WASHING AND PROOFING
STEP 1 – cleaning the machine
Clean washing machine detergent drawer from any residual build up
Carry out one EMPTY washing cycle to remove any detergent from drum, pipes etc
STEP 2 – preparing the fabric
Wash 4 Gowns or 12 bags (turn bags inside out to prevent a knot of ties – i learnt the hard way!)
Wash cycle to be 60+ degrees (45 minutes +) with 100ml of PPE Wash Direct
There is no requirement to dry the gowns/ bags when going on to Step 3
STEP 3 – proofing
Wash either 2 gowns or 6 bags on a quick cycle at about 40°C for about 45 minutes ish with 150ml of Cotton Proof
STEP 4 – drying
Dry gowns/ bags – a tumble dryer can be used on a medium ish heat.
CHECKING FOR WATER RESISTANCE
At any time after the gown has dried – test for water resistance by dropping water on to the gown. The water just beads on the surface.