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13-01-2011, 14:32   #1
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Does anyone know how i can get rid of cat urine from a leather sofa?

I think my cat may have sprayed there and the smell is disgusting

I have tried allsorts but nothing seems to be getting rid of the odour.

I don't want to throw out the sofa has it cost me over a thousand pounds just over a year ago but i seriously can't live with the smell either, its making me feel "unclean" although i know i have scrubbed and scrubbed
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13-01-2011, 14:42   #2
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you need to neutralise the smell, pets at home sell something but its slipped my mind at the moment, remember to check the label to see if its ok for leather.
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you need to neutralise the smell, pets at home sell something but its slipped my mind at the moment, remember to check the label to see if its ok for leather.


Thanks for that, will have a look online
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I've done the same, we got a new Tom cat from the pound and I'm sure he has wee,d on sofa.

From googling I've found White vinegar is suppose to be the best, which I shall be trying tomorrow!

I've also read you can steam clean leather too!
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you need to neutralise the smell, pets at home sell something but its slipped my mind at the moment, remember to check the label to see if its ok for leather.
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13-01-2011, 14:47   #6
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this is what i got http://www.petsathome.com/shop/wash-...by-vapet-15464
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13-01-2011, 14:47   #7
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I've done the same, we got a new Tom cat from the pound and I'm sure he has wee,d on sofa.

From googling I've found White vinegar is suppose to be the best, which I shall be trying tomorrow!

I've also read you can steam clean leather too!



Steam clean is probably a better course of action for me

It really stinks though and i have tried dettol, power cream , all sorts but nothing is touching it.
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Not sure if it works on leather so will nip in and ask them
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13-01-2011, 14:51   #9
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What you need to do is to wash the area thoroughly with a diluted solution of biological washing liquid (the liquid leaves less residue than powder does) and then rinse thoroughly, including soaking through into the padding underneath if you can. Blot carefully and allow to dry. Biological washing powder starts to digest the smell molecules.

Then you need to get hold of a steam cleaner (beg or borrow etc) and test for colour fastness of steam on an inconspicuous area, then steam the whole area to the best of your ability. The steam breaks down some more of the smell molecules.

Finish off with a thorough soaking with a specialist pet odour killer, diluted to penetrate the leather, then blotted and allowed to dry. Safe4 make a fab one- it's not cheap, but it does work and when you buy the concentrate you have to remember that it's diluted 1 to 100 to use.

Once all of this has been done it's likely that you will need to rehydrate the surface of your leather with some decent leather balm and a soft cloth, but unfortunately there's very little point in doing some girly surface cleaning if the urine has soaked into the leather and padding underneath.
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BTW- the aim of this is to clean well enough that the cat doesn't come back to mark the same spot again. Just smelling better for a human doesn't do the job unfortunately.
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What you need to do is to wash the area thoroughly with a diluted solution of biological washing liquid (the liquid leaves less residue than powder does) and then rinse thoroughly, including soaking through into the padding underneath if you can. Blot carefully and allow to dry. Biological washing powder starts to digest the smell molecules.

Then you need to get hold of a steam cleaner (beg or borrow etc) and test for colour fastness of steam on an inconspicuous area, then steam the whole area to the best of your ability. The steam breaks down some more of the smell molecules.

Finish off with a thorough soaking with a specialist pet odour killer, diluted to penetrate the leather, then blotted and allowed to dry. Safe4 make a fab one- it's not cheap, but it does work and when you buy the concentrate you have to remember that it's diluted 1 to 100 to use.

Once all of this has been done it's likely that you will need to rehydrate the surface of your leather with some decent leather balm and a soft cloth, but unfortunately there's very little point in doing some girly surface cleaning if the urine has soaked into the leather and padding underneath.



Looks like i have a looooonnnnnng job in front of me then
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13-01-2011, 16:47   #12
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WARNING: Don't, for any reason, try to dry a stain in carpeting or upholstery. Though it is inconvenient to wet the area with a cleanser if you are in a hurry to prepare for guests, it is an important step to getting the odor out for good.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...rine_from.html
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http://www.ehow.com/how_2067796_cove...cat-urine.html
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Does anyone know how i can get rid of cat urine from a leather sofa?

I think my cat may have sprayed there and the smell is disgusting

I have tried allsorts but nothing seems to be getting rid of the odour.

I don't want to throw out the sofa has it cost me over a thousand pounds just over a year ago but i seriously can't live with the smell either, its making me feel "unclean" although i know i have scrubbed and scrubbed
Have you tried making a paste out of bicarbonate of soda and water, rub it in and leave to dry, then clean off. I learnt this tip with sicky kids and carpets, gets the smell out of everything, worth a try X
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Once you have finished with all the punishment you can use baby oils to bring back life.Mate works at upholsterers thats all they use and baby wipes.
You could use hydrogen peroxide that will sort it.
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I've done the same, we got a new Tom cat from the pound and I'm sure he has wee,d on sofa.

From googling I've found White vinegar is suppose to be the best, which I shall be trying tomorrow!

I've also read you can steam clean leather too!
Dont all animals coming from shelters come de nutted
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14-01-2011, 08:16   #18
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Does anyone know how i can get rid of cat urine from a leather sofa?

I think my cat may have sprayed there and the smell is disgusting

I have tried allsorts but nothing seems to be getting rid of the odour.

I don't want to throw out the sofa has it cost me over a thousand pounds just over a year ago but i seriously can't live with the smell either, its making me feel "unclean" although i know i have scrubbed and scrubbed
Get rid of the cat and the sofa.
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14-01-2011, 09:29   #19
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Get rid of the cat and the sofa.


Erm...why
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14-01-2011, 10:00   #20
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Wash the area with bicarb and hot water, dry, use a baby wipe to wipe it over again. If you repeat this a couple of times it should go.

Cat spray is the worst thing to get out of anything, had your sofa been material I would have suggested throwing it out as nothing know gets the smell out of cloth if it can't go into a washer.

My advice to you is get your cat neutered. A tom will always spray.

btw, baby-wipes are the best thing to wipe down leather and not make it hard and crack. good luck.
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