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Q: What do you recommend for removal of dog urine smell from dark colored microfiber sofa

June 21, 2008 | By KayNYC | 4 answers | Expired: 2207 days ago

KayNYC

Our 12 yr old Chihuahua had an accident on the sofa and fabric wing chair this week. We think that she was frightened by the noise and traffic around our door due to renovation of an apartment on our floor.I have tried Nature's Miracle several times already and the smell of urine is still detectable. Are there any products that might be more effective? I am hesitant to use vinigar on the dark microfiber since I have a feeling it will leave stains now that I have used the nature's miracle on it. I used Stink free on cat urine in the past with good results but not on fabric covered furniture.
Just to thank everyone for their suggestions. Stink free and Nature's Miracle were both used. After two applications of the Stink free the sofa looks and smells brand new and it didn't change the color or texture.

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Criscil
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Jun 29, 2008

I have used the products mentioned and especially like Nature's Miracle, but when I couldn't get the smell out of my microfiber couch, I did call in a professional steam cleaning company. The color remained the same, just cleaner and no smell. But, when using any products that you are unsure of, try in a place on the sofa not noticeable first.

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Nicole
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Jun 22, 2008

Nature's Miracle and Urine Off are the best I've found. Are you using a spray bottle? If so that is probably part of the problem. With fabrics you need to completely soak the entire area all the way through and let it air dry. Then cover it with plastic wrap so it takes even longer dry, giving more time for the enzymes to work. Also, make sure that your dogs aren't reusing the spot. One that smell is there, they will think it is ok to go there again until you get rid of it.

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Jennifermalfa
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Jun 22, 2008

I don't know how this product will affect a dark sofa, but I think it should be ok...try Spot Shot. www.spotshot.com/

We go through cans of this stuff a week, it works great on rugs. We went through a period of time where our dogs were urinating in the house, but on the carpet, we think they were marking terriority in our new house, but we used Spot Shot and the urine came out of the rug. For tough stains we would go over it with our steam vac.

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Anonymous
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Jun 21, 2008

Oh that's a tough one. I'd try sifting baking soda into lukewarm water then shake vigorously or use a whisk to stir. Pour a large amount into the area that got urine in it. It needs to soak as far down as the urine did. The baking soda will leave a white mark where it was poured until it's thoroughly dry then it can be vacuumed off. It will take a long time to dry. Baking soda is really good a neutralizing urine smell. Like all remedies, try a little bit on the back of the sofa where it won't be noticeable before trying on the noticeable part because some dyes react funny to water and I don't know how baking soda will react to the fabric or dye. I'd use as much baking soda as I could get to dilute into the water.

If that didn't work, I'd get a professional steam cleaner company to come to the house, which will likely change the color of the fabric.

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