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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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Princeton Catalyst brushes -- best for Acrylics
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes Series 6400:
The Catalyst brand are the most resilient brushes out there when it comes to painting in acrylic. They have the snap and flex, clean easily, and keep their shape in water. Acrylic is known to wear out even typical nylon brushes, and these resist that wear. This is especially good in the smaller sizes, which typically wear out faster.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Writer Girl
from Cary, NC
These brushes hold the paint well, and are excellent for shading. Love them.
from Woodbridge, VA
I recently purchased a variety of the Princeton catalyst brushes and I love them! They're stiffer than what I've been able to find and with heavy body acrylics the stiffness helps. I've gone through several no name brands that I found at my local craft store, but they were all too soft and ended up loosing their shape after the first use.
By Texture Fanatic
from St. Louis, MO
I had purchased a couple of these brushes on a previous Blick order to use with acrylics and liked them so much I decided to order a couple more sizes. They hold a tremendous amount of paint and are so easy to clean. I was a bit concerned about the stiffness of the bristles, but once I started using them I was really impressed.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love These Brushes
By Coastal Chick
from Mt. Pleasant, SC
I am new to painting and really didn't think that brushes would make a difference in the final result. I thought it mattered more about your skill and/or quality of paint. Was I wrong? After using Catalyst brushes, I realize quality brushes are necessary. I bought 11 Catalyst brushes after reading reviews and I plan to replace the rest of my acrylic paint brush collection with this brand. They are sturdy but flexible and hold paint very well. I am not having to constantly load my brush.
from Jacksonville, FL
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Flat:
Best of the best!
The Perfect Brush
from Somewhere in the Lands of Mary
These are pretty much the only brushes I even use anymore, the various different size brushes provide a huge range of possibilities, with bigger brushes having largely paint carrying capabilities and wonderful ridges in your strokes. The smaller brushes in turn provide responsive handling and delicate stroke making capabilities. All together you can produce paintings of exceptional quality all with just a few brushes and in any technique you might want to use, whether bold impasto strokes or glazing up gently.I now own a several of various different sizes and feel confident they will last nearly a lifetime for me. They clean up easily and reform to their shape even if you are very hard on your brushes like I am. These are the perfect brushes, you can really put them through the paces, they handle wonderfully, are very competitively priced, and function for painting in any medium. I strongly suggest buying at least a couple to try if you haven't had the pleasure of using them.
Love these brushes!
By Rocky the sign painter
from Hendersonville TN
Hold up well to the rigors of sign painting on some very rough surfaces. We do replace the ones that get really abused, but these really help move the job along quickly & more smoothly.
from Hendersonville, TN
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Angular Brushes:
We use these to paint logos on brick walls for our sign painting business. They save us a lot of time & frustration, & make the job quicker & easier. They get roughed up in the process & by the end of a large job the tips of the bristles are a little frayed so we replace the most worn out ones & still use the ones not so beat up. We use lettering enamels with these & are happy with their performance.
from North Carolina
Been painting a couple of years.... finally have brushes that are wonderful to work with!!
See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
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