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Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes are another Princeton breakthrough that advances the science of synthetic hair.
For the first time, the tip of each individual hair has been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural bristle. By giving each individual hair two to three distinct tips, Polytip bristles are able to hold a higher volume of paint while providing smoother application.
These brushes are super stiff yet still extremely responsive. Designed for use with medium to heavy body acrylics (as well as oil paints), Catalyst Brushes push even heavy gel mediums with assurance. And unlike natural hog bristle, which can be rendered useless when water-soaked, Catalyst Brushes have real integrity in water.
Set of 4 — A Blick Exclusive!
This set of four essential brushes includes a Size 4 Bright, Size 10 Flat, Size 8 Filbert, and Size 2 Round.
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Too plastic-y for me
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Angular Brushes:
This brush is just too rigid and plastic-y for me. Might be good for painting murals on walls, but I didn't care for it using acrylics on canvas. Would be good for my young students as it is well made and seems indestructible.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Princeton Catalyst Polytip brushes are great
By Alaska Dude
from Fairbanks, Alaska
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes Series 6400:
I like synthetic brushes because i paint in both acrylics and alkyds. Bristle brushes go limp in water so they don't work for acrylics. I don't use the same actual brushes for both media - i have separate sets for each, but i like same feel for both media. These brushes have the stiffness i like (pretty stiff), and they hold their shape well. I use mostly flats, and these hold a great chisel shape. They are my current favorite brushes - i tried them and immediately ordered more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great quality for a good price
from Ann Arbor, MI
I used it for acrylic painting, and it has the perfect amount of stiffness and holds a good amount of paint. I would definitely like to buy more in different sizes.
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Best Brush I've used in a long time
from Yuma, AZ
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Round:
These brushes last so much longer than regular brushes. I really enjoy how if I happen to get some medium up into the ferrule the bristles don't start to fan out like they would on a standard paint brush.I did find the Mottler a bit stiff when I was blending my background. I went with a softer natural bristle brush for that and just used the Mottler to put down the base color.I showed these brushes to a friend of mine who teaches high school art and she will probably pick some up for her students. The durability of the brushes will prevent her from having to purchase brushes so often.
This brush gets the job done
from Beloit Wi
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Bright:
This brush has both a wide and thin stroke,almost caligraphic, great ability to carry paint, and then also produce a soft edge. I've never had a brush like it and it's taking my work to a new level. The bristles are tightly packed and not flayed out, it's almost like carving out an image with a knife.
from Grapevine, Texas
Halfway between a hog bristle and synthetic in feel and application. Too early to know how they will hold up.
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By Diane Parish Gardener
from Smithfield, VA
I like the clarity of color in the paints. The fact that I choose the OPEN helps with slower drying of the paint. An added plus is that these products are made in the USA.This doesn't pertain to the product but to the Dick Black Company, I appreciate their professionalism. I have been dealing with them since the 1970's. Wish they had a store in Newport News Va. Diane Roselius ( Formally Diane Kyriss)
Princeton Catalyst Brushes
from Campbellsville, Ky.
Excellent Quality, Well made handles, Should last many years of painting!
Great brush for long fine lining!
What I like about the brush is that the length of the "hairs" make it near impossible to get paint in the ferrule.
from Springfield, MO
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Filbert and Egbert:
Was excited to try this brush and Love it.
See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
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