How do I remove pet stains?


How do I get pet urine stains out of hardwood floors? Left for week and this was what we came home to.

q how do i remove pet stains

Tried Murphy's oil soap and one I bought online and no change. Help

q how do i remove pet stains
  7 answers
  • Elizabeth Brennecke Elizabeth Brennecke on Aug 21, 2018

    regular hydrogen peroxide will bleach wood

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Aug 21, 2018

    Lisa, these probably won't come up. Put down a good rug! Or have someone come in and replace wood.

  • Beth Beth on Aug 21, 2018

    I don't mean to fuss, but pets get stressed when their normal life is disrupted -- and this is how they show it. It is in their nature, so don't be mad at them! Next time, hire someone who they are familiar with to do more than just come in and feed them, but who will take the time to play and walk them, too. Even better, have a friend house sit if you can't afford to kennel them. Pets are people, too!

  • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Aug 21, 2018

    Unfortunately because wood is porous the urine has soaked in so a simple cleaning will not work and though hydrogen peroxide can bleach the wood, it depends on what the finish is and what condition it’s in. Though I highly recommend you get a professional to access the damage, there are some things you can try. Please understand this takes time and patience and there are no guarantees but it’s your best chance.

    First get the best natural enzyme cleaner you can find, I recommend Urine-erase. Follow the directions explicitly, this takes a minimum of 8-10 hours and it won’t work if you take shortcuts. You may need to do it twice. When it is completely clean make sure you allow plenty of time for drying. Put a fan on it if necessary but do not apply heat. For a more in-depth explanation and link to purchase the enzyme cleaner, go to

  • Charlotte Charlotte on Aug 22, 2018

    I've had good luck with miracle pet on carpets, might want to check and see if you can use it on the hardwood floors.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Aug 22, 2018

    We have an incontinent dog and an area with a hardwood floor. I've got to say I've never had a problem like this. Our wood is sealed with polyurethane which makes it non-porous. When I refinished it last year, I also resealed with poly. The urine sits on the top and just dries there. So if we're gone for long periods, I can just mop the floor and the problem is taken care of. I also use Nature's Miracle on porous surfaces and wait until the enzymes have had a chance to do the job before I clean the surface. Before replacing, I'd try sanding and resealing. It's cheaper.

  • Par30493505 Par30493505 on Aug 22, 2018

    I have had good results with a home brew, mix 16oz of hydrogen proxide, 2 tsp. of baking soda and a few drops of liquid dish soap like dawn etc. Mix all together an put in a spray bottle. Spray on liberaly and scrub with a soft cloth. Wipe it up and let dry. You may need to repeat. If the stain is really set you may need a professional to resurface the wood.

    This home brew works very well on carpets also.


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