Asked on Sep 28, 2017

What to do about deep cat scratches on door frames

  8 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Sep 28, 2017

    you will most likely have to fill them in with wood putty. Let dry them sand and paint.

  • Kim Kim on Sep 28, 2017

    Use Wood filler to fill in the voids and repaint the doorframe.

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  • Susan Massey Susan Massey on Sep 28, 2017

    Get the cat declawed.

    • Chris S Chris S on Sep 28, 2017

      Please do not declaw a cat under any circumstance. I made this mistake many years ago and was crushed when I saw how much the cats were in pain. Recovery also took a long time. If someone removed your finger and toe nails you would suffer the same pain as the cats.

      Buy cardboard scratching boxes. They are everywhere. The best priced ones are at Trader Joe's stores. They cost $3-4 less, plus they are wider than what is stocked in other stores. They have the same quality as the more expensive ones. I have hardwood floors on my main level, but I have never found scratches on the floors. I just buy two or more and place them around the house where my 3 cats like to hang out. Also they sell nail caps at various pet stores that you glue on.

  • Sand down, fill with wood putty, lightly sand again and repaint. I have 6 cats and several scratching items for them so they do not ruin the house, furniture or carpet.

  • Dennis Paugh Dennis Paugh on Sep 28, 2017

    sand and putty and paint. Or replace the frame

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Sep 28, 2017

    fill with wood putty and sand smooth. Repaint.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 28, 2017

    I would sand the frames and then fill them in with wood

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 28, 2017

    Sorry my answer got cut off. Fill with wood putty, the sand and varnish or paint