Model # 2966

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Zinsser Single Head PaperTiger Scoring Tool


Single Head PaperTiger Scoring Tool

$796 /each
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Product Overview

Make every wallpaper-removal job easier with the Rust-Oleum Zinsser PaperTiger Scoring Tool. This must-have tool scores, tears and lifts small bits of paper away from the wall. So your wallpaper stripper can better penetrate and loosen stubborn adhesive.

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  • For use in perforating wall coverings to allow wallpaper stripper to penetrate and dissolve adhesive (stripper sold separately)
  • Designed to score an entire room in minutes
  • Helps to eliminates the need to sand or steam and make your job fast and easy
  • Includes two 1 in. blades
  • Won't damage walls
  • Eliminates the need for steamers
  • Safe and easy
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Blade width (in.)


Applicator/Tool Type
Blade Type
Number of Blades
Paint Product Type
Paint Scrapers
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

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Customer Questions & Answers

How do I change the blades on this?

Asked by: Kyle
If the blades ever need changing, which I think would take years, then I would get a new one.
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2016-11-12
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Customer Reviews

Single Head PaperTiger Scoring Tool is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought one of these to help strip wallpaper from a 180 square metre house, with the main tool b... I bought one of these to help strip wallpaper from a 180 square metre house, with the main tool being a wallpaper steamer. I only used it a few times, as it didn't seem to make the stripping any faster with the steamer. Note that it might be different if you're using alternative methods to strip. The Paper Tiger is a simple tool, and very expensive in New Zealand even though it's made here.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Speeds Up Wallpaper Removal The PaperTiger perforates wallpaper and thereby enhances absorption of fluid. The blades are sharp when new, although the single head does mean you need to go over the same area a couple of times to produce a well perforated paper surface. Unfortunately, the design of the PaperTiger limits how close to the trim or wall edge you can perforate. The sharpness of the blades on the wheels does decrease somewhat with use. (I used the PaperTiger for wallpaper removal in 3 rooms.) Only light pressure should be used when using the device, as the blade tips can leave signficant holes (similar to those produced by pushpins) in soft materials like drywall. The PaperTiger is easy to use, and a large wall area can be perforated in a short period. The device is, however, a little pricey for what it offers.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool was easy to use on scoring wallpaper before I sprayed on the gel to strip it. I used i... This tool was easy to use on scoring wallpaper before I sprayed on the gel to strip it. I used it for one room and with light pressure since I only needed to score the paper and not the wall itself. Pictures (under 3 different light conditions) show the results of the scoring teeths after use and wallpaper removal. The walls were later painted and I did find a few areas where I scored a little deep. I only needed one tool for my project and it met my expectation.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pointless purchase This product works fine, but it seems cheaply made. The inner workings squeak when using like scratching a chalk board. It is also easy to use too much pressure. I noticed the small holes I was making in my drywall. I suppose it is useful when using the DIF solution, but since I was very disappointed in the DIF and changed to using my steamer the paper tiger was completely unnecessary. The steamer worked great. I could have used the money I spent on the DIF and the paper tiger to treat myself to a meal in the time I saved by using my steamer.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I got through half of a small bathroom and the tines sheared off. Absolute cheap junk.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks are deceiving This tool looks like a remnant from a ninja movie and I was skeptical, but it works. No telling how long my 3 day job removing 2 layers of kitchen wallpaper would have taken without it. Used as directed it will penetrate to the base layer of wallpaper glue. Then you brush on a detergent & water mixture to penetrate the wallpaper and then peel it off. It is still tedious and a slow process but I couldn't imagine doing it without this tool! That said, I hope never to have to remove wallpaper again, with my kudos to the guys and gals who do it for a living!
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cheap, only for light duty I was perferating paint and wallpaper, so it required some pressure. When it was perferating, it did a great job except the terrible sound. I went through 4 of these. Seems if you put any pressure on them, the bearings heat up and melt the clip which holds the cutters on. Luckily, I could cobble together 2 working ones from the 4 broken ones to finish my work. They are inexpensive so, the value is still fair. Make sure you buy more than one of them. I plan on returning the broken ones for a refund it possible.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tool does a great job. The tool scores the paper enough to allow the liquid to dissolve the paste holding the paper to the wall. Made the job a lot easier. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as you might score the wall as well.
Date published: 2014-04-30
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