Does Urine-Off™ remove urine from hardwood floors?
Please remember the basis of urine, when dry, is uric acid salt crystals that literally burn surfaces over time. As such, urine left untreated on a hardwood floor for a number of years will literally burn the fibers of the wood. Urine-Off™ will not be able to reverse this burning.
Wood floors should never be sanded BEFORE being treated with Urine-Off™. Urine-Off™ will not completely pull out the color of black stains because the wood has already been burned. After following the steps below, area should appear to be a grayish color, instead of black. This is because the wood has been permanently damaged by the acid in dried urine.
1. Treat area with Urine-Off™ and apply plastic covering to area.
2. After half an hour, remove plastic and wipe floor with paper towel. The combination of the plastic and the Urine-Off™ will cause the urine in the floor to begin to bleed to the surface.
3. Apply Urine-Off ™ again. Do not apply plastic. After one half hour, wipe floor again, as urine will continue the bleeding process to the surface, even without plastic.
4. Repeat Step Three.
5. Repeat Step Three.
6. Odor should now be removed from the wood floor, and stain should be much lighter in color. If odors are still present, keep repeating step three until odors are removed.
7. Using a piece of steel wool, work over area that has been stained.
8. Because the acid content in urine has permanently damaged the wood floor, it must be sanded to totally remove burnt areas, before refinishing.
No hardwood floor will be able to just be treated with Urine-Off™, and not sanded after treatment, due to burning of the wood.