How to Get Cat Urine Odor Off a Microfiber Couch

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Spray bottle

  • White vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Damp washcloth


If you have difficulty removing the urine odor, purchase a commercial odor neutralizer or enzymatic cleaner at your local pet supply store.


Always wear rubber gloves to prevent exposing your skin to the urine, which may contain bacteria that can cause illness.

Cat urine has a strong, offensive odor that can be difficult to remove. If you notice cat urine on your microfiber couch, you need to remove it immediately or it can soak down deep into the cushion. The longer cat urine sits on the couch, the more difficult it will be to remove the odor. The cat may even continue to urinate on the couch due to the smell.


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Step 1

Blot the fresh urine stain with paper towels. Avoid pressing too hard on the urine or it will soak deeper into the fabric. Blot the urine until the paper towels no longer absorb it.

Step 2

Fill a clean spray bottle with white distilled vinegar. Spray the vinegar on the urine stain. Vinegar acts as a natural deodorizer, and it will neutralize the odor.

Step 3

Let the vinegar sit for 30 minutes. Blot the couch with paper towels to absorb any excess vinegar.


Step 4

Cover the urine area with baking soda. Allow the baking soda to sit on the microfiber couch overnight. It will absorb any lingering vinegar and it will help remove the urine odor.

Step 5

Remove the baking soda by vacuuming it with a hand-held vacuum cleaner.

Step 6

Wipe the area on the couch with a damp washcloth. Repeat the process if the odor lingers on the couch.



Angela LaFollette

Angela LaFollette

Angela LaFollette was born in raised in West Virginia, but she currently resides with her husband and children in Minnesota. She is food freelance writer and blogger as well as a full-time stay at home mother. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University. Angela's work has appeared on many online publications like Yahoo!, eHow, and Leaf Group.