Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbreitmun Does keep the dust level down throughout the house!
This is a very great solution to creating a dust barrier to other rooms throughout your house when doing construction. It is very easy and straightforward to use or hang in your doorway and the zipper for entry and exit is awesome. Normally I hang painters plastic at the doors and use masking tape but more often than not I find that it does not stay sealed very well creating a lot of dust around the house. As I am constantly remodeling this is a welcome solution. However I find it only withstands a few uses before needing replacement parts. These parts are available but it almost seems more affordable to just buy a whole new kit. I feel for the retail price this is offered at it could be a little more durable and withstand more uses. The tape does hold well and I did not have a problem removing it without any paint peeling issue when I was done. I am however willing to pay a little extra in the long run to minimize clean up and to keep my wife happier.
January 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa Good concept, poor adhesion
We installed this dust barrier at the start of a room renovation. The concept is great! And the actual door material is quite good as well, with perfectly functional zippers. The adhesive tape however does not work for more than 5 minutes. In order to keep the door in place and hence the dust barrier, the construction needs to be held with blue tape or frog tape.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Whitney Zipdoor does work so it is functional, but not very adhesive and material is very thin
Zipdoor does work so it can be used as a barrier, but plastic is very thin and adhesive is not very strong so I would not suggest putting this up for a long period of time or in a doorway that is outdoors at all (only use indoors)
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom3 Great Idea and Didn't Damage Paint
This is a better way to try to contain dust during a small remodel project than what I have used in the past. It's a great system for when you need to do some work in one room like a bedroom or bathroom or if you are remodelling or painting an office in a commercial space.
The concept is simple. Stick up a sheet of plastic over the door to prevent dust and debris from spreading but still allow easy access into the room. Yet the ZipDoor is well thought out and better than just using tape to hang some plastic drop cloth over a door.
The plastic is a thick (6mil?) piece of sheeting that can cover up to a 4' x 8' opening. The plastic is durable enough that you can get a few uses out of it. The zippers are easy to open and close and allow you to get in and out without tearing the plastic and the included hooks help you keep the plastic open when you have to lug tools, materials or furniture in or out but still need to seal the space afterwards.
My main concern was with the tape. I have used double-sided tape to hold plastic sheeting over a door way in the past and every time I did removing the tape wound up either pulling up the paint or be too difficult to remove I'd have to scrape it off. In either case I'd have to touch up that area. Zipwall claims that their Zipwall Tape will not damage the surface for up to 14 days and I wanted to see if that was true before using the ZipDoor.
I tore off a small bit of the double-sided tape each day for 14 days and stuck it on the inside wall of a closet which I had cleaned first as directed. Each day when I put on a new piece of tape I would press down on the previously applied tape to make sure there was a good bond. Then I waited 2 more days after I put up the 14th piece of tape. I now had 14 pieces of the ZipWall tape stuck to a painted wall for 2-16 days.
When I removed the tape, all the pieces were still firmly adhered to the wall yet they were not difficult to remove and best of all it did not pull up any paint.
If you don't have ZipWall's other dust barrier systems, which I don't, you can still get good dust control for small projects. If your doorway or opening is bigger than this plastic can cover you can buy the tape and zippers individually and use them with any 6mil plastic and still have the same benefits. The tape and zippers are really what make this product work so well but it's nice to pick it up as a single kit like this.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HDKevin Fast setup up
Takes less than a minute to install. The tape holds well and does not leave any residue. The zipper moves freely and stays dust tight. A fast simple way to prevent dust from entering another room. I used it to seal off door way for blown in cellulose insulation
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tano This is a great idea, worked well
Let me start by saying, this was not what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought this was a temporary door for the zip wall system of poles; it is actually a temporary door that you install over an existing doorway that seals off the room form the rest of the house during renovation or demolition work.
The doorway installs using double sided tape that is provided. You run the tape around the temporary doorway and attach it to the wall. The doorway itself has a zipper that you can open or close to get in or out of the room and to seal off the space. I have used zip walls before during our home renovation and have had great luck keeping the dust and mess out of the rest of the house. This doorway can accomplish the same thing without setting up or purchasing the poles, not to mention you can reuse the set up.
I was demoing my back hallway in my 100 plus year old house, this is all plaster and I did not want the dust creeping back into my finished home. The doorway worked perfectly and blocked out the dust better than when I was using the zip wall set up alone. The room was sealed form the rest of the house and I had no cleanup.
This is a great solution for anyone doing work on a single room. I have also used this set up to help block stain and paint smells from getting into the rest of the house. It is not foolproof, but did keep the odor somewhat contained. I would recommend this product to anyone doing indoor renovations.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRMitch I wish I knew about these a long time ago
I got one of these a while back with the intention of starting a project shortly. The project was delayed and so it just sat. I finaly started and the first thing I did was set this up. Everything you need is in one kit including the tape. I have used sheets and paper in the past to keep dust under control but getting in or out is always a pain. With this you just unzip and zip up to enter or exit. The dust stays on one side and door comes down easy when the job is done. I really wish I had known about these before and I will definately use again.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Exactly what one would expect
As many projects as I've done over the years one would think I would have already had one. After first use I can't believe I waited as long as I did. I used to use fans in the door way and opened a window, but would always have dust in other areas of the house. To be honest I was dumbfounded at not having any dust in other areas after I put this up. Funny looking back at all the hours wasted needlessly cleaning, definatly a lesson learned. Would Highly recommend.
July 10, 2013