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Hi all,

I spent hours wallpapering the hallway yesterday, and when I got up this morning, discovered that one (or more) of the cats used part of the wall as a scratching post, arghhhhhhh. There is no way to close off this hallway, they have free access to it. How do I keep them from ruining even more of the wallpaper? They have scratching posts, so there is no reason for them to do this. For now, it is only scratched in one area, but who knows how much they'll ruin next. Short of just stripping the wallpaper and painting instead, is there anything I can do to deter them?
 

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I hope this is washable wall paper! I would spray bitter apple or a citrus product on the paper. You can get these products at a Pet Supply store, specifically for that problem-or to keep cats off the furniture, etc. Good luck.
 

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I've heard that you can put tin foil up against wallpaper to deter cats from clawing at it.
 

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Hi Jeanie, thanks for the reply. Yes, it is washable, that's a good idea to spray something smelly on it. They won't want to get it on their paws. They are little monsters, but you gotta love them. :roll:
 

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To be honest, I don't know... never tried it myself. Apparently the noise it makes puts them off. So I would't think it would be too long. I suppose it depends on how determined your cats are! :)
 

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If determination is a factor, we'd probably have to leave the foil up for years. :lol: :lol:
 

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I just remembered soft claws. I believe that's correct. They slip over the claws and are comfortable. I'd still used the bitter apple spray too, however. As you said, they're monsters! I think that's part of the reason we love them.
 

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Can't do the Soft Claws, the three likely culprits are a feral and her 2 kittens we took in. They are friendly to a point, but applying Soft Claws on those gals would likely require general anesthesia. :wink:
 

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Well, she is a really good girl, just feisty. We were surprised how fast she came around, though she was like a wildcat when we trapped her.
 
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