A Short Guide For Taking Care Of Your Lab Coat

A Short Guide For Taking Care Of Your Lab Coat

A good lab coat is something you want to have for years, which means you want to do everything you can to keep it in good condition. Lab coats can make a great extra layer on any scrub outfit, and make your outfit look more stylish and professional too! But even the most high quality lab coats can’t handle being treated poorly or washed poorly, and you can end up with stains, tears or shrinkage that make you want to get rid of the coat. Let’s give you a short guide to taking proper care of your lab coat, so you can have that stylish medical outfit for years to come.

Read Instructions Carefully

While this guide may be helpful, the best guide is the specific instructions for your lab coat. And yet lots of people just throw their clothes in the washer without looking at the care instructions on the tag or on the manufacturer’s website. You’ve probably done this yourself at some point without thinking about it. But if you wash or dry your lab coat on the wrong setting even just once or twice, it could cause fading or shrinkage.

Forget About Fabric Softener

Using fabric softener may make your clothes smell fresh and clean, but it can be bad for the fabric of your lab coat in the long run. Fabric softeners make the fabric less absorbent, which will make your lab coat harder to clean over time.

Deal With Spills And Stains Right Away

Just try wearing a lab coat to work almost every shift without spilling anything on it, it's practically impossible! But it is possible to be prepared and take care of these spills and stains as soon as they happen. Whether it's coffee stains, blood stains or anything else, it's helpful to keep a stain stick handy. If you don’t have one, you can just try to wash your lab coat as soon as it gets stained.

The Right Coat To Start

We hope this guide has been helpful. As our last bit of advice, if you want your lab coat to last, it's a good idea to start with one that’s high quality, and made from the finest of scrub fabrics. Come check out the Bradford and Preston lab coats by visiting the Blue Sky Scrubs website.