How do I get a cat pee smell out of lawn furniture cushions?

Sue Roggow
by Sue Roggow
  5 answers
  • Bijous Bijous on May 31, 2019

    Hi Sue. This is one of the worst problems, especially if the cat was marking and not just peeing. The liquid has probably soaked into the foam and any batting that may be between the foam and cushion material. Soak them in a solution of blue Dawn dish soap and vinegar in hot water in the bathtub. If no tub is available, buy a cheap kiddie pool and heat water on the stove. Use 1 cup of vinegar to every 2 gallons of water and about 1/4 cup of dish soap. Soak until the water is cold. Rinse well and allow to dry in direct sun. This will remove the smell for humans, but animals will still be able to smell it. So, remove the cushions when not in use and store. Good luck!

  • Sue Roggow Sue Roggow on May 31, 2019

    I thank you for your time.

    Guess this will be my weekend project

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 01, 2019

    Hi Sue! They also make enzyme products for removing urine.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jun 01, 2019

    You may find it easier to dispose of the cushions and purchase new ones, placing them under covers or in lidded containers when you are not physically present.

    Your municipality may have an ordinance to deal with stray cats, or those belonging to careless neighbors. Cats dislike citrus smells, rosemary, lavender, marigolds, garlic. Plant all of these near your patio searing, porch areas, walkways, etc.

    Boil a large handful of whole cloves in 3 quarts of water for an hour. Let steep another hour. Cool slightly and pour over concrete walks, mulched areas, etc.

    Repeat every week or so, as needed.

  • Sue Roggow Sue Roggow on Jun 17, 2019

    thank you all for the advice.