Whats the best way to get urine smell out of furniture?

by Dma29704923
I'm referencing removal of human urine. Sometimes our elders have accidents. I have prevented further accidents, but in the meantime am having trouble getting the smell from couch cushion. Does anyone have a good method?

  6 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 20, 2017

    I would go to a pet store and pick up one of their products for cleaning up urine smell. Most of them are stronger that what you can buy in the store. Also remember that the urine may have gotten into the foam underneath the padding so use it there too. Wishing you the best & Happy Holidays!

  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 20, 2017

    There is a product called Kids N Pets Stain & Order Remover, I got st Walmart. Works great, but you have to saturate the area then blot heavily then let dry.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 20, 2017

    Can you unzip the cushion cover? I would wash in detergent plus 1/2c 20 Muleteam Laundry Borax, and then 1/2c vinegar in the rinse. I put the cover back on the cushion while its still damp, if you dry completely. you may not get it back on. Working with elders this has always worked for me. If you have a carpet cleaner with an upholstry attachment this works good too for getting the odor out of cushions, beds etc. You can also spray with some extra strength Frebreeze and put out in the sun for the afternoon.

    If you can't get the odor out of the foam cushion, you may want to replace it. I get 3- 3 1/2" foam sheets at my home store for around $13 and cut them to replace cushions. Wrap it in a plastic bag or use a chuck around it before you put back in the fabric cover.

    One thing you may want to pick up is some green chucks, Prevail Dri-Bed Underpads in the area they sell Depends in. You can use these on beds, chairs, cars etc. Plastic side down.

    • Dma29704923 Dma29704923 on Jan 08, 2018

      Thanks Sharon. I had already washed the covers.  I actually mixed Gain, 20 Mule and OdoBan proportionately for the cushions. Worked great! But I hadn't considered chucks. I actually bought pet pee-pee pads, cheaper store brand and inserted between covers. Great idea! Thanks so much!

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 20, 2017

    I've had success with the upholstery attachment on a rug shampooer. They make shampoo for pet odors.

  • Darlene Couch Darlene Couch on Dec 20, 2017

    Vinegar helps.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 20, 2017

    Check to make sure it is safe for the fabric and cushion first with any product you buy or DIY on upholstery. Try vinegar for a cheaper solution. I have gotten male cat urine out of carpet and padding with just vinegar. If it doesn't harm the upholstery and you can take the cover off that would be the best way. That way you know that the vinegar goes through the fabric completely and the foam gets adequate coverage. Once it all dries and the vinegar odor is gone, check and make sure the urine odor is gone. The previous mention of the chucks was a good one and could prevent further problems with your furniture.