How do I seal pet urine that went through carpet?

Bill Surprenant
by Bill Surprenant

I am going to install vinyl planking. While pulling up carpeting, I found spots from my pets on the plywood below. What’s the best way to handle these before I install my flooring? Also some spots from where the windows were left open. Thanks!

  3 answers
  • Gk Gk on Jan 06, 2019

    Hello Bill! You can vacuum and sweep up all the dirt and dust on the plywood sub floor and use a primer. It will seal in any urine odors.

  • Edie Edie on Jan 06, 2019

    Paint using a latex paint which also seals any smell. Let dry before applying vinyl planking.

  • Joanna Joanna on Jan 07, 2019

    Paint the floor where the spots are with oil based Kilz primer after you wash with a 10% bleach solution. The Oder will be forever gone.