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Old 07-29-2018, 05:54 AM  
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Cat Scratches in Wooden Door


I have recently moved into a property and the previous owner had cats. They have unfortunately decided that my patio door was a scratch post and have as such been rather horrible to it. I have attached a picture of th damage - can somebody please reccomend the products and processor fix this?

I would rather not have to repaint the whole door, but will do if that’s necessary to get a good finish.

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Old 07-29-2018, 05:55 AM  
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Note - the scratches are quite deep into the grain, and all over the door
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:12 AM  
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You have 3 choices; sand down to bare wood and refinish, apply a stain to the scratches [they'll still be there but not as noticeable] or use filler, sand, primer and paint.
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Re: Cat Scratches in Wooden Door


I might concided replacing that narrow strip, looks like base cap molding.
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Re: Cat Scratches in Wooden Door


It's just a door, I would just repaint the whole thing, it will look nice and fresh.
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Re: Cat Scratches in Wooden Door


We had a cat who did this to virtually every door frame in our house (also original wooden windowsills by jumping in the open window; all our cats have done this). From time to time I just use Old English lemon wood oil or Pledge's orange oil wood polish. Makes them nearly disappear (not noticeable at all from a distance). Some day we'll replace all the door moldings but that's at the bottom of the home improvement list. If it's just a cosmetic issue, I recommend using the wood oils. It's part of my seasonal "deep cleaning".
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The first time I removed the varnish from the tree, removed the scratches and painted again. It helped get rid of cat scratches. Until our cat started scratching the door again. We put cloth on this place. The cat sharpens the nails on the felt, and not on the door itself.
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You have 3 choices; sand down to bare wood and refinish, apply a stain to the scratches [they'll still be there but not as noticeable] or use filler, sand, primer and paint.
This would work fine!
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