Dents from screwing beneath white table.

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Old 08-02-20, 10:35 AM
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Dents from screwing beneath white table.

Is there an easy way to repair this? The finish is not affected at all, just elevated from the screws below.

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Old 08-02-20, 10:41 AM
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Technically the surface is damaged. The point of the screw has stretched the finish.
You would need to use shorter screws.
You could use the handle end of a screwdriver to carefully push those bumps back down.
 
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Old 08-02-20, 10:47 AM
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You would have to back the screws out first since they are too long and distorted the finish. Either use shorter screws or put a finish washer on before using that screw. Tapping the bumps back down is about all you can do, probably wont be perfect.
 
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Thanks for the fast replies. Is sanding and repainting an option for a situation like this?
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We couldn't answer that without knowing what the white material is.
Accidents do happen and in the past when I've had that happen.... I carefully push it back into place.
 
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Old 08-02-20, 12:49 PM
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Sometimes the repair can be worst than the damage.

See if massaging the dimples works, then evaluate next steps!
 
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Old 08-02-20, 12:51 PM
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I would use a piece of 2 x 4 and a heavy rubber mallet. Put a cloth under the 2 x 4 to prevent marring of the surface.
 
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Wow, thanks for all the responses. I ended up banging it down using the rear of the power drill with a cloth layered on-top. Looks much less noticeable now. Thanks for all the help
 
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