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Rubber Mat Damaged Table Top?

3 years ago I placed a heavy rubber mat on the top of a stored wooden table. Now after removing the mat, the finish has small bubbles and small raised spots. Is there a fix without refinishing?

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September 11, 20170 found this helpful

Step 1
Place a damp cloth on the table top. Use your iron to iron the cloth. This will force moisture into the veneer and make it flexible.

Step 2
Place a damp cloth over the blistered area. Now cut small slits into each blister or bubble.

Step 3
Press on each bubble to get all the air out of the bubble

Step 4
Use white glue and squeeze it into the slit of each bubble. The glue needs to be under the bubble and next to the wood base.

Step 5
Press the glue into place

Step 6
If you don't have wood clamps you will need to place a heavy object over the area that was glued. Allow this to set for 8 hours.

Step 7

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Remove the heavy object from the table top and wipe off excess glue. If there are too many bubbles or raised area you will need to refinish the table top if this doesn't work for you.

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