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Vintage 40s World War 2 war department PAINTING manual screen printing howto DIY book. Get a military style art training to complement that sissy art school book learnin' without going to boot camp! Get the cold hard facts on proper paint application on various surfaces. Includes a small section called reasons for painting. The howto's in this manuel are utilitarian see table of contents, but can translate into how to construct durable long lasting art pieces in different mediums or perhaps something more avant garde. Does include traffic sign and sign painting sections that covers how to screen print. Includes spray painting and industrial mechanical painting tools. Includes chemical compositions of various paints and how they react to various surfaces. This items is a TM5 618 War Department Technical Manuel Painting Repairs and Utilities War Department October 1946 printed near the end of WW2. The manuel has a paper cover with stapled binding in very good condition for it's age. The back cover has some small age marks and there is a small area at the bottom corner where the cover paper is texturized, maybe from original condition when printed. Great item for a war historian, art historian or an avant garde recruit.
57 pages long.
This manuel book is quite large 7 3/4 width by 10 1/4 inches tall
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Antique 1946 WWII U.S. War Department illustrated Technical Manual industrial Painting repair howto DIY art decor repurpose paint tech guide


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, prints, ephemera
  • Only ships within United States.
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