Close the bottle, give it a good shake and spray some of the homemade cat-repelling potion on an unnoticeable area of the furniture that your cat likes to scratch. Allow the area to dry and, if there's no damage, moisten the area you want to protect from your cat's claws with the liquid.
Review: Furniture Protector Cat Scratcher by Kool Kitty Toys.
Furniture Defender Cat Scratching Guard - Two Guards Per Package - (18"L x 5.5"W) - Furniture Protectors - Best Protection from Pets Scratching or Clawing Your Sofa, Couch, Chair or Other Upholstered Furniture - Made in USA
Cat Scratch Furniture Protectors
While you are training your cat to use a scratcher you still need to protect your furniture. Tape coverings and the right scents will drive your cat away from certain areas so he won't scratch them.
Cat Scratching Furniture Protection
PROTECT FURNITURE FROM PETS AND FEET USING POOL NOODLES: cut a slit in pool noodle and slip over chair rung or over the chair leg itself if that is where your cat is scratching (the narrow size is better for furniture). Brilliant!!Of course, you can always use a plain blanket or some cheap slip cover for your sofa and armchairs, but there are various slip covers, which are actually designed to protect your furniture pieces strictly from domestic pets like cats and dogs. Chances are the sofa in your house or apartment will be targeted by your feline pet as it provides the widest, the vastest, and the softest area for scratching, thus making it more appealing than the rest of your furniture.Cats are well known for scratching any available surface; they do this to sharpen their claws as well as gain some exercise and mark their territory, and wicker furniture serves this purpose better than most because of the natural material and rough surface. Many cat owners give up hope, believing that they can’t have a cat without sacrificing their wicker furniture. However, this does not have to be the case! Take a look at these four ways to protect wicker furniture from the scratching claws of cats, while keeping your pets happy at the same time.Pretty throws could work on the couch, maybe just draped over one cushion. Or even a cat bed. You'll have to keep putting them in the right spot for awhile and spray them when they go to an unprotected area. Wipe off the furniture with a damp sponge to collect a lot of the fur. As far as the scratching, put lots of posts around. There are sprays for furniture that can discourage them from scratching but I haven't found any that work really well. I keep my couch against the wall with tables, etc. on each side. They can only get close to the front. Put something under the seat cushions that will drape down and cover the front/bottom of the couch. I'd start doing some of this while you still have the old furniture, if it's not too late. Other than the suggestions we've all given, the only other option is having them declawed. There's a lot of controversy over this, but we brought them into our homes, and we'll never be able to get rid of their natural instincts. That's asking too much. So declaw if nothing else works for you and remember that we've already domesticated them so much that a little more isn't that bad.