Stains are inevitable, but stains don’t have to be permanent. We discovered some age-old remedies that can help remove pesky, seemingly impossible-to-remove stains — yes, even that wine stain on your crisp, clean shirt.

Check out our stain removal tips below:

Cold water goes a long way with a fresh coffee stain. If you just spilled coffee on your blouse and the stain is still damp, quickly rinse cold water through the back of the stain for at least 10 minutes to see results. For dry or older stains, soak it with cold water with a dab of laundry detergent or dish soap and let it sit for a half hour before rinsing.

Red wine
First, dab the stain to remove as much red wine as possible — don’t rub! After, move on to your stain-removing remedy of choice. You can use salt, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, or dish soap to soak up the remaining wine (no scrubbing necessary).

Nail polish
Who hasn’t spilled a bottle of nail polish before? To remove wet polish from clothes, dab the stain with a paper towel to remove as much as possible and place a paper towel under it so the polish doesn’t seep through. Then, use nail polish remover like you would to remove the color from your nails and…voila!

Dish detergent seems to be a real winner for stain removal. When you get greasy food stains on clothes, let it soak in dish soap before rinsing. The active ingredients in dish detergent actively break up grease and oil.

Lipsticks contain oils that can make it a pain to remove. Let the stain sit in dish soap for 10 to 15 minutes, then dab it with a damp cloth to wash. You can also try hairspray, which is alcohol laden, to break up the lipstick. Spray it a few times and allow it to sit for up to 15 minutes before patting the stain with a wet cloth.

xx, The FabFitFun Team