How to clean cat spray?

How to clean cat spray

The best way to clean cat spray is to deal with it as quickly as possible. You should try to use vinegar and baking soda to deal with the issue – and avoid ammonia products at all times, as it’ll make the cat spray problem even worse.

Depending on the type of surface you’re dealing with, there are different ways to remove the spray stain. Most of the times, you will have to:

  • Remove as much cat spray as possible with paper towels.
  • Soften the stain with a little bit of water.
  • Soak the stain using a ¼ vinegar, water mixture sprinkled with baking soda. If possible, use a spraying bottle to avoid over-soaking the spot.
  • Remove the cleaning mix using a piece of cloth.
  • If that doesn’t work, buy an enzyme cleaner and do the same.
  • Dab a clean piece of cloth on top of the cleaner.
  • Rinse and repeat if necessary.

Whenever you’re dealing with liquids (water; the baking soda, vinegar, and water mixture; an enzyme cleaner) try not to over-do it. The less you use, the better, as you can create a bigger stain if you go overboard.

Avoid using ammonia (e.g., bleach) when you’re cleaning cat spray. Cat urine has elements of ammonia in it; if a cat smells that, it will think that’s the spot where it needs to spray and pee.

How to clean cat spray off the walls?

Walls are the go-to place for rebellious cats to spray – but it’s also an easy spot to deal with, it’s not that bad! The thing about cat-sprayed walls is that you don’t want to leave a stain for everyone to see; so, act quickly.

Blot the cat spray with paper towels first. Spray an enzyme cleaner second. Let it act for a few minutes and remove it with a piece of cloth.

If necessary, scrub the walls after you’ve added the enzyme cleaner for a second time. Avoid using bleach or similar products to prevent future cat spray accidents.

How to clean cat spray off the carpet?

Carpets are a tricky subject. If you act quickly, you might be able to salvage the situation by yourself. Otherwise, you might need to hire a professional to deal with the stain. You’re going to need a mixture of home-made products, patience, and skill to do this.

First, remove as much cat urine as you can with a piece of cloth. Then, soften the stain with water and remove as much water as you can with a vacuum – not with a steamer!

Spray an enzyme cleaner over the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. After that, remove it with a clean cloth. Repeat the process until you’re done.

If you feel like you’re not making any progress, a carpet cleaning service might be the thing you need.

How to clean cat spray off a mattress?

Similar to cleaning cat spray off carpets, you need to act quickly – and, this time, with a little patience as well. You’ll have to deal with the stain first and let the mattress get some air second. Fortunately, it’s easier to deal with a mattress than a carpet!

Remove as much cat spray as you can with paper towels and soften the stain with water. Then, apply an enzyme cleaner over the stain. Let it act for 10 minutes and remove as much as you can with a piece of cloth.

Once that’s over, take the mattress out and let it dry for a couple of hours. Repeat the process until the stain and the smell are gone. This might take a while – but you’ll get it done in due time!

How to clean cat spray off a leather couch?

Dealing with cat spray on leather can prove difficult – but not impossible! You need your average cleaning tools and, if you have a dark leather couch, a black light to see where the dried stains are at.

First things first, try to figure out where the stains are. If you have a dark-colored couch, you’ll need a black light to see exactly what you’re dealing with.

Once that’s sorted out, test an enzyme cleaner on the couch. Look for a hidden spot and spray a little bit of it. If the couch doesn’t lose any color, you can get to work. If it does lose color, you’re going to need a special leather-cleaning product.

Spray the cleaner on top of the stain and gently blot the stain with paper towels. Repeat as many times as necessary. Then, dry it away with a hairdryer.

If that isn’t working, you might want to call a professional before trying harsher methods – it’s cheaper to hire someone than it is buying a new couch!

How to clean cat spray from wooden furniture?

When you find cat spray on wooden furniture, simply mix equal parts white vinegar and baking soda. Apply it on top of the stain, let it work, and remove it after a few minutes. This is a sure way to remove fresh stains.

If you’re dealing with an old stain, 3% hydrogen peroxide will do the trick. Keep in mind this might take away a little bit of color from your furniture. Soak a piece of cloth with it and let it sit on top of the stain for a few hours. Then, let it dry. Once again, remember it may damage your wooden furniture a little bit – but it won’t smell terrible anymore!

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