Clawfoot tubs are quite interesting decision in the interior. Those constructions perfectly match retro style but still over time they lose their attractiveness. Freestanding tubs must look elegant both inside and outside so any mechanical or chemical damages are noticeable. Replacement of such tub is not so complicated but it still costs a lot of money.
Nowadays you may reglaze clawfoot tub ordering appropriate service in the specialized company and your bathtub will look like the just purchased one. Experienced technicians polish it protecting the legs or dismounting them if possible. Then the surface is stopped in order to hide damages. The final stage is covering the surface by special material. The whole process takes about 10-12 hours and the bathtub is again shining and enjoying you.
New surface will have been serving appropriately for years but pay attention on some rules of caretaking providing.
Reglazing in almost equally effective to replacement of the bathtub but in takes extremely less time, money and efforts.