How to Remove Urine Stains From Clothes

Whether you have children or someone in your family suffers from incontinence, urine stains on clothing can be a common problem. Fortunately, urine stains are far from permanent and are relatively easy to clean.

Fill a bucket with warm water.

Add the appropriate amount of enzymatic cleaner. It is best to follow the container's instructions. You can also apply some directly to the urine stain.

Soak the clothes in the bucket for at least several hours or overnight.

Wash the clothes in the washing machine along with bleach. Use either chlorine or oxygen bleach depending on the clothing's materials and dye.

Put in the drier to dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Warm water
  • Enzymatic cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Washing machine
  • Bucket
  • Drier


  • Try to apply enzymatic cleaner as soon as you notice the stain. If the stain is fairly new, this could lift the stain almost immediately.
  • Enzymatic cleaner is available at most pet stores, grocery stores and drugstores.

About the Author

For three years, Etch Tabor worked as the technology and online editor at "InsideCounsel" magazine, a national publication for in-house counsel. He currently is a full-time freelance writer, specializing in legal, technology and comedy writing. He graduated in 2004 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in journalism.