Aqua-life Paint

27 12 2014
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Wood, Metal, Masonry
  • Residential, Commercial
  • Low VOC
  • Extreme Low Odor
  • Easy to Apply
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Thinnable
  • Sandable

Life Paint’s Aqua-Life products were developed to replace traditional oil based alkyd-type resin technology. With today’s stringent VOC regulations, and the limited low VOC solvents available, Life Paint researched a resin technology that has been used for over ten years successfuly in Europe. This resin type allowed for extremely low VOC manufacturing, very low ordor, and it’s application resembles that of traditional oil based products. In fact, once the product is cured, the coating left is just as a traditional alkyd is. The main difference between old traditional, oil-based, alkyd resin paints and Life Paint’s Aqua-Life is the subsitution of smelly petroleum based solvents for water. So go ahead, breathe easy, and take the plunge into water. It’s more refreshing.


Spring Cleaning Clearance Sale

19 03 2011

we have been making some room in and around the store and as a result we have a lot of product that is on our brand new clearance rack in the parking lot.






Quality Products

9 04 2010

Not all batteries are equal.

In fact, Duracell or energizer batteries will last dozens of times longer than “generic” or “dollar store” batteries.  Also stay away from Sony batteries .

Here at Tashman’s we have been testing products and getting feedback from customers since 1961.  Since we are also contractors, we use the products we sell and as a result we only carry quality items.

It is also very important that we go along with the increasing awareness of the environmental impact everyday items can have.

The majority of our paint and all of our house paints are now low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)

Our plumbing department has various low flow devices such as shower fixtures and toilet kits.

To save electricity we carry compact fluorescent and LED light-bulbs as well as timers to turn the light on or off even if you are not home.

Many of our solvents are also “Green” in that they contain fewer hazardous air pollutants and are made from renewable and/biodegradable materials.

Spring is here!

8 03 2010

Dear Valued Customers,

Spring is a great time of year to catch up on your home repairs.  The winter rains have distressed youy exterior paint.

Check the trim on your doors, windows, and eaves–Crunching or splitting wood is a good indication of a needed paint job.

Tashman’s now carries a Hybrid enamel paint from LifePaint that is an excellent choice given the environmental restrictions placed on all paint manufacturers in LA County.

Oil based paints are no longer available and this is really a good thing for the environment as well as for the air quality of your home.  In addition, the amount of oil in those paints was not enough to make them significantly better than other options.

The new Hybrid Alkyd Enamels allow flexibility and great adhesion.  They will not crack from extreme temperature swings and they flow and spread so easily, the finish is like glass.


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