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How To Apply Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

These were in pretty good shape.  I only had to repaint the lids on them.

Mel and I bought these West Bend kitchen canisters at a local shop but the emblems were worn completely off.  I decided to get them and apply NOS (new old stock) decals.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Here are the vintage Meyercord decals I purchased off of Etsy.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

These are soo easy to apply, so give it a try!

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

You don’t have to cut around the decals before you pit them in the water because they already have a border around them.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

I wet the surface before I slide the decal off its backing.  This allows it to be positioned easier.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Here I am trying to remove excess water and I am also trying to flatten out the edges.  At this point, the decal still moves easily so be mindful of that.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Here they are all applied.  I think it turned out great, and I hope the next owner will enjoy them.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Meyercord made many fantastic decals, here are some great ones I would love to own…

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

I just purchased two of these because I have plans of applying them to our Wurlitzer jukebox. I want to tiki out the jukebox so it looks right at home in our tiki room.

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Folks would apply these to everything back in the day.  You could go crazy with these if you didn’t watch yourself.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

I have a pink laundry basket and a matching garbage can that I plan to refinish with a fish motif becasue all of Mel’s many wall fish in our bathroom.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

These fish are out of sight!  They are soo atomic.

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For some reason I really love the western decals.  They are soo well done.

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Here are some great pin up’s that would look fantastic on a hot rod or some vintage kitchen appliance.

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Here is a decal of the great Hall of Famer Ted Williams.  He was said to have the perfect swing.  This particular decal sold for $1,300.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

This is another Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

Wow!  These are the coolest!

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

There’s old Dean Martin….I wonder if they ever released a “Rat Pack” set?  I would so want it if they did.

Meyercord Waterslide Decals

The great Lucille Ball!  This one plus the two above sold for just over $300 online, so keep your eyes peeled because you never know where you might come across these.

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8 responses »

  1. Great post. I never knew these decals were so pervasive, but it explains all the self-contained designs on so many fixtures and appliances from the early to mid 20th century.

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    • Thanks Steve. This just opened up a whole new world of restoration for me. I typically come across a lot of things that have the decals worn off and pass on them because I don’t want to use a reproduction decal. They just don’t have the same look and feel. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me until now to look for NOS vintage decals.

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  2. Oh, now you’ve gone and done it!!

    I want almost every one of them! I don’t have a clue where I’d put them, but, I’d definitely put them!!

    Thanks for the share~! 🙂

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  3. Wow! Great idea. Your canisters turned out beautifully. I read in your previous post that you two are moving. I can only imagine how incredible the new (mid century?) house will be. Can’t wait to see the tour!

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  4. Livia Peterson

    I started refacing my kitchen cabinets this weekend and have found two so far. I can’t believe the Citristrip I’m using to strip the three layers of enamel someone painted over them hasn’t pulled them up too. I very much hope to save them.

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