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Cat Fence: Making the Surface Smooth (Video 3 of 4)

Hi everyone, I’m Marco from Fenceshop, part of the Fenceshop Gallicomers team of Rete Plastic. We've reached the third video in our series dedicated to cat fences. In this video, we'll focus on how to make a fence smooth to prevent cats from climbing. This is a great idea that I unfortunately forgot to mention in the main video that introduced this mini-series. Some of you pointed it out, so today we’ll delve deeper into this topic.

Why Make a Cat Fence Smooth?

Making a cat fence smooth is a practical and effective solution, especially if you already have an existing fence. This technique allows you to add a material to the existing fence, reducing the necessary work. But what materials can we use to achieve this goal?

Recommended Materials

I will show you two main options:

  • Fiberglass Plastic: This material is available in different variants: smooth, neutral, green, and corrugated. However, for our purposes, the smooth version is the most suitable. Fiberglass plastic is available in various heights, offering good flexibility in terms of choice. It is an excellent compromise between quality and price.
  • Polycarbonate Panels: There are two types of polycarbonate panels: cellular (hollow inside) and compact (solid). This material is very similar to glass and is often called plexiglass. It is a high-quality material, but it has a high cost and tends to scratch easily.
How to Apply the Materials to the Fence

Both materials can be easily applied to the existing fence. Here are some methods:

  • Drill holes in the material with a simple drill.
  • Tie the material around the posts or mesh using tying wire or fix-ties.
  • Use a full-height blade, a small edge, or a threaded screw with a washer to secure the material.

The goal is to apply these materials vertically on the fence wall, creating a smooth surface that prevents cats from climbing.

An Alternative Solution: The Rotating Roller

One of our subscribers, Francesco, sent us a video of an alternative solution he saw in America. This solution involves installing a rotating roller at the top of the fence. When the cat reaches the top, the roller rotates freely, preventing them from holding on. It’s an interesting idea, although it presents some complications, such as the need to adjust the distance between the rollers to the posts of the fence.


This concludes the third video of our series dedicated to cat fences. We remind you to subscribe to our channel and visit our website to explore our e-commerce. Thanks for watching the video and see you soon!


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