Tiger Kit Filler / Putty knife Review

Updated May 8, 2024 | Posted Sep 25, 2020 | Professional insight, Product Advice | 0 comments

Tiger kit filling knifes come in 3 sizes: 8, 10, and 12 centimetres wide. You might use them for applying filler to interior or exterior walls, or putty around glazing on a window. As a Professional Decorator, I’ve used a lot of filling knives over the years, but these are slightly different to the style I’m used to. That’s why I thought it would be adventurous to write a quick Tiger kit filling / putty knifes review.

My Review

The stainless-steel blade is very flexible and makes filling very easy leaving a smooth finish.

The wooden handle has a lovely groove moulded into it making it very comfortable to hold but also allowing the tradesman to apply the correct pressure whilst filling.

Previously I have always used the typical handle version of filling knives. These Tiger filling knives look like the type used for cakes etc. (Maybe there is a reason why cakes look so smooth).

First impressions are that they are well made of the highest quality materials. Very sturdy but flexible.

While using them they were extremely comfortable. You can go back and forth changing directions with ease. The filling was not only quicker but just glided over the holes. Leaving only a very fine, thin layer to sand when dry again. This not only saved me time but left a very smooth flat surface.

You can see that these have been designed by a decorator as a lot of thought has gone into making them. Your hand is closer to the blade than it would be if you were using a traditional filling knife, meaning it is easy to control.

Final Thoughts


If you haven’t tried Tiger putty / filler knives, then I highly recommend them. They are a huge step up from normal filling knives and spatulas. I tried the Tiger knives in loads of different materials, from Toupret, to EasiFill, and they’re magical. They’re just so comfortable and responsive. They enable you to manipulate the material easily where you need it.

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Tiger Kit Filler/Putty knifes


Tiger Kit Filler / Putty knife Review - Decorator's forum UK

This tool is for applying filler and putty. It’s handy when decorating, and can be used by trade or DIY.

Editor's Rating:


  • Comfortable.
  • Responsive.
  • Easy to manipulate filler.


  • The corners are a little sharp, so it can scratch filler as you’re applying it.

Blog written by Daniel Wilson – Professional Painter and Decorator

Updated May 8, 2024 | Posted Sep 25, 2020 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


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