How To Tell When You Need A New Lab Coat

How To Tell When You Need A New Lab Coat

High quality lab coats like the Bradford and Preston lab coats from Blue Sky Scrubs can last a long time, but even the best lab coat won’t last forever. So how will you know when it's time to throw out that old coat and get yourself a new one? Well, in today's blog we’re going to take a look at a few signs that you need a replacement for your lab coat.

Stains That Won’t Budge

Any article of clothing is bound to have some kind of spill or stain on it at some point. One especially common type of stain on lab coats is yellow armpit stains that appear over time due to sweating through the white coat. If you have stains like this on your lab coat, and they no longer come out with cleaning, it's time to dump that old coat and get yourself a fresh, clean lab coat!

Obvious Tearing

Any obvious tearing at the seams or anywhere else on the coat will make it hard to appear professional at work. After excessive daily use the seams can rip and tear open easily, and if that happens, you’ll probably want to think about replacing your lab coat soon! If you want to maintain a professional medical appearance in the workplace, having a nice, intact lab coat is a good idea.

Doesn’t Fit Right

Don’t settle for a lab coat that doesn’t quite fit right or feels uncomfortable to put on. Move around while looking in the mirror as well, pay attention to how you look and how you feel as you move in the coat. If it isn’t comfortable or flattering, why keep it? And if you’ve had it for a long time, it might have even shrunk in the dryer. Either way, don’t hold on to a lab coat that doesn’t fit right.

We hope the advice in this blog helped. If you’re looking for a new lab coat, check out our Bradford and Preston lab coats! To see our lab coats and our full collection of scrubs and more, visit the Blue Sky Scrubs website.