Leather Cleaning & Restoration

Leather Cleaning Specialists

Pixies are leather cleaning specialists serving customers in the South West from our office in Bristol, and customers in the Midlands from our office in Tamworth, Staffordshire

In Bristol, our many clients include the Ivy Hotel, Clifton. We cleaned, refurbished and redyed all their leather.

Leather Cleaning Methods

Three cleaned sofas on a carpet

To clean properly first requires an accurate assessment of the type of leather finish that we are dealing with.

We can now clean high-end leathers such as aniline – this is usually associated with very high-end super-soft leather on all sofas.

There are many different leather finishes, by far the most popular of which is pigmented or painted leather. These are typically cream or off-white, but can be black, green, blue, pink. To clean these effectively requires good-quality chemicals, specialist stain removers and hard work.

Stain removal is more complex and depends on whether the stain is on the pigment, or has been absorbed into the leather. If it’s on the pigment, then there is a good chance of removing stains, although ink or dye transfer from, say, a cushion or ‘throw’ can be very difficult. If the stain is in the leather, then it is almost certainly going to be impossible to remove – this is where leather protectors become important.

A good-quality leather protector such as the one used by us will form a barrier to stains, allowing them to be much more easily removed. It will also prevent body oils sinking into the leather and undermining the pigment.

Other types of leather are much more difficult to clean. Aniline dyed leather is absorbent, so stains and dirt will sink in and become permanent, making protection even more important, as it is far better to prevent rather than attempt to cure.

Suede and Nu buck are very absorbent and virtually uncleanable. Again, protection is the key.

Leather Restoration Service

  • Marks – we are now able to remove ink and grease marks to a high standard
  • Scratches – from a cat’s claws to jean studs and anything that breaks the leather surface. These marks are filled and repainted.
  • Dye transfer – denim blue transfer or any other colour movement onto the leather. The transferred dye is removed as much as possible and then recoloured.
  • Holes and cuts – where possible, they are patched and filled, then colour matched and painted.
  • Semi-permanent recolour – a less expensive option, and is designed to bring lacklustre or tired leather back to life. This process will not cover up scratches and cuts, but will give the leather a refresh.
  • Full colour repaint / dye – depending on leather type, we can match the current colour or change it to a new colour, very useful if you want a new look without the cost of replacing your sofa or car interior.

All training was provided by LTT Leather Care. They are regarded as one of the world’s leading training and chemical supply companies, offering training to most of the major furniture and retail companies. All info can be found on the LTT website.

Protection Guard & Pet Friendly Chemicals

All our cleaning products are child- and pet-safe and eco- and allergy-friendly.

Please feel free to ask any questions if your are concerned in any way.

What Our Clients Say

Excellent Service


I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your fast and efficient response to my request for help on Monday. It was very kind of Paul to offer to do the job straight away, I couldn't have asked for better service. I apologise on behalf of my cat and hope he doesn't leave any more unwanted 'presents' to clean up.

Thank you so much for your work on the dining room carpet, it's good to know I don't have to worry about picking up any more nasty bugs as a result.

Lynda Pugh

Excellent Service


Thank you for cleaning my carpets the other day and for being available at such amazingly short notice. Really made a big difference for when my flatmates moved in and I’m amazed at your rescue of the living room carpet!I’ll give you a call when I’m in a position to get the other carpet cleaned particularly given what you could do with the others.

Mark Sutton

Extremely Professional

I have used Pixie’s on several occasions and have found them to be extremely professional and their service to be excellent.

They offer a service which is completely hassle free and they also seem to take a lot of pride in their work. I would certainly recommend Pixie’s.

Leighton Walker

Very Professional Service

Very professional service, impressed with the results and Paul is such a lovely guy, would recommend 100% thank you!

Danielle Evans

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0117 986 1206
01827 331 094