How to repair a door that taped striped off the finish?
I was trying to replace the door knob on the bathroom door and for some reason the existing hole was too small so I enlarged the hole by clamping a piece of wood to the door and drilling though. I drilled through the board and then continued through the door and it almost worked perfect.
To prevent damage to the other side of the door, I taped the area near the hole but when I peeled off the tape it peeled off the finish of the door!
From the pic it looks like you will need to reapply some kind of clear finish to it again. You might have to experiment on another similar piece of wood to get it right. I buy urethane in a spray can for stuff like this. You can also get clear laquer in a spray can that dries very fast and looks good, but I am told laquer yellows with age. Don't we all?
All the best to you and yours, Tom
Next time use one of these and only drill 1/2 way though one side then finish the hole on the other side for no tare out.
Lightly feather out the rough edges with 110 grit paper and just apply poly with a natural haired brush. You may have to lightly sand wipe down and apply a second coat.
We just did this to about a dozen loun doors with 50 years of paint splaters, dings and scratches and they now look new again.