How to secure wood to stucco wall without drilling.

by Teri
I'm a renter, so I can't alter the outside of the house, but I want to build a catio on the back patio. The house already has a latticed overhang for shade, which I will use for the frame, but each side of the catio will terminate at a stucco wall. I need to secure the catio so the cats won't get out, but without doing any damage or change to the house itself. Any ideas?

  4 answers
  • Gigi Davis Gigi Davis on Jun 26, 2018

    Liquid nails might work

    • Teri Teri on Jun 27, 2018

      Never heard of that. I'll have to look into that. Thanks

  • Rob32328534 Rob32328534 on Jun 26, 2018

    Hi Teri- Try some fencing posts driven into the ground at the edge of the patio as close as possible and attach what you want to those - hope this helps!

    • Teri Teri on Jun 27, 2018

      Thanks - unfortunately that would not be possible. I'll try to post photographs tomorrow. It's too dark to take them now. Thanks again. :-)

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 26, 2018

    How about exterior velcro applied to the stucco, and the other side to pet proof screening. Zip ties work well.

    If your putting it on a patio why not just build a free standing one with four sides and a door.... you can build a ramp and/or cat door to the outside catio. there is a plan at the end to click on

    • Teri Teri on Jun 27, 2018

      I've already built an 8-foot one for the front window, but they need something bigger. While I could build a freestanding one, utilizing the frame already in existence for the overhang will enable me to get it done sooner because it reduces the cost. But thank you for your suggestion.

  • Laura Laura on Apr 29, 2020


    Wondering what you ended up doing with your catio. I want to screen in my 2nd floor deck for my kitties, but I'm facing the same challenge you had with attaching the pet screen to a stucco wall. Did you figure it out? Thanks.