How to Remove Urine Stains from Clothing and Comforters

It can be very frustrating when your pets or children get urine on clothes or bedding. But with a little work and patience urine stains can be removed.

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  1. Plan to wash any fabric with urine stains. This is the only way the smell and stain will come out.

  2. Find the stain and pretreat it with a stain remover. The sooner the stain is treated, the easier it will be to remove.

  3. Wash normally. If the fabric's care label states "dry clean only," the item will still need to be washed. This may cause bright colors to bleed. But if you took your item to a dry cleaners, they would have to wash it too.

  4. After washing the item, check stain. If it is gone, proceed with drying the item according to the care label. If the stain is not gone, repeat Step #2. If stain came out of a dry-clean item, do not dry it in a dryer. This can cause major shrinkage. Let the item air dry, then press if necessary.