How to remove old urine stains on upholstery & fabrics?

Our tips

We recommend a different course of action depending on whether the urine stains are old or new.

  1. Use urineFREE Urine Detector to locate stains. 
  2. Saturate all stained areas with urineFREE. Ensure the surface is wet enough to allow urineFREE to soak deeply into affected areas.
  3. Allow to air dry. The biological removal of the urine deposits takes place during this drying time. This may be extended by the application of a non-porous cover such as plastic film for more effective results. Repeat entire process if necessary for particularly stubborn urine stains.
  4. When dry, apply a small amount of water to the area and blot it up with a paper towel to remove the remaining residue.

Remove any other product previously applied before using urineFREE

If you have used another chemical or detergent based product to try to remove the urine before using urineFREE, these chemicals and detergents may have removed the water soluble urea and urochrome components of urine but will likely have no impact on the non-soluble uric acid crystals which embed themselves into the upholstery fibres and are difficult to dislodge.

These chemicals and detergents also coat or encapsulate the uric acid crystals, making it difficult for urineFREE to penetrate. We therefore recommended that all other chemical and detergent based products are removed to maximise the effectiveness and results with urineFREE.

Burn marks

Old urine stains that have not been removed or not removed correctly will have greater exposure to the urine and the acidity of the uric acid crystals. Unfortunately in some fabrics, especially wool blends, the uric acid crystals can cause burn marks that look like a stain but have actually discoloured the fabric.

Please note this is irreversible. urineFREE will remove the urine and in turn the urine smell but it can not remove burn marks. This is why we encourage removing urine as soon as possible for all surfaces and using only a bio-enzymatic product such as urineFREE will remove the urine for good.

Why is the stain becoming larger, darker and the odour stronger?

Often stains may become larger, darker and the odour stronger when they rise to the surface – this is common. This is the urine in the sublayers rising to the surface for further treatment and removal. These stains can take two to three treatments with urineFREE and you will see the stains become lighter and smaller upon further treatments until they eventually disappear. The sniff test for urine odour is the best way to double check the urine has gone as even if you can’t see it there may still be urine lingering. This is when you know you have got all the urine. 

Prevent future urine (and other) stains from ruining your fabrics

We recommend using a non-toxic, eco friendly, water based fabric protector to stain proof all your fabrics, upholstery, carpets and rugs around the house.

protectME is a very efficient and safe product, unlike other “mainstream” fabric protectors which are formulated with toxic chemicals.

It works on a range of fabrics, from leather to microfibre, suede, wool, silk and more!

All-in-one product

urineFREE is a powerful urine stain AND smell remover. It works on all types of urine, whether pet or human — guaranteed to work or your money back! Our product is 20% more concentrated than other products, and contains a bacteria that eats up the uric acid crystals, which are the main culprit when it comes to urine smells and stains.

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We are a conscious business because we care. We care about the environment and your health, so our products are non-toxic and safe to use around your family and pets. They are also eco-friendly, septic tank safe, and won’t hurt the planet. Because we also care about our animal friends, our products are vegan and cruelty free.

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Trust a product tried and tested by hundreds of happy customers. If you think urineFREE sounds too good to be true, read our reviews or contact our friendly customer service. If you’re not 100% happy with the product, we will give you your money back (guaranteed)!

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