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"Sealer for Pet Odors," in the Flooring Potpourri forum, begins: "I just ripped up my carpet to find that I have particle board floors underneath. The particle board is heavily ..."

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Old November 19, 2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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Sealer for Pet Odors


I just ripped up my carpet to find that I have particle board floors underneath. The particle board is heavily stained with pet urine. Replaceing the particle board is not an option.

Is there a sealer I can use to seal in the odor? I have read that Kilz oil based will work. I have also read that only shellac will work. Do you know if either one will work or do I need to do something else?

I hate to put the new vinyl tiles in and still have the reeking smell.

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Old November 19, 2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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I have used Kilz many times to seal in pet odors. It also comes in a water based version. It will do the job. You should still put down new 1/4 subfloor over the existing particle board before installing the vinyl tile.
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Old November 19, 2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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Kilz has always worked for me. Sometime you need to add extra coats but it should do the trick. A roller works best. Air it out the best you can first.

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Old November 19, 2007, 05:49 PM   #4
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Thank you very much. I will go with the Kilz then.

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Old November 19, 2007, 06:55 PM   #5
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The oil base works the best for oders. Also a word of caution People have the tendency to put bleach on the stain. Whatever you do" DON'T" it will cause a toxic reaction that could be fatal.

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Old November 19, 2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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Particle board and flooring are not two words that should go together.

Remove the particle board if that is really what you have.

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Old November 20, 2007, 12:08 AM   #7
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I use oil based too, I think it states on the can that oil is recommended for odor control.

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Old November 20, 2007, 03:06 PM   #8
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Particle board and flooring are not two words that should go together.

Remove the particle board if that is really what you have.
Scott, that is three words and I think ya wanted to say "shouldn't".

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Old November 23, 2007, 06:47 PM   #9
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There is a spray liquid I used before called Natures Miracle. It has enzymes in it to kill the odor. Aftere it dries you can put some penetrating sealer that wont make the glue release too. Maybe there is a special sealer floor pros use to keep the particle board from falling apart when you cant take it out. It might help keep the wood from swelling when water from mopping gets between the tiles. Jas

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Old November 24, 2007, 09:14 AM   #10
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Re: Sealer for Pet Odors


Typically it is best to first neutralize the odors with enzymes unfortunately it takes an amount of liquid enzymes that is equal to the amout of urine that caused the stain/odor in the first place - in/on particleboard this may not be the best idea.

The original Kilz product (not the waterbased) is in fact shellac and nothing more, any shellac will work equally as well and may not carry the cost of the Kilz brand name. Again unfortunately shellac is a stain-killer and not an odor eliminator, next time it rains and atmospheric moisture is in abundance the odors may reappear even after shellaced.

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Been there done that! Many times using both techniques and several failures. I would run-the-risk of the enzyme application and hope it doesn't explode the particleboard.

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Old April 22, 2008, 11:48 AM   #11
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Another Product I personally have used a lot of is the "Lees" Everseal... Clear roll on Membrain..
Done it on pet areas etc. It really seems to lock in that smell. It is non toxic and actually smells pretty good..

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Old April 22, 2008, 01:52 PM   #12
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I used pure lemon juice at a buck a bottle that worked well .. Plus a spray of the carpet deodorizer i use for cpt cleaning .. Are you putting Carpet back down ?

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