Care and maintenance instructions

Recoveralls are made with AAMI PB70 rated medical barrier fabric. The barrier rating generally corresponds with how water resistant the fabric is. It is vital to follow these care instructions to help prolong the longevity of the water resistant coating.

At home care instructions

  • Use a liquid detergent 
  • Machine wash warm
  • Do not use bleach
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Hang dry or tumble dry low
  • Do not use dryer sheets

How to maintain your recoverall

After a number of washes, the water resistant coating will start to deteriorate. 

You can test the performance of the water resistant coating by sprinkling or spraying water on the fabric. If the water beads up and rolls away, no maintenance is needed. If the water immediately gets absorbed and the fabric changes color, it is time to reapply a durable water repellant (DWR) coating.

Recoveralls recommends the use of a wash-in DWR application, such as Nikwax.

Commercial care instructions

For hospitals and other commercial facilities with access to industrial laundering machines, recommend wash cycles are below:

Level 1 Recoverall

Level 1 care instructions

Level 2 Recoverall

Level 2 Care instructions


  1. Sour to pH 5.5-6.5 in Step 4.

  2. Drying temperature should not exceed 130°F (54°C) as monitored by paper thermometers placed in the dryer.

  3. Do not exceed 70% loading capacity in washing or drying.

  4. Do not use topical antistats or softeners.

  5. Active alkalinity must be no higher than 200-300 ppm in Step 1.

  6. Thorough rinsing below the cloud points of surfactants used in Step 1 is necessary to insure optimal fabric performance. Please note that cloud point is affected by surfactant concentration and the presence of other materials such as electrolytes.