Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 23
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 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 Saber Quick way to seal a doorway!
We used this when we had to scrape a textured ceiling at the mother-in-laws house. This made it easy to use. Normally I would fasten two sheets of plastic - tape one to the inside of the door way and a second one to the outside of the door way in the opposing direction. But this was fastened up quickly - did not peel the paint - and easy to use. Did need a second pair of hands for this but well worth it. (Especially since the MIL had to keep looking in to see what you are doing...)
October 6, 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by medic1112 Great for use as screen door for my workshop
I decided to use this as a screen for my door on my workshop as my shop door swings out. It allows the breeze, but NO BUGS AND NO DUST FROM THE CATTLE PASTURES. This would be great for doing room renovations in the house too. It allows one to do sanding of drywall and cutting trim without having to cover furniture in other rooms. And with it allowing air flow you don't have to fool with hanging up plastic and getting too hot in the room while one is working. GREAT PRODUCT.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Perfect
This works just as advertised. Has double sided tape that adheres to the door frame and enough extra plastic to lay on the floor to keep dust from going under. I was sanding compound on new sheet rock and usually that would put a lot of dust into the hall, but with the ZipDoor not a single piece got out. Except when I opened the zipper and walked through did any dust escape. And when I pulled it off the door frame, no problem. Highly recommend.
June 20, 2013