What do I put on windowsills?

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What can I finish my windowsills with that will resist the claw marks?

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  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Apr 18, 2019

    Declaw your animal.

    • Joann Joann on Apr 18, 2019

      If I lived in the city I would, but I have dogs and I live in the country with alot of wild animals around.

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 18, 2019

    You can get claw covers at pet stores. OR< you could apply some fabric or shelf liner to the sills using a glue or mod podge so that it is removed easily in the future.

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 18, 2019

    You might have some luck with laminate (such as Formica) cut to fit on your sills. You can buy it at places like Home Depot and Lowes, or online in many colors and finishes, It's not that hard to cut, and you could use a non-permanent method of adhering it so that the sills could be returned to original if you move.

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    • Pamela Pamela on Apr 19, 2019

      3 M Command adhesive strips. I used them to hang some aluminum pieces on my wall, but they are thin and would probably work for sills also. Double sided tape would work, but it's a pain to remove.

  • For the sills my girlfriends cat likes to use, she went to a stoneyard and purchased remnant bits and for a nominal fee, had cur to her specifications and polished . Since they are heavy, she didn't even have to glue them down.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 11, 2021

    Hi JoAnn. I think something like shelf liner could work for you. This way you could cut it to fit your windowsills exactly. Good luck JoAnn. And Happy 2021.

  • Em Em on Jan 11, 2021

    Shelf liner will last for a while but with cat's sharp claws not that long. If you don't want to change the look and still protect the sills, get Home Depot to cut plexiglass -for free- pieces the length and width of the sills and hold them in place with clear silicone on the sides. You could use two screws buy drilling holes first but if you remove them you have two holes to patch.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 22, 2021

    Hi! My daughter had beveled glass cut at a glass shop to cover hers. Good luck!

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