How To Fix Bubbled Wood Table: Step By Step Process To Remove Bubbles From Table Veneer


Step By Step Process To Remove Bubbles From Wood Table Veneer

A very thin layer of hardwood veneer is usually glued over a lower-than-usual, but still expensive piece of wood furniture. In spite of the fact that veneer is generally durable, putting warm or damp objects on the veneer can cause the glue bond to fail. As soon as you notice that the glue bond fails, it is highly possible that bubbles can form on the surface of the wood veneer. Wood bubbles can ruin or damage the appearance of a beautiful piece of furniture, which as a result causes the furniture to appear dull as well as dingy. However, the good thing is that you can easily get rid of these unsightly bubbles and a table can be restored. In order to remove bubbles from the wood table, go through the below-mentioned step-by-step process carefully & achieve the desired result of your work:

Step 1: Put Down A Sheet Of White Parchment Paper Over The Wood Bubble

First of all, put down a sheet of white parchment paper over the wood bubble. Iron the parchment paper using a warm clothes iron for at least 10 seconds. Keep ironing the parchment paper in 10-second intervals before removing the parchment paper and inspecting the wood bubble.

Step 2: Cover The Wood Bubble Using Two Layers Of Masking Tape

Cover the wood bubble with the help of two layers of masking tape, if in case the wood bubble still persists. If the veneer has already split, it is important to place two layers of masking tape through both edges of the split. Make a split along the center of the entire wood bubble, with the help of a very sharp razor knife. Follow or go through the direction of the wood grain, when cutting through the tape and wood.

Step 3: Remove Any Dirt Or Debris From Underneath The Wood Bubble

Now, remove any dirt or debris from underneath the wood bubble, with the help of a toothpick. Insert a small piece of masking tape along the slit and into the wood bubble, in order to pick up the loose chunks of debris. Apply or spread some yellow carpenter's glue to the entire surface underneath the bubble. Insert the glue along the slit you just cut into the veneer.

Step 4: Wipe Away The Excess Glue From The Veneer

Press down on the veneer, in order to spread the glue underneath the bubble. Wipe away the excess glue from the veneer using a cloth dampened with water. Pull out the masking tape from the veneer before laying a sheet of plastic wrap over the split in order to prevent the glue from oozing out as well as sticking to the flat wood blocks you are going to place over the plastic wrap.

Step 5: Allow The Glue To Cure Overnight

Position a few flat wood blocks on top of the plastic wrap to act as weights. Allow the glue to cure overnight, making sure that the wood blocks are in place. Remove the wood blocks as well as the plastic wrap. Lightly sand the veneer using fine-grade sandpaper as long as the wood is completely smooth.

Step 6: Apply Wood Oil Directly To The Veneer

Apply or spread wood oil directly to the veneer in order to prevent new bubbles from forming. Rub the wood oil into the veneer with the help of cloth as long as the table is completely restored to its original condition.
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