Asked on Jan 12, 2020

How can I clean outdoor (patio) furniture that has a cat urine odor?

Hector
by Hector

How can I clean outdoor (patio) furniture cushions that have a cat urine odor?


  11 answers
  • Charlene holloway Charlene holloway on Jan 12, 2020

    You need a enzyme cleaner.

  • William William on Jan 12, 2020

    One solution is to use an enzyme cleaner from the pet store. Miracle Method is one. Another solution is to sprinkle baking soda all over. Then spray vinegar and let it foam. Rinse well.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Jan 12, 2020

    Hi Hector, sorry you have cat urine smell on your patio furniture. Hope this help you fix the problem. Good luck. 10 Tips for Cleaning Cat Urine | Animal Planet

    1. www.animalplanet.com › pets › 10-tips-for-cleaning-cat-urine

    May 14, 2013 - If your cat is sick, has behavioral issues, is getting used to a new pet or child, or is ... We're sharing 10 tips for cleaning cat urine and preventing your furniture from being given ... Work the baking soda into the fabric or carpet.

  • Angelia Walker Angelia Walker on Jan 13, 2020

    Hello....what I swear by believe it or not is the brown ( brown only) mouth wash that you buy at the Dollar Store. Only use the brown kind though! The other flavors will attract ants! The mouth wash will also clean and disinfect. I use it inside and outside for cat urine, dog urine, human urine around the floor when someone misses the toilet.... it works great! Just soak the cushions and let them sit(out of the sun) for about a half hour or if you have a cleaning machine...put the mouthwash in the machine (NO DILUTING MUST BE STRAIGHT MOUTHWASH)and use as usual. (NOTE:I have used this for years and have never had it ruin a machine). Hope this helps someone.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Jan 17, 2020

    Vinegar and Unsweetened Lemon Juice. The Lemon juice is for the Scent.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 17, 2020

    Cover the affected areas with clumping (scoopable) cat litter and let sit for 24 hours. Sweep. The litter contains charcoal and other substances that neutralize the urine. NOTE: place citrus peels around to keep cats away...they hate the scent.

  • Linda Linda on Jan 17, 2020

    I used Natures Miracle. It is the only thing I could find that worked. https://amzn.to/2TC1rrJ

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 08, 2024

    Hello hector, hope this helps you.


    If you don't have enzymatic cleaner, here are a couple of alternative (but somewhat less effective) methods.


    Alternative 1: Vinegar and baking soda

    Soak up as much urine as possible from the upholstery. Liberally sprinkle baking soda on the stain, and let it sit for 5 minutes. The baking soda will help deodorize the stain. In a spray bottle or other container, mix equal parts water and distilled white vinegar. Spray or pour the mixture onto the baking soda-covered stain, and let sit for another 5 minutes. Then blot the stain with a cloth or paper towel to dry it.


    Alternative 2: Peroxide, dish detergent and baking soda

    Hydrogen peroxide can break down some of the chemicals in urine through a process called oxidation. Start by soaking up as much urine as possible. Then sprinkle baking soda on the stain and let it sit for 5 minutes. Mix 1/2 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of grease-cutting dish detergent in a bowl. Pour mixture onto a towel , and blot it on the stain. The detergent will get rid of the odor-creating fatty acids, and the peroxide's fizz will lift out crystals that leave stains.


  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 08, 2024

    Use an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle. To keep the kitties away, attach a motion sensor to your hose, it will wet the kitties and they won't like that.