Tasha asked: How do I remove cat urine from pool table felt? My cat peed on my boyfriend’s new pool table. It is blue felt. I cleaned it with all purpose cleaner and then tried to dry it with my hairdryer. After I was searching for an answer, I saw you shouldn’t use heat on felt. Now, I am scared I have made it worse. The stain is faint, but a little darker blue than the rest of the table. The cat urine smell is still strong. Please help!
Cat urine has such a strong odor because of the proteins that are present. The removal of these proteins requires enzymes found in special urine removal products/cleaners. Cleaning the felt on the table requires special care. Use these steps to carefully clean the delicate felt and remove the odor for good.
You Will Need:
- Lint free cloths or
- Microfiber cloths
- Cold water
- Neutral detergent (ex: Dreft)
- White vinegar
- Small bowl or bucket
- Nature’s Miracle
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Begin by mixing one teaspoon of vinegar, one teaspoon neutral detergent, and 4 cups of cold water in a bowl or small bucket.
- Moisten the lint free cloth with the solution and wring it out. It should be damp, but not dripping.
- Blot the stained area with the solution.
- Avoid getting the felt too wet and continue blotting. Do not rub or it may cause the felt to stretch and ripple.
- Once the stain is removed, allow the area to dry completely.
- If a urine odor remains, moisten a lint free cloth with Nature’s Miracle and blot it onto the area. The enzymes in the product will neutralize the odor causing proteins in the urine stain.
- Allow the area to dry completely.
- If any stains remain, repeat the above steps.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Always test a small area first to ensure there are no adverse effects or discoloration to the felt.
- It is important to remove all traces of the urine or the cat may return to “mark” the area again.
- There are special cleaners designed for pool tables, however, the home made versions often work just as well.