scratching issue


I just wanna- stay INSIDE!!!
Purred: Mon Feb 4, '08 7:16am PST 
Has anyone ever applied Soft Paws to their kitty? Mei-Yao is starting to claw the cedar walls in the foyer and some doorways, but we just don't see ourselves applying the Soft Paws w/o us getting ripped to shreds. And declawing just isn't an option of course. She has a scratching post that she never uses even though we keep catnip sprinkled on it. And sometimes we squirt her with a waterbottle if we catch her in the act. Can any one give me some alternatives to our little issue?
Thank you!