Black urine/Febreze(?) stains on finished wooden floor

Old 01-28-06, 08:30 AM
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Unhappy Black urine/Febreze(?) stains on finished wooden floor

Our aging dog has wee'd several times on our rug which is on a finished wooden floor. Several times we patted it dry, sponged it and sprayed it wiith Febreeze. When we took the rug up, we found that the floor has black stains on it which we cannot remove. Does anyone have ideas on how to remove them? We cannot afford to refinish the floor in the entire room, we just want to get rid of the black spots, some of which are a foot across...
Old 01-28-06, 11:55 AM
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Q. My husband and I started a project of pulling the carpet in our bedroom up and wanted to stain the wood floor underneath but when we pulled the padding up we realized that the floor beneath had dark spots. The spots we think are from pet accidents that we cleaned up but maybe never dried completely? Can we get the stains out without replacing the wood? Or can we just stain it without the spots causing dark areas where the spots are now?

A. Pet urine stains tend to be permanent. You can try using wood bleach. If that does not work, perhaps using a dark stain will camouflage the pet urine stains.

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Black stains in wood are in the wood itself and require stripping and refinishing to repair. It may be possible to refinish this one spot and eliminate the stain, but it will be unlikely that you will be able to match the remainder of the floor.

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