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Treating sub-floor stains


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12-13-16, 04:54 PM   #1  
Treating sub-floor stains

Recently purchased a new home, rather new to the home repair arena. I pulled up carpet today in a bedroom (we were expecting issues based upon urine odor). I have attached a picture of what we are looking at. Looking for guidance on what our options for treating this situation are. Is this looking acceptable for bleach/vinegar treatment then oil based sealer? Hoping this isn't bad enough to require subfloor replacement!

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12-13-16, 04:57 PM   #2  
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adding in an additional picture for reference. thanks!

 
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12-14-16, 06:40 AM   #3  
Skip the bleach and vinegar and just seal it with this.
Zinsser« CLEAR BIN« Sealer Product Page

 
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12-14-16, 08:28 AM   #4  
BIN will do it but we usually get the job done with just an oil based sealing primer in our units.

 
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12-14-16, 05:47 PM   #5  
thanks for the feedback guys. still in process of pulling up carpet in other rooms, then off to cleaning up the floors and sealing. Thankfully the first room i showed appears to be the worst of them.

 
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12-15-16, 02:56 AM   #6  
I would also use a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN although if the stains aren't too bad an oil base primer will work fine. The main thing is to apply a good fluid coat of primer to seal in the odor!


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