So I picked up what appears to have been a table at some point from an alley near my house. The patina is fantastic. Think it was marine wood in a former life, as I found barnacle remnants. When I saw it, I decided it had to be a Tele. The paint is flaky. I’m looking to preserve the paint and color, so I was thinking a light clear coat of lacquer (spray can). I did a test piece, and it darkened the bare wood, darkened the paint, and almost seemed to accelerate the peeling process in spots, guessing because the lacquer got under the paint. Any experience or thoughts or ideas on how to preserve and stabilize the paint? And make it durable? Should I clean the wood/paint before applying anything, if so with what? I’ve never done anything with paint like this before, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!