Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator Review: We Tried a Pet Stain Remover
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Have you ever had a cat urine stain that you can’t seem to get rid of? I have—so I know how important it is that a cat urine remover actually works to eliminate urine odors for good.
In this post, I’m going to try a new pet stain and odor remover from Purple Pet and find out if it does the trick to permanently eliminate cat urine odors.
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is made by the Michigan-based iPrimio company. We’ve done a few reviews of iPrimio products in the past and have had great experiences with their products—their litter scoop and litter box are our go-tos! I was excited to try out iPrimio’s new Purple Pet odor eliminator product line and see how it worked.
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator Review
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is made in the USA out of natural ingredients. It’s available in three scents:
- Cucumber Melon
The odor eliminator is available in 16-ounce spray bottles.
What makes Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator work?
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is an enzyme-based cleaner. Enzyme cleaners are one of the most effective types of cleaner for cat urine stains. This is because enzyme cleaners have the tools to battle one of the toughest foes in cat urine stains—uric acid. Uric acid is the element in cat urine that makes cat urine odor linger for years after your cat goes there. It is not water-soluble and most cleaners only temporarily eliminate or mask the urine scent.
The power of an enzyme cleaner is in the symbiotic relationship between the enzymes and hungry living bacteria inside of the bottle. The enzymes will break down the uric acid and the bacteria gobble up the broken-down waste. Enzyme cleaners aren’t foolproof, though. They’re dependent on the cleaner containing enough living bacteria for the process to work. If the product doesn’t contain enough bacteria or has been sitting on the shelf for so long that the bacteria die, it won’t work effectively.
How do I use it to clean up a mess?
The Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is designed to work to remove stains from a number of different surfaces—any surface that wouldn’t be harmed by water should be safe to use Purple Pet on.
Enzyme cleaners like Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator usually work best if you haven’t treated the mess with another type of cleaner first. Blot up the stain if it’s fresh, and then spray the stained area with Purple Pet until it’s saturated. Be patient and let the cleaner soak in for 15 minutes before blotting it up.
After 15 minutes, check to see if there is any lingering stain or odor. If so, reapply until it’s gone. It’s typical to need a few applications to eliminate cat urine stains.
Disclosure: “Wildernesscat received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. Although the product was gratis, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”
I chose to try the odor eliminator out on Teddy, who, if you got too close, still had a lingering cat urine odor from a set in mess. There wasn’t anything warning against using the Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator on old stains, so I hoped for the best and started spritzing.
I sprayed Teddy’s bum down pretty well, kind of squishing him as I went so that the enzyme cleaner would sink down into his stuffing and get to work. The instructions advise against agitating the stained area or rubbing the cleaner in—instead opting to allow the cleaner to soak in and let the bacteria and enzyme combination do the work.
The Spring scented cleaner’s scent was very strong, so strong that I felt I was close to coughing or choking a bit as the fumes rose up to my nostrils. The strong perfume scent (similar to a dryer sheet) lingered on my hands for a while after I touched it, as well. If you are using this odor eliminator to clean a large area, I recommend you make yourself scarce while it dissipates and be sure to have proper ventilation.
I set Teddy down to let the Purple Pet do its work…and promptly forgot about him.
Did the Purple Pet Odor Eliminator get rid of the pee smell?
I didn’t check in on Teddy’s odor 15 minutes after I sprayed him down. Or 30 minutes. I checked on him a few days later. There weren’t any instructions to rinse off the odor eliminator after the 15 minutes, so I figured it probably didn’t hurt anything.
I picked up Teddy and sniffed the urine-stained area. I couldn’t smell the urine at all. However, I could smell the Purple Pet Odor Eliminator. Remember I said it smelled like a strong dryer sheet? Well, after a few days, the Spring scent was still cloyingly strong. Unfortunately, the strong perfume scent makes it tough to tell whether or not the enzyme cleaner did its job, or if the urine smell is just masked by the scent of the cleaner.
However, I couldn’t detect any underlying urine odor, so as far as I can currently tell, the Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator did its job. As always, we will update this post if we learn anything otherwise!
Our final assessment.
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is a solid choice for pet stain removal and does a good job of removing cat urine, which is tall order. It works quickly and is safe for use around pets.
The biggest downside of the Purple Pet cleaner is its strong scent—the scent is a bit overpowering and takes a long time to fade out of the carpet/stuffed animal/couch that you used it on. This makes it a less-than-ideal choice for people with sensitive nostrils. We would love to see iPrimio come out with an unscented version!
Where can I buy Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator?
Purple Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator is available for sale on the Purple Pet website and Amazon.com at $14.95 for a 16-ounce bottle. Click the image below to find out how much it costs on Amazon now.
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