A 2px padding is probably too small to do anything noticeable. Plus doing it that way below would be changing the padding on ALL tds.
If you only want to affect the padding for that one td, you can either give it a class and define specific CSS for it in the stylesheet, OR you can add an inline-style along with your others - about 10px on the left and right look like they would do it;
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Beverleyh did I tell you I love you? Thank you so much. That was a very simple solution and 12px does it for me :) Thanks so much and have a fabulous day.
:D No problem - spreading the love is what makes DD such a nice place to visit.
Have a great day also.