Problem: Tiny bumps on dining table

query323March 9, 2009

Hi there,

We bought a table a few months ago and recently noticed these very small bumps on the table. It seems it's pretty much all over the table and I'm not sure how to fix it. It doesn't have any specific shapes or locations where this is happening, its pretty much random and yet all over the table. Could a plastic cover ever cause damage like this? What could it be and how do you fix it?

Any help is much appreciated!

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It sounds like the veneer is bubbling.

Did any moisture get on the table or under the tablecloth?

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 6:53PM
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Define bumps.

Exposure to soft plastics can damage the finish is what is known as "packing marks." They can usually be removed by rubbing and/or applying more finish.

But this is only a guess at the cause, there are many possible explanations.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 9:11PM
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Moisture, quite possibly.

These bumps sometimes trail and are sticking out of the wood, by trailing I mean let's say you put a dish on the table the circle pressure points show on the table, as well as random bumps all over the table.

If put my nail on a bump to bring it down, it feels waxy and sort of smudges on the table.

I have done some more research and have a sneaking suspicion that it might be plasticizer migration but I'm not sure. The finish also is lacquer.


    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 11:19PM
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Could it be they were their when you first received the table? Does the finish feels bumpy or rough ? One common problem; the finished was applied in an unclean environment, so what your feeling is the small bits of particles under the finish.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 11:40AM
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