Will painting floors cover up pet urine smells?

by Kathy
There is indoor/outdoor carpet over wood and concrete floors in the enclosed patio. Since the tenant still has animals, we thought about removing the carpet and painting the floors. Will this work and if so, what type of paint should we use?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2018

    the odor will bleed through.you will have to remove the odor using a enzyme as Natures miracle

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 22, 2018

    Kathy..you need to use KILZ, first

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on May 22, 2018

    I agree that carpet and pets are not the best combo! I painted a concrete hallway with textured epoxy that I got at Home Depot. I imagine it would work over wood as well, though you might want to seal it first. The epoxy is a little pricey (at least it was for me!) and you wouldn't want it soaking into the wood. I was covering burgundy cement with a teal epoxy and the color still shows through a bit. At some point I'll buy more and add another coat. It was very easy to use. It's a beautiful surface and nice to walk on with bare feet. As far as the smell, you would probably want to treat the surfaces with something designed to get rid of odors first. If you used the epoxy, it would be difficult to remove. It's a very durable surface.

  • Liv Liv on May 22, 2018

    Removing the carpet will help, but you should clean the floor underneath it.

  • Kim Kim on May 22, 2018

    Animals pee to mark their territory. and the scent crystals cannot be washed away with conventional cleaners. Once the area has been marked, other animals will have a need to mark the same spot.

    Before you paint, you need to get rid of the crystals left in your floor that cause the scent. There is a little light that you shine on the area to see where they are. Amazon, Walmart, or your local pet store will carry them.

    Once you find the areas and outline them. Natures Miracle Urine Desroyer will completely remove all residue so that future animals will not need to mark that spot. If you don’t know whether it was a dog or cat, I would treat for both. Follow the instructions carefully and do a thorough job so you don’t have to do it again.

    I hope that helps😊