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What Varnish is Hard Enough to Reduce Cat Scratching Damage?

Postby Windinherhair » Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm

I am in the process of removing wallpaper from our upstairs hall, high-ceiling stairs, dining room, and front door area (all open plan) due to our 4 year old cat shredding the walls. This is in preparation for skimming, which I'm told should deter her.
She has also been dragging her claws down the door surrounds. I was thinking to coat these with an extra tough varnish. Can anyone recommend a varnish for this purpose? Would it be an idea to use a yacht varnish, or maybe a floor varnish? I don't really care if it's overkill, just as long as it stops her from destroying them!
Thanks in advance, from one frazzled cat owner.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby anthony martin » Sat May 04, 2019 10:35 am

Moisture curing Polyuraphane varnish, available from shipley paint bradford. ps sets immediately you have to work quick, throw brush away after use, sets rock hard on any surface, it does change colour in time nice rich light brown.
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