the floor is dry the BIN will hold the odor back.


07:45AM | 04/24/12
Member Since: 04/24/12
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I've had a similar problem when moving into my grand parent's apartment. I have a friend who is a veterinary too. He said there is no easy solution to this. I had to remove all the layers down to the concrete, place insulation and put the coating back on.


04:49PM | 04/25/12
Member Since: 03/10/12
25 lifetime posts
So Bin really worked? That's great. Glad you got the figured out.


10:53AM | 05/15/13
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