How do I cat proof my glass door?


I have a glass storm door between my porch and the inside of my house. It is attractively divided into two sections. However, I have two indoor cats who go absolutely crazy when they see other cats on my porch through the bottom portion of the door. As you can imagine this is a real problem when the cats outside sit and stare at my cats through the glass door. All hell breaks loose. I would like to do something stylish with the bottom panel that is opaque enough so that my cats cannot see other cats shapes through the door. Any ideas?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 18, 2018

    Oh dear I bet that is a problem. Static-cling (clean window, apply with water and a supplied squeegee, no actual adhesive, peels off when you leave or want to take it off without a fight) "stained glass" plastic films are available. They look pretty much as good or bad as you make them look, which is mostly a matter of how carefully you cut the edges.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Dec 18, 2018

    Sounds really pretty Mogie, but I really need something opaque so that the cats can't see in or out. I have a board there just now but it looks very ugly.

  • What about some frosted glass spray paint (def. tape off areas with plastic and frog tape that you don't want to get sprayed). I wasn't sure how big the bottom panel was, but you could try spray painting a spare piece of glass first to see how it looks and put it next to the door.

    • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Dec 19, 2018

      Thanks for your help, Carrie, but I already thought of that. It won't work because frosted glass is not opaque and my cats can see the outside cats' shapes through it.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 19, 2018

    Why not spray your patio with essential oils of rosemary or orange/lemon, or place plants of rosemary or lavender on the patio? Cats dislike these scents and will stay away from your patio.

    Plants of Ruta Graveolens (Rue) are even more effective.

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    • Oliva Oliva on Dec 19, 2018

      My pleasure, and Happy Holidays!

  • on Dec 19, 2018

    I’d suggest Window Pricacy Film. It is translucent - let’s in light and blocks the view. :) Super easy install and cheap.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Dec 19, 2018

    Frugal, thanks so much for your answer. I didn't know they made such a thing but will go to my Home Depot and see if they sell it.