My attic floor was home to nesting mice for years before I bought the house. I've kept the mice away, but the smell hasn't lessened after a year of ventilation.

Short of replacing the wood, is there any way to remove the smell?

  • bleach works well for a lot of organic-based smells. considering the price/effort, i think it's worth a shot...
    – dandavis
    Jun 13 '18 at 18:44

You can try a few things:

1) Treat with odor neutralizer. Pet stores and hardware stores usually sell products designed to remove odors. For set in smells this may not be 100% effective.

2) Seal the wood. If you don't intend to use this surface as a final surface, a coat of sealant style paint (Killz is my brand of preference) will not remove the odor but it will lock it in the wood so you won't smell it again.

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