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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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These angle brushes are excellent for line and fludity.
from columbus, ohio
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes Series 6400:
I use the brushes with oil paints which make superior fluid lines. Excellent clean-up Hoping they have good longevity
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from San Diego, CA
Comments about Princeton Catalyst Polytip Bristle Round:
Really good price for good quality brush!
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By Artist Bill
from San Ramon, CA
Use these brushes with acrylics and ink. Hold and release paint extremely well. Bristles responsive and bright.
Not a fan
from Athens, OH
I bought a flat brush to try out so I can't speak to the other brush types.I usually paint with acrylics. I use bristle brushes most of the time. My style of painting sometimes includes spreading the bristles to get the effect I want. When I want a chisel edge synthetic brushes work better. These brushes are not good for either of these techniques. Being a synthetic, the bristles do dot spread out but because of the polytip they also do not produce a chisel edge. They are good for laying down color with the flat side of the brush, but any flat brush will do that.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from San Jacinto, CA
Very easy to clean and maintain.Beautiful spring.Best entry into professional grade brushes. I LOVE THESE BRUSHES! They shovel paint and mediums.
Princeton Catalyst brushes -- best for Acrylics
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.
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.
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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.
See why the Catalyst Polytip Bristle brushes are a favorite of equestrian artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
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