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Single Head PaperTiger Scoring Tool

  • Use to easily remove wallpaper and wallpaper borders from walls
  • Scores surface to allow wallpaper stripper to dissolve adhesive
  • Use with Zinsser or DIF Wallpaper Stripper
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Product Details

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.
  • 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
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

Q:Made in China I presume?
by|Dec 6, 2021
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Randy, please give us a call at 888-855-1774, we will be happy to help! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

by|Feb 24, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful
    Q:How do I change the blades on this?
    by|Nov 14, 2015
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    A:  If the blades ever need changing, which I think would take years, then I would get a new one.

    by|Oct 13, 2018
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  Kyle, Zinsser Single Head PaperTiger Scoring Tool is not designed to have the blades changed out. If the blades break or are too dull to continue, we recommend purchasing a new PaperTiger.

    by|Nov 3, 2020
      3 found this answer helpful
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      Customer Reviews

      3.4 out of 5
      • 3.4
        out of 59 reviews
      • 61%recommend this product
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      Quick to fall apart
      Thought with the mixed reviews I'd take a chance. Not that there was another option. As others have said, one of the blades broke pretty quickly rendering it useless. Only light pressure was used, and the room I was trying to do was even large
        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.
        • DIY
        • Recommended
        2 found this review helpful
        Constantly falling apart
        It did what it was supposed to do and scored the wallpaper. It's just a shame the blades kept falling off every couple of minutes. Try removing your wallpaper without this first, and don't get it unless you really can't get the wallpaper off without scoring. Wish we hadn't wasted our money, even if it was fairly inexpensive.
        Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 23, 2016
        Something is amiss here Rebecca. Please keep in mind we advise not pressing the PaperTiger Scoring Tool hard against the surface. It is best to let the tool do the hard work. Excessive pressure may damage the wall or tool. Rustoleum
        • DIY
        1 found this review helpful
        the scorer was fair
        I wouldn't use this product unless there was no other option.
        • Verified Purchase
        5 found this review helpful
        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.
        • DIY
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended
        13 found this review helpful
        Big Disappointment
        Bought two for me and the wife. We used them on one room to perforate the old paper wallpaper. One of the devices star wheel froze up and quit turning. The unit I had, one of the star wheels fell right off. The two scoring tools didn't last two hours.
        Response from Rust-OleumSupportJan 27, 2022
        Oh no, not something we like to hear. Zinsser PaperTiger Scoring Tool is a product tool designed to help in the removal of wallpaper. The scoring wheels perforate wallpaper to allow the stripper to penetrate and dissolve the adhesive. Give us a call at 888-855-1774 so we can hear more about your application and work to make things right.
        - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6 Rustoleum
        • Verified Purchase
          Very Helpful Tool
          I was a great help. It cut through the paper enough to get the wallpaper removal spray behind it but not deep enough to damage the wall.
          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Lasted 5 minutes
          Used per directions and within 5 min one of the blades fell off. Was able to macgyver it back together to finish wall. Not worth $10
          Response from Rust-OleumSupportSep 27, 2021
          Thank you for the feedback on the Rust-Oleum Zinsser PaperTiger, Andy. We'll be sure to forward it along to the right team for review. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
            Broke after one wall
            It works well but it broke after only one wall. One wheel came off as the holding clip just fell. I was able to fix it, but then it just seized and the well stopped turning altogether. Obviously not a pro tool. I would qualify this as a one job and throw away tool, which is fine if you don't plan on using it every day. Will buy another one. Hopefully, this one last for the rest of the job.
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