Removing BAD dog smell from flooring

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Old 04-28-09, 01:50 PM
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Removing BAD dog smell from flooring

I am looking at purchasing a house that was foreclosed. The previous tenants had dogs and they have trashed the intrior of the house. If it were only the carpeting then I would not be som worried about it. They went as far as tearing up the carpet and leting the dogs 'go' on the bare floor.

What can i do with the flooring before I either carpet or put down tile or hardwood?

Can I get any of it out, or just seal it in? I can not see where it has stained the bottom but I do not know if the smell will og through the usb or not.
 
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Old 04-28-09, 11:21 PM
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might as well count on getting rid of carpet, padding, baseboard trim...maybe even some drywall on the lower parts

seal subfloor and then overlay as you want
 
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Old 04-29-09, 05:54 AM
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Ok what would you recommend for sealing it, Urethane or kilz type stuff. I atleast planned on sripping every room down to bare flooring and going from there. Just wasn't sure where to go from there.
 
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An oil base primer like kilz will probably work, a pigmented shellac like zinnser's BIN will seal in the odors. Latex primers/paints will not adequately seal the odor.
 
 

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